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Oracle Releases Update for VirtualBox 4.0.8

Oracle announced that it has released a new maintenance update for their desktop virtualization solution, VirtualBox, bringing it to version 4.0.8.  Among other fixes, Oracle has fixed what it calls a "nasty bug on new Mac hosts" with i7 CPUs.

Other fixes from the changelog include:

  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed incompatibility with recent Mac OS X versions in 64-bit mode
  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed incompatibility with hosts with more than 16 cores
  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed painting corruptions on a second monitor in 64-bit mode
  • GUI: restored functionality to set an empty host key to disallow any host key combination
  • VBoxManage: added controlvm screenshotpng subcommand for saving the screenshot of a running VM in PNG format
  • VBoxHeadless: fixed potential crash during shutdown (Windows hosts only)
  • NAT: built-in services use the correct Ethernet addresses in Ethernet header and in ARP requests
  • Host-only networking: fixed adapter reference counting
  • E1000: fixed rare guest crashes with Linux SMP guests
  • SATA: fixed guest disk corruption under rare circumstances
  • Storage: fixed data corruption after a snapshot was taken with asynchronous I/O enabled
  • Floppy: several improvement
  • HPET: another fix for time jumps
  • USB: removed assumption that string descriptors are null-terminated (Windows hosts only)
  • 3D support: fixed a potential crash when resizing the guest window
  • 3D support: fixed GNOME 3 rendering under Ubuntu 11.04 and Fedora 15
  • Snapshots: fixed another bug which could lose entries in the media registry when restoring a snapshot
  • Shared Folders: don't stop mounting the other valid folders if one host folder is inaccessible (4.0.6 regression)
  • Linux Additions: check whether gcc and make are installed before building kernel modules
  • Solaris Additions: added support for X.Org Server 1.10
  • Guest Additions: fixed inappropriate Guest Additions update notification when using vendor-specific version suffixes

You can Download it here, or read about the changes in the ChangeLog.

Published Wednesday, May 18, 2011 6:31 AM by David Marshall
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