VirtualBox updated to 4.2.2

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Date: Friday, October 19th, 2012, 07:02
Category: News, Software

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VirtualBox, an open source x86 virtualization project available for free has just hit version 4.2.2. The new version, a 102.3 megabyte download, features the following fixes and changes:
– VMM: adapted to changes in Mac OS X 10.8.2 (bug #10965).

– GUI: restored VM item tool-tip functionality (4.2 regression).

– GUI: added group item tool-tip functionality.

– GUI: fixed handling of the .ova/.ovf file name association (4.2 regression).

– GUI: it was not possible to change any setting before the first VM was created (bug #10928).

– GUI: disable grouping action if all the selected items are full children list of the same group already.

– GUI: added menu for runtime drag-and-drop option change.

– GUI: cleanup shared-clipboard menu on visual-mode change.

– GUI: make sure VM receives keyboard focus on entering fullscreen-mode on Win host (bug #11051).

– GUI: disable proxy authentication for security reasons.

– 3D Support: DrawIndexedPrimitiveUP implementation fixes for the Windows WDDM video driver (bug #10929).

– Storage: fixed a release assertion in the AHCI emulation when requests where canceled with asynchronous I/O disabled.

– Storage: fixed a hang during VM reset under certain circumstances (bug #10898).

– NAT: fixed a crash under rare circumstances (Windows hosts only; bug #10128).

– NAT: automatically use the host resolver if the host name server is set to some unusual loopback value (bug #10864).

– E1000: fixed a VirtualBox crash during intensive network transfers (4.2 regression; bugs #10936, #10969, #10980).

– ICH9: fixed PCI bridge initialization.

– USB mouse: ensure that the last mouse event doesn’t get lost if no URBs are available.

– BIOS: certain legacy guests (e.g. Windows 95) didn’t find the boot device after a warm reboot.

– BIOS: don’t trash the palette in text modes when setting the border color.

– EFI: fixed OS X guest autoboot (4.2 regression).

– VBoxManage: fixed output of showvminfo –machinereadable (bug #10973).

– VBoxManage: fixed parsing of storageattach –discard (bug #11023).

– VBoxManage: fixed wrong output of the HPET setting in showvminfo (bug #11065).

– VBoxManage: fixed closing the guest session after executing a guest process via guest control.

– VBoxShell: adaptions to interface name changes.

– Guest Additions device: fixed a Guest Additions hang when a machine was reset after a crash.

– Linux hosts / guests: Linux 3.7-rc1 fixes.

– Linux Additions: support X.Org Server 1.13.

– Linux Additions: fixed a hang when the X server was restarted with old guest kernels.

– Linux Additions: fixed a VBoxService crash during CPU hot remove (bug fixed in … (new)”>#10964).

– Windows Additions: fixed automatic screen resize issue for NT4 guests.

– OS/2 Additions: fixed shutdown hang.

– OS/2 Additions: fixed mouse driver panic.

– Solaris hosts: fixed autostart service going into maintenance mode after all VMs started.

– Solaris hosts: fixed linking the host driver with the dtrace module.

VirtualBox 4.2.2 is available for free and requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.6 or later and an Intel-based Mac to install and run.

If you’ve tried the new version and have any feedback, please let us know.

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