VirtualBox 5.0 Release Candidate 2 released

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VirtualBox 5.0 Release Candidate 2 released

Postby frank » 25. Jun 2015, 19:48

Please do NOT use this VirtualBox Release Candidate release on production machines. A VirtualBox Release Candidate 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 but use our VirtualBox Beta Feedback forum to report any problems with the Beta. Please concentrate on reporting regressions since VirtualBox 4.3.28.

VirtualBox 5.0 will be a new major release. Here is an incomplete list of changes since VirtualBox 5.0 Release Candidate 1:
  • VMM: fixed a GP in SUPR0QueryVTCaps (see here)
  • VMM: fixed a raw mode bug (5.0.0 RC1 regression)
  • xHCI: fixed resuming from a saved state (see here)
  • AHCI: fixed a crash under certain conditions during VM poweroff
  • USB: improve playback with USB sound devices attached to the emulated OHCI controller
  • Audio: provide Linux guests a different AC97 audio codec type so Linux ALSA doesn't mis-detect the link speed (default for new VMs)
  • Drag and drop: enabled guest to host support for OS X hosts
  • Drag and drop: fixed freezes and crashes in some error cases
  • API: OS type description consistency fix (bug #14162)
  • API: fixed a check which prevented changing the network promiscuous mode at runtime
  • API: don't keep OVA files open after import
  • API: don't resume a VM on host-resume unless it was previously paused due to a host-suspend (see here)
  • API: don't lose the saved state and "current state changed" flag during cloning of a VM
  • ExtPack: don't fail if the TMP directory contains non-latin1 characters (bug #14159)
  • Mac OS X hosts: don't crash when upgrading from VBox 4.3.28 which has a bug in handling the CR4.VMXE bit
  • Solaris hosts: Solaris 12 installer fix
  • X11 Additions: fixed wrong DPI value (bug #14151)
The final release comes closer. There are still a couple of bug fixes in the pipleline (e.g. for Drag and Drop) but please understand that wouldn't be able to fix all reported bugs for the final 5.0 release. We have to concentrate on important bugfixes.
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