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Old 07-10-2009, 02:55 PM   #1
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Default VirtualBox v3.0.0 released

This x86 virtualizer has reached a new milestone in version 3.0.0. Here is what's new:
  • Guest SMP with up to 32 virtual CPUs (VT-x and AMD-V only; see chapte
    3.7.2.2, “Processor” tab, page 48)
  • Windows guests: ability to use Direct3D 8/9 applications / games (experimental
    see chapter 4.8, Hardware 3D acceleration (OpenGL and DirectX 8/9), page 71)
  • Support for OpenGL 2.0 for Windows, Linux and Solaris guests
    n addition, the following items were fixed and/or added:
  • Solaris hosts: allow suspend/resume on the host when a VM is running (bu
    #3826)
  • Solaris hosts: loosen the restriction for contiguous physical memory under cer
    tain conditions
  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed guest PAE
  • Linux hosts: kernel module compile fixes for 2.6.31 (bug #4264)
  • VMM: fixed occasional guru meditation when loading a saved state (VT-x only)
  • VMM: eliminated IO-APIC overhead with 32 bits guests (VT-x only, some Inte
    CPUs don’t support this feature (most do); bug #638)
  • VMM: fixed 64 bits CentOS guest hangs during early boot (AMD-V only; bu
    #3927)
  • VMM: performance improvements for certain PAE guests (e.g. Linux 2.6.29+
    kernels)
  • VMM: some Windows guests detected a completely wrong CPU frequency (bug
    #2227)
  • VMM: fixed hanging and unkillable VM processes (bug #4040)
  • VMM: fixed random infrequent guest crashes due XMM state corruption (Win64
    hosts only)
  • VMM: performance improvements for network I/O (VT-x/AMD-V only)
  • GUI: added mini toolbar for fullscreen and seamless mode (Thanks to Huihong
    Luo)
  • GUI: redesigned settings dialogs
  • GUI: allow to create/remove more than one host-only network adapters (non
    Windows hosts)
  • GUI: display estimated time for long running operations (e.g. OVF im-
    port/export)
  • GUI: fixed rare hangs when open the OVF import/export wizards (bug #4157)
  • 3D support: fixed VM crashes for client applications using incorrect OpenGL
    states
  • 3D support: fixed memory corruption when querying for supported texture com-
    pression formats
  • 3D support: fixed incorrect rendering of glDrawRangeElements
  • 3D support: fixed memory leak when using VBOs
  • 3D support: fixed glew library detection
  • 3D support: fixed random textures corruption
  • VRDP: support Windows 7 RDP client
  • Networking: fixed another problem with TX checksum offloading with Linux
    kernels up to version 2.6.18
  • NAT: fixed “open ports on virtual router 10.0.2.2 - 513, 514” (forum)
  • NAT: allow to configure socket and internal parameters
  • NAT: allow to bind sockets to specific interface
  • PXE boot: significant performance increase (VT-x/AMD-V only)
  • VHD: properly write empty sectors when cloning of VHD images (bug #4080)
  • VHD: fixed crash when discarding snapshots of a VHD image
  • VHD: fixed access beyond the block bitmap which could lead to arbitrary crashes
  • VBoxManage: fixed incorrect partition table processing when creating VMDK
    files giving raw partition access (bug #3510)
  • VBoxManage: support cloning to existing image file
  • OVF: several OVF 1.0 compatibility fixes
  • OVF: fixed exporting of disk images when multiple virtual machines are exported
    at once
  • Virtual mouse device: eliminated micro-movements of the virtual mouse which
    were confusing some applications (bug #3782)
  • Shared Folders: sometimes a file was created using the wrong permissions (2.2.0
    regression; bug #3785)
  • Shared Folders: allow to change file attributes from Linux guests and use the
    correct file mode when creating files
  • Shared Folders: some content was incorrectly written under certain conditions
    (bug #11187)
  • Shared Folders: fixed incorrect file timestamps, when using Windows guest on a
    Linux host (bug #3404)
  • X11 clipboard: fix duplicate end of lines (bug #4270)
  • X11 guests: a number of shared clipboard fixes
  • Linux guests: Guest Additions support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11
  • Linux guests: new daemon vboxadd-service to handle time synchronization and
    guest property lookup
  • Linux guests: implemented guest properties (OS info, logged in users, basic
    network information)
  • Windows host installer: VirtualBox Python API can now be installed automati-
    cally (requires Python and Win32 Extensions installed)
  • USB: Support for high-speed isochronous endpoints has been added. In addition,
    read-ahead buffering is performed for input endpoints (currently Linux hosts
    only). This should allow additional devices to work, notably webcams (bug
    #242).
  • USB: fixed error handling for some USB dongles
  • Web service: fixed inability to handle NULL pointers for object arguments, which
    are valid values for a lot of APIs, in both the raw and the object-oriented web
    service.
  • Web service: object-oriented bindings for JAX-WS did not exhibit interface inher-
    itance correctly, fixed
  • Web service: added support for IDisplay and IGuest interfaces, which were pre-
    viously unavailable
  • Registration dialog uses Sun Online accounts now
You can get every single flavor of this app over on VirtualBox.org, but you can also get each version of this program here on ZD...or at least I'd normally say that, but there appears to be a bug in our system preventing me from uploading this application. If I find a way around this, or try again later and it works, this post will be updated with the links.

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Old 07-10-2009, 04:25 PM   #2
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Another odd thing thing: every time the word "fix" appears in the above post, when viewed in the encoding specified in this page's header (ISO-8859-1), the first two letters --f and i-- are garbled. Yet if I override and view the page using UTF-8, it looks fine. Weird.
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Each instance of the word "fix" seems to be encoded strangely as "�x". Weird.
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That was pretty weird. I've fixed it now. It looks to be fine.
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hmm, I may have to give that 3D acceleration a try sometime. That would be neato

also it appears that 3.0.2 is out now as well... huh. Actually, it just came out today.
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By all means, be my guest.
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hmm, I may have to give that 3D acceleration a try sometime. That would be neato
Yeah, that part sounds pretty cool.
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Yeah, that part sounds pretty cool.
it sounded cool, until I found out that it doesn't support 98 as a guest. :<

What if I wanted to run some legacy game that only works well in 98? ;/
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it sounded cool, until I found out that it doesn't support 98 as a guest. :<

What if I wanted to run some legacy game that only works well in 98? ;/
Well they don't officially support it, and there are no guest additions, but there is an unofficial tutorial detailing how to get Windows 9x working as best it can. Windows 98SE is recommended, though I've failed in even getting it to boot myself.
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