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VirtualBox 1.4.0

Posted on Thursday, June 07 2007 @ 14:05:45 CEST by

  • added support for OS X hosts
  • added support for AMD64 hosts
  • signed all executables and device drivers on Windows
  • added user interface for Shared Folders
  • added context menu for network adapters
  • added VM description field for taking notes
  • always restore guest mouse pointer when entering VM window (Windowss host)
  • added configuration options for clipboard synchronization
  • improved keyboard handling on Linux hosts
  • added first run wizard
  • improved boot device order dialog
  • auto-resize did not work after save/restore
  • restore original window size when returning from fullscreen mode
  • fixed screen update when switching to fullscreen mode
  • the size of the VM window was sometimes resetted to 640x480
  • added localizationss
  • various minor improvements
  • added convertdd command
  • automatically start and terminate VBoxSVC on Linux and OS X hosts
  • increased startup performance due to lazy memory allocation
  • significantly increased maximum guest memory size
  • fixed issues with V86 mode
  • support V86 extensions (VME)
  • support guests with a full GDT
  • fixed boot hangs for some Linux kernels
  • improved FreeBSD and OpenBSD support
  • improved performance of guests that aggressively patch kernel code (very recent Linux 2.6 kernels)
  • added workaround for a design flaw in AMD AM2 CPUs where the timestamp counter shows large differences among CPU cores
  • fixed Linux guests with grsecurity
  • fixed issue on 2G/2G Linux kernels (even 1G/3G kernels should work)
  • fixed Linux detection of Local APIC on non-Intel and non-AMD CPUs
  • timing improvements with high host system loads (VM starvation)
  • experimental AMD SVM hardware virtualization support now also handles real and protected mode without paging
  • added system time offset parameter to allow for VMs to run in the past or future
  • provide an MPS 1.4 table if the IOAPIC is enabled
  • allow binding the RDP server to a specific interface
  • added support for clipboard synchronization
  • fixed problems with OS X RDP client
  • added support for multiple simultaneous connections to one VM
  • added support for MS RDP6 clients (Vista)
  • experimental support for VMDK images (writethrough mode only, no snapshots yet)
  • raw host disk support, including individual partitions
  • improve CHS geometry detection
  • fixed problem that only one VM could open an immutable image
  • allow more than one card configured for NAT networking
  • pass first entry in DNS search list (Linux host) or primary DNS suffix (Windows host) as domain name in DHCP
  • support UDP broadcasts, which enables using Windows shares
  • only warn if the name server could not be determined, no fatal error anymore
  • fix a potential problem with incorrect memory allocation
Internal Networking:
  • fixed issue on Windows hosts
Host Interface Networking:
  • fixed sporadic crashes on interface creation/destruction (Windows host)
  • reworked TAP handling for Linux 2.6.18+ compatibility
  • show error for unsupported V86 case
  • small fix for parsing PXE menu entry without boot server IP
  • fixed network card hang after save/restore
  • Rewrote Windows USB handling without the need for a filter driver
  • Possible to steal arbitrary devices in Windows
  • added serial ports with support for named pipes (local domain sockets) on the host
  • fixed problem with ALSA on Linux before 2.6.18 blocking other ALSA clients on the system
  • fixed problem with ALSA on AMD64 hosts
  • fixed PS/2 mouse detection in Win 3.x guests
Shared Folders:
  • fixed VM save/restore behaviour
  • functionality and stability fixes
  • allow non admin users to map folders
  • added clipboard synchronization
Windows Additions:
  • fixed dynamic resolution changes after save/restore
  • added AMD PCNet driver for Windows Vista guests (with kind permission from AMD)
Linux Additions:
  • fixed a dependency problem which caused the vboxadd kernel module sometimes start after the X server
  • make VBox version visible in Linux modules with modinfo
  • make X11 guest video driver accept arbitrary X resolutions
  • make X11 setup work if /tmp uses a separate file system
  • better support unknown distributions
Linux Installer:
  • force a non-executable stack for all binaries and shared libraries
  • make it work on SELinux-enabled systems
  • ship VBoxTunctl

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