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VirtualBox 5.0 Release Candidate 3 released

PostPosted: 3. Jul 2015, 18:33
by frank
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 2:
  • VMM: fixed a problem with large pages in Hyper-V (see here)
  • VMM: when using the KVM PV provider, use the same frequency for all VCPUs. This will fix slow boots on certain hosts.
  • VMM: fixed a hang under certain conditions for SMP guests (32-bit hosts only)
  • VMM: several fixes
  • AHCI: fixed a crash during shutdown under rare conditions
  • AHCI: fixed crash as a result of I/O errors in certain conditions (bug #13105)
  • Audio: fixed a VM hang with the ALSA backend with certain ALSA configurations
  • VGA: fixed loading of saved state if 2D Video Acceleration is enabled (see here)
  • GUI: apply user interface settings from corresponding page only after pressing OK, not instantly on-the-fly (see here)
  • GUI: remember size-hints and enabled/disabled states for secondary guest-screens in multi-screen setups on VM restart
  • Drag and drop: various fixes for KDE-based guests
  • Drag and drop: added transferring plain text to Windows guests
  • Drag and drop: fixed transferring large files from host to Linux/Unix guests
  • Guest Control: several fixes
  • Mac OS X hosts: El Capitan fixes
  • Additions/Linux: added -s parameter to mount.vboxsf to be sloppy with invalid parameters (see here)

Re: VirtualBox 5.0 Release Candidate 3 released

PostPosted: 6. Jul 2015, 17:11
by frank
Addendum: Build 101470 fixes a regression on Mac OS X (not able to start VMs from the VM selector).