[vbox-dev] Announcement: VirtualBox 3.0 Beta 2 released

Frank Mehnert Frank.Mehnert at Sun.COM
Fri Nov 20 12:42:41 GMT 2009

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 can download the binaries here:


Please do NOT open bug reports at http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Bugtracker
but use our 'VirtualBox Beta Feedback' forum at


to report any problems with the Beta. See the 3.1.0 Beta 2 forum
announcement for some more information:


Notable changes since version 3.1.0 Beta 1:

 * Fixed snapshots of VMs with empty DVD attachments
   (3.1.0 Beta 1 regression)
 * Fixed snapshots of VMs with multiple attached disk drives
   (3.1.0 Beta 1 regression)
 * GUI: fixed a snapshot in the snapshots widget
 * VMM: guest SMP fixes in rare cases
 * VMM: fixed kernel panic with older Linux kernels, e.g. CentOS 5.3
   (APIC; 3.0.12 + 3.1.0 Beta 1 regression)
 * 3D support: fixed Final frame of Compiz animation not updated to
   the screen (public ticket #4653, partly fixed, needs more work)
 * 2D/3D support, Windows: fix gl support test failure when VBox
   installation path contains spaces
 * 2D support: fix saved state restore failure when 2D is active
   and used by the guest (Playing a Video)
 * Creating a new VM sometimes failed (3.1.0 Beta 1 regression)
 * VBoxManage clonehd was broken if the same image was cloned concurrently
 * added VBoxManage usage information for Floppy/DVD images
 * Linux Additions: properly disable the seamless mode if the guest
   doesn't support it
 * Windows Additions: fixed high usage of VBoxService on Windows guests
   (3.1.0 Beta 1 regression)
 * Windows Additions: VBox Credential Provider fixes
 * Windows guests: fixed invisible mouse pointer when VM was restored
   from a saved state.
 * EFI: 32-bpp VGA driver was added.

See the ChangeLog


for a complete list of all changes since version 3.0.12.

Kind regards,

Dr.-Ing. Frank Mehnert

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