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#31 Chachazz

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 01:03 AM

VirtualBox 5.1

(released 2016-07-12)

This is a major update. The following major new features were added:

  • VMM: new APIC and I/O APIC implementations that result in significantly improved performance in certain situations (for example with networking, bug #15295)
  • VMM: added support for Hyper-V paravirtualized debugging of Windows guests
  • VMM: emulate even more MMIO and shadow pagetable exits without going back to user mode
  • GUI: overall migration to Qt5 (bug #11775)
  • GUI: passive API event listener improving the VM GUI performance and response time
  • Audio: added HDA (High Definition Audio) support for newer Linux guests
  • Audio: added on-demand timers which should improve the overall performance and reduce the CPU consumption
  • Audio: more fine-grained volume control for the AC'97 emulation, which now also takes the master volume control into account
  • better support for Python 3

In addition, the following items were fixed and/or added:

  • VMM: activate the x2APIC by default for Linux guests
  • VMM: many more fixes
  • GUI: the Detach UI action is now a part of the VM Machine menu
  • GUI: reworked session information window
  • GUI: the new VM wizard now allows to choose the VM location for the VM which is being created
  • GUI: fixed location of touch events in unscaled HiDPI mode (bugs #14366, #14367)
  • GUI: various bugfixes and internal cleanup
  • Storage: use fallocate() or similar if present to speed up creating fixed-sized disk images (bug #5967)
  • Storage: implemented NVMHCI-compatible storage controller
  • Audio: various bugfixes and infrastructure improvements
  • E1000: implemented interrupt throttling for performance improvements
  • EFI: many improvements, for example allow to boot from USB
  • OVF: improved handling of signed manifests
  • API: Windows XP guests and Windows 2003 server guests now default to the E1000 T Server network card
  • VBoxSVC: fixed several memory leaks when handling .dmg images
  • Installers: ship VBoxBugReport
  • Windows hosts: reworked COM proxy (e.g. bug #8298)
  • Linux installers: no longer rely on DKMS for module rebuilding
  • Linux Additions: fix a problem when updating the initramfs after the guest modules are compiled (bug #15579)
  • Linux Additions: try to fix a problem where the OpenGL libraries where loaded by the X server when we only support X clients (bug #15574)

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 05:27 PM

VirtualBox 5.1.2 released!

July 21st, 2016

 

Oracle today released a 5.1 maintenance release which improves stability and fixes regressions.

 

See the Changelog for details.



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Posted 17 August 2016 - 03:08 PM

VirtualBox 5.1.4

(released 2016-08-16)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • GUI: show actual VM uptime in the session information window
  • Audio: re-enabled speakers for Mac OS X guests (5.1.0 regression; bug #15611)
  • Audio: fixed crashes under certain conditions
  • USB: fixed a hang under certain conditions
  • USB: fixed a hanging guest under certain conditions (bug #15747)
  • PIIX4: implemented dummy SMBus controller to prevent annoying Linux kernel warnings about uninitialized SMBus base address (bug #9517)
  • NVMe: several fixes to improve stability, fixed a crash while saving a VM state
  • VMDK: Fixed an issue creating fixed size images with certain sizes and the Split2G option enabled (bug #15748)
  • VHDX: fixed cloning images with VBoxManage clonehd (bug #14288)
  • Storage: Fixed broken bandwidth limitation when the limit is very low (bug #14982)
  • EFI: fixed sending debug messages in the EFI firmware if a serial port is enabled (bug #12161)
  • OVF: when importing appliances, make sure that the version of the embedded VirtualBox-specific settings is processed, to get the default settings handling right
  • VBoxManage: Don't try to set the medium type if there is no change (bug #13850)
  • Linux installer: fixed some scripting issues (bugs #15701 and #15702)
  • Linux installer: fixed a path issue on certain Linux distributions (bug #15717)
  • Windows hosts: fixed corrupted mouse pointers with some Linux and Solaris guests (bug #15665)
  • Linux Additions: made the video driver work on 32-bit guests with large video memory sizes (bug #15621)
  • Linux Additions: made the video driver work on kernel 4.7 and later (bug #15769)
  • Linux Additions: converted a failure message to an informational one when drivers could not be stopped during upgrade (bug #15692)
  • Linux Additions: made the video driver work around an X server bug which cause screen refresh to stop (bug #15511)
  • Windows Additions: auto-resizing fixes for Windows 10 guests (bug #15257)
  • Windows Additions: fixed VBoxTray problems with Windows 2000 (bug #15661)

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 12:11 AM

VirtualBox 5.1.6

(released 2016-09-12)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • GUI: fixed issue with opening '.vbox' files and it's aliases
  • GUI: keyboard grabbing fixes (bugs #15771 and #15745)
  • GUI: fix for passing through Ctrl + mouse-click (Mac OS X hosts only; bug #15714)
  • GUI: fixed automatic deletion of extension pack files (bugs #11352 and #14742)
  • USB: fixed showing unknown device instead of the manufacturer or product description under certain circumstances (5.1.0 regression; bug #15764)
  • XHCI: another fix for a hanging guest under certain conditions as result of the fix for bug #15747, this time for Windows 7 guests
  • Serial: fixed high CPU usage with certain USB to serial converters on Linux hosts (bug #7796)
  • Storage: fixed attaching stream optimized VMDK images (bug #14764)
  • Storage: reject image variants which are unsupported by the backend (bug #7227)
  • Storage: fixed loading saved states created with VirtualBox 5.0.10 and older when using a SCSI controller (bug #15865)
  • Storage: fixed broken NVMe emulation if the host I/O cache setting is enabled
  • Storage: fixed using multiple NVMe controllers if ICH9 is used
  • NVMe: fixed a crash during reset which could happen under certain circumstances
  • Audio: fixed microphone input (5.1.2 regression; bugs #14386 and #15802)
  • Audio: fixed crashes under certain conditions (5.1.0 regression; bug #15887 and others)
  • Audio: fixed recording with the ALSA backend (5.1 regression)
  • Audio: fixed stream access mode with OSS backend (5.1 regression, thanks to Jung-uk Kim)
  • E1000: do also return masked bits when reading the ICR register, this fixes booting from iPXE (5.1.2 regression; bug #15846)
  • BIOS: fixed 4bpp scanline calculation (bug #15787)
  • API: relax the check for the version attribute in OVF/OVA appliances (bug #15856)
  • Windows hosts: fixed crashes when terminating the VM selector or other VBox COM clients (bug #15726 and others)
  • Linux Installer: fixed path to the documentation in .rpm packages (5.1.0 regression)
  • Linux Installer: fixed the vboxdrv.sh script to prevent an SELinux complaint (bug #15816)
  • Linux hosts: don't use 32-bit legacy capabilities
  • Linux Additions: Linux 4.8 fix for the kernel display driver (bugs #15890 and #15896)
  • Linux Additions: don't load the kernel modules provided by the Linux distribution but load the kernel modules from the official Guest Additions package instead (bug #15324)
  • Linux Additions: fix dynamic resizing problems in recent Linux guests (bug #15875)
  • User Manual: fixed error in the VBoxManage chapter for the getextradata enumerate example (bug #15862)

https://www.virtualb.../wiki/Downloads



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Posted 14 November 2016 - 01:18 AM

VirtualBox 5.1.8 and 5.0.28 released!

October 18th, 2016

 

Oracle today released 5.1 and 5.0 maintenance releases which improve stability and fix regressions.

 

See the respective Changelog (5.1.8 / 5.0.28) for details.



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Posted 22 November 2016 - 03:43 PM

VirtualBox 5.1.10 released!

November 21st, 2016

Oracle today released a 5.1 maintenance release which improves stability and fixes regressions.

 

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 10:58 AM

VirtualBox 5.1.12 released!

December 20th, 2016

 

Oracle today released a 5.1 maintenance release which improves stability and fixes regressions.

 

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 04:24 PM

VirtualBox 5.1.14 released!

January 17th, 2017

 

Oracle today released a 5.1 maintenance release which improves stability and fixes regressions.

 

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 05:23 PM

VirtualBox 5.1.16 released!

March 8, 2017

Oracle today released a 5.1 maintenance release which improves stability and fixes regressions.

 

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 03:05 PM

VirtualBox 5.1.18 released!

March 15th, 2017

 

Oracle today released a 5.1 maintenance release which improves stability and fixes regressions.

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 05:49 PM

VirtualBox 5.1.20 released

April 18th, 2017

 

Oracle today released a 5.1 maintenance release which improves stability and fixes regressions.

 

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 04:57 PM

VirtualBox 5.1.22 released!

April 28th, 2017

 

Oracle today released a 5.1 maintenance release which improves stability and fixes regressions.

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 06:43 AM

VirtualBox 5.1.28 released!

September 14th, 2017

 

Oracle today released a 5.1 maintenance release which improves stability and fixes regressions.

 

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 07:41 PM

VirtualBox 5.1.30

(released 2017-10-16)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • GUI: translation updates
  • GUI: Fixed double mouse cursor when using mouse integration without Guest Additions, actually a Qt 5.6 bug fixed with QT 5.6.3 (Mac OS X hosts only; bug #15610)
  • Solaris hosts: allow increasing MTU size for host-only adapter to 9706 bytes to support jumbo frames
  • Linux hosts: glibc 2.26 compile fix
  • Windows Additions: 3D related crash fix (bugs #17082, #17092)


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 07:13 PM

VirtualBox 5.2 released

18. Oct 2017, 20:34

 

This is a major update. The following major new features were added:

  • VM export to Oracle Cloud (OPC)
  • Unattended guest installation (bug #5810; see the manual for more information)
  • Overhauled VM selector GUI (improved tools VM / global tools handling, new icons)
  • Added experimental audio support for video recording

In addition, the following items were fixed and/or added:

  • VMM: fixed reason for recent Linux kernels on also recent CPU models warning about "XSAVE consistency problem"
  • GUI: Virtual Media Manager rework allowing to manage media attributes, like size, location, type and description
  • GUI: Host-only Network Manager implemented to simplify managing corresponding networks and their attributes
  • GUI: Snapshot Pane rework allowing to manage snapshot attributes, like name and description; reworked snapshot details which looks more clear, corresponds to VM Details pane and reflects current VM state difference according to last snapshot taken
  • GUI: Audio settings extended with possibility to enable/disable audio input/output; corresponding changed were done to Audio and Video Capture settings pages; VM Devices menu and status-bar extended with corresponding actions and indicator as well
  • GUI: improvements with accessibility support
  • GUI: Fixed double mouse cursor when using mouse integration without Guest Additions, actually a Qt 5.6 bug fixed with QT 5.6.3 (Mac OS X hosts only; bug #15610)
  • Audio: implemented (optional) device enumeration support for audio backends
  • Audio: implemented support for host device callbacks (e.g. when adding or removing an audio device)
  • Audio: HDA emulation now uses asynchronous data processing in separate threads
  • Audio: implemented ability to enable or disable audio input / output on-the-fly
  • Storage: implemented support for CUE/BIN images as CD/DVD media including multiple tracks
  • Storage: implemented support for the controller memory buffer feature for NVMe
  • Storage: first milestone of the I/O stack redesign landed
  • E1000: Fix for Windows XP freeze when booting with unplugged cable
  • NAT network: do not skip some port forwarding setup when multiple VMs are active (Windows hosts only; bug #17041)
  • Serial: fixed extremely rare misbehavior on VM poweroff
  • EFI: better video mode handling, supporting custom video modes and easier configuration (bug #6783)
  • BIOS: properly report floppy logical sectors per track for unusual formats
  • BIOS: update ATA disk parameter table vectors only if there is actually a corresponding ATA disk attached
  • PXE: speed up booting by better handling pending packets when the link is not up yet
  • VBoxManage: handle CPUID sub-leaf overrides better
  • Windows Additions: fix several 3D related crashes
  • Solaris hosts: allow increasing MTU size for host-only adapter to 9706 bytes to support jumbo frames
  • Linux Additions: on systems using systemd, make sure that only the Guest Additions timesync service is active
  • many unlisted fixes and improvements

https://www.virtualb.../wiki/Downloads