VirtualBox 5.0 Beta 3 released

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VirtualBox 5.0 Beta 3 released

Post by frank »

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 use sha256sum to compare the hash of the downloaded package with the corresponding hash from this list.

Please do NOT open bug reports at but use our VirtualBox Beta Feedback forum to report any problems with the Beta release. Please concentrate on reporting regressions since VirtualBox 4.3.26.

VirtualBox 5.0 will be a new major release. Here is an incomplete list of changes since VirtualBox 5.0 Beta 2:
  • VMM: XSAVE, AVX and AVX-2 are now exposed to the guest (bug #11347)
  • VMM: fixed a Guru Meditation when rebooting certain guests (for example Solaris doing fast reboot) by fixing the implementation for INIT IPI)
  • GUI: Encryption progress reflection (see here)
  • GUI: Encryption errors handling (see here)
  • GUI: Properly disable unavailable menu actions (see here)
  • GUI: properly report errors when trying to save the VM settings instead instead of dead-locking (see here)
  • API: allow to hotplug SATA optical devices (see here)
  • VRDP: fixed listening for IPv6 on some systems (bug #14038)
  • USB: fixed attaching of high speed USB devices if xHCI is not present (they always ended up on the OHCI controller)
  • Audio: improved volume control
  • Audio: fixed SB16 playback
  • Drag and drop: Transfers can be canceled properly, bug fixes
  • Guest Control: Major overhaul, for example fixing wrong parameter quoting (bug #13157)
  • Shared Folders: fixed a crash when removing (in some cases also when creating) a shared folder when the VM is running (see here)
  • OVA: fixed importing of appliances without attached hard disks (see here)
  • Snapshots: fixed a bug in handling a saved state when taking an offline snapshot
  • Snapshots: fixed a sporadic bug when restoring a snapshot which left unused diff images behind
  • VirtualKD: re-added device which was omitted by accident (see here)
  • Windows hosts: more hardening fixes (e.g. bugs #14051, #14052)
  • Additions/X.Org: fixed guest-to-host mouse mapping for Solaris and Linux Mint/Ubuntu 12.04.0 guests.
  • Additions/X.Org: fixed resizing problem in openSUSE 10.3 and guests of a similar generation (see here)
  • documented the Guest Additions heartbeat service