VirtualBox 4.1 Beta 1 released

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VirtualBox 4.1 Beta 1 released

Postby frank » 30. Jun 2011, 22:12

Please do NOT use this VirtualBox Beta release on production machines. A VirtualBox Beta release should be considered a bleeding-edge release meant for early evaluation and testing purposes.

You can download the binaries here.

Please do NOT open bug reports at http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Bugtracker but use our VirtualBox Beta Feedback forum to report any problems with the Beta. Please concentrate on reporting regressions since VirtualBox 4.0.10.

VirtualBox 4.1 will be a new major release. The following major new features were added:
  • Support for cloning of VMs (bug #5853)
  • GUI: enhanced wizard for creating new virtual disks
  • GUI: new wizard for copying virtual disks
  • VMM: raised the memory limit for 64-bit hosts to 1TB
  • Windows guests: Experimental WDDM graphics driver
  • Guest Additions: modules and features now are represented as facilities to have a common interface for frontends.
  • New Networking Mode: UDP Tunnel. Allows to interconnect VMs running on different hosts easily and transparently, see the manual for more information.
In addition, the following items were fixed and/or added:
  • VMM: more SMP timer fixes
  • VMM: fixed sporadic recompiler crashes with SMP guests
  • VMM: many small fixes
  • GUI: when reverting to a snapshot, ask for taking a snapshot of the current state
  • GUI: added View menu
  • GUI: added setting for the promiscuous mode policy for internal networks, bridged networks and host-only networks
  • GUI: the VM description is editable during the runtime of a VM
  • GUI: added proxy settings (bug #2870)
  • VBoxManage: changed syntax of the guestcontrol command group, fixed various bugs
  • VBoxBalloonCtrl: new service for automatic dynamic adjustment of the balloon size for running VMs
  • Settings: machine names and snapshot names are not allowed to be a valid UUID
  • Storage: virtual CD/DVD images will be detached if the guest ejects the medium
  • Floppy: several bugs have been fixed
  • BIOS: disk-related structures are now checksummed correctly
  • USB: many fixes for the Windows USB host driver
  • NAT: reduced memory footprint
  • Serial: announce the serial devices in the ACPI tables to make Windows guests find the virtual hardware (bug #7411)
  • VRDP: support for TLS connections
  • VRDP: support for multimonitor client configurations with MS RDP client
  • 3D support: fixed GL_VERSION string for different locales (bug #8916)
  • Windows hosts: fixed copy'n'paste in the GUI and for the VM window (bug #4491)
  • Guest Additions: improved driver installation on Windows guests
  • Guest Additions: fixed high CPU usage while executing guest programs from the host
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