Posted by: Chris Barylick
Date: Tuesday, April 28th, 2009, 10:51
Host and guest clipboard: ﬁxed a number of issues affecting hosts and guests running the X window system.
Guest Additions: make sure the virtual mouse autodetection works on ﬁrst reboot after installing the Additions on X.Org server 1.5 and later.
Guest Additions: properly report process identity number of running services.
Guest Additions: clean up properly if the X Window server terminates.
Linux Additions: ﬁxed installation path for OpenGL libraries in some 64-bit guests (bug #3693).
Solaris Additions: ﬁxed installation to work when X.Org is not installed on the guest.
Solaris Additions: ﬁxed a bug that could panic the guest when unmounting a busy shared folder.
Windows Additions: ﬁxed mouse pointer integration of some Windows guests (2.2.0 regression, bug #3734).
Windows Additions: ﬁxed installation on Windows Server 2008 Core (bug #2628).
Main: do not try to use older versions of D-Bus (Linux hosts only, bug #3732).
VMM: ﬁxed out-of-memory conditions on Windows hosts (bug #3657).
VMM: ﬁxed occasional hangs when attaching USB devices during VM startup (2.2.0 regression; bugs #3787).
VMM: ﬁxed guru meditation related to memory management (software virtualization only).
Virtual disks: ﬁx possible data corruption when writing to diff images, incorrect detection of redundant writes.
GUI: reworked network settings dialog.
GUI: properly show the detailed settings dialog of NAT networks (bug #3702).
GUI: HostKey could not be changed (2.2.0 regression, bug #3689).
GUI: ﬁxed memory textﬁeld size (Windows hosts only; bug #3679).
GUI: ﬁxed crash when selecting a shared folder path (Windows hosts only; bugs #3694, #3751, #3756).
VBoxManage modifyhd –compact: implemented again for VDI ﬁles, and now supports relative paths (bug #2180, #2833).
VBoxManage snapshot discard: made it work again (2.1.0 regression; bug #3714).
NAT: on some Windows host, the guest didn’t receive a DHCP lease (bug #3655).
NAT: ﬁxed release assertion during poll() (bug #3667).
Clipboard: ﬁxed random crahes (X11 hosts only, bug #3723).
Shared Folders: ﬁxed incorrect permissions for Solaris guests.
Shared Folders: ﬁxed wrong ﬁle sizes with Solaris guests.
CBindings: ﬁxed possible memory leak while releasing the IVirtualBox and ISession Objects.
Solaris hosts: ﬁxed host-only network interface incompatibility with nwam/dhcpagent (bug #3754).
Windows installer: fixed several install and uninstall issues (bugs #3659, #3686, #1730, #3711, #3373, #3382, #3701, #3685, #3710).
Mac OS X hosts: preliminary support for Snow Leopard.
VirtualBox, an open source x86 virtualization project available for free has just hit version 2.2.2. The new version, a 57.9 megabyte download, sports the following fixes and changes:
VirtualBox 2.2.2 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later and an Intel-based Mac to install and run.