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VirtualBox 1.5.6

Posted on Thursday, February 21 2008 @ 21:59:35 CET by

innotek VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software.

  • GUI: fixed several error messages
  • GUI: fixed registration dialog crashes once and for all
  • GUI: really ask before resetting the VM
  • GUI: release mouse and keyboard before the host activates the screensaver
  • GUI: fixed issue with license display on big screens
  • GUI: added setting for network name for internal networks
  • GUI: added setting for network device type
  • GUI: keyboard fixes
  • GUI: seamless mode and fullscreen mode fixes
  • GUI: fixed soaked hostkey keyup event under certain conditions
  • GUI: more informative message dialog buttons
  • GUI: VM selector context menu
  • VBoxSDL: added -termacpi switch
  • VBoxSDL: fixed automatic adaption of the guest screen resolution to the size of the VM window
  • VMM: under heavy guest activity, for example when copying files to/from a shared folder, the VM could crash with an assertion
  • VMM: added an option to select PIIX4 (improves compatibility with Windows guests created by VMware)
  • VMM: fixed a bug which could lead to memory corruption under rare circumstances
  • VMM: improved performance of Solaris guests
  • VRDP: fixed a 1.5.4 regression: VRDP client and server were out-of-sync if the VM was started using the GUI
  • VRDP: proper error handling if the VRDP library could not be loaded
  • VBoxManage: fixed crash during clonevdi
  • VBoxManage: added ’list runningvms’ command
  • VBoxManage: improved the compatibility when reading the partition table of a raw disk
  • Shared Folders: added support for read-only shared folders
  • Shared Clipboard: several fixes
  • Network: experimental support for E1000 device emulation
  • iSCSI: better check for misconfigured targets
  • iSCSI: allow to directly attach to internal networks with integrated mini IP stack
  • PulseAudio: don’t hang during VM initialization if no sound server is available
  • VDI: fixed sized virtual disk images are now completely written during creation to workaround buggy sparse file handling on some OS (e.g. Vista)
  • VDI/VMDK: prevent indexing of .vdi and .vmdk files on Windows hosts
  • RDP: fixed compilation of the Linux rdesktop client on newer Linux kernels
  • RDP: install rdesktop-vrdp on Linux hosts
  • ACPI: added sleep button event
  • Serial: proper handling of inaccessible host devices
  • Windows installer: allow smooth upgrade without deinstallation
  • Linux installer: fixed Slackware detection regression
  • Linux installer: updated VBoxTunctl allowing to assign a tap device to a group on Linux kernels > 2.6.23
  • Windows additions: several fixes, in particular for Windows NT4
  • Linux additions: fixed installer for Kubuntu 8.04
  • Linux additions: add default video mode for handling video mode hints from the host
  • Linux host: compatibility fixes with Linux > 2.6.24

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