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VirtualBox 6.1 Beta 2 released

PostPosted: 24. Oct 2019, 19:55
by arudnev
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 will shortly be able to 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. Please concentrate on reporting regressions since VirtualBox 6.0.14.

VirtualBox 6.1 will be a new minor release. Here is an incomplete list of changes since version 6.0:
  • list of changes introduced in Beta 1 can be found here.
  • Virtualization core: Improvements for nested hardware-virtualization on Intel CPUs, Windows works now on outer VM (needs beta VirtualBox)
  • Virtualization core: Drop recompiler, i.e. running VMs now needs a CPU supporting hardware virtualization
  • Runtime: Works now on hosts with many CPUs (limit now 1024)
  • GUI: Storage and Network settings pages bug-fixes and usability optimization
  • GUI: Show VM CPU load as part of status bar CPU indicator
  • GUI: Media enumeration fixes
  • GUI: Popup messages mouse click fix
  • GUI: Details pane fixes
  • GUI: Added multimedia keys to soft keyboard and other improvements
  • GUI: Fix and unify geometry save/restore in various dialogs
  • Cloud: More flexibility in VM export and import to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, add free-form tags to cloud images
  • Graphics: Remove 3D support for VBoxVGA (old one deprecated with 6.0)
  • Graphics: Additional texture format supportd on Windows host
  • Graphics: Improved fix for flickering on Windows host
  • NAT: Fix TFTP OACK response, send only if request has options
  • API: Reduce the amount of leftovers from Move VM function
  • Audio: Allow changing the host audio backend while the VM is in saved state
  • vboximg-mount: Now also available on Linux host
  • VBoxManage: More cloud functionality coverage, e.g. starting a cloud instance
  • VBoxManage: As part of the guest control feature support moving multiple source files/directories to a target directory
  • macOS host: Fix VM crashes (most visible on macOS Catalina)
  • Windows host: Improve USB device capturing accuracy
  • EFI: Switch to newer firmware code base and add NVRAM support, should improve compatibility with OSes significantly