[vbox-dev] Announcement: VirtualBox 3.2.0 Beta 1 released

Frank Mehnert Frank.Mehnert at Sun.COM
Wed Apr 28 08:45:45 GMT 2010

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:

(don't worry about the IP address, this is a temporary Oracle server)

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.

Version 3.2.0 will be a major update. The following major new features
were added:

 * Following the acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle Corporation,
   the product is now called Oracle VM VirtualBox and all references
   were changed without impacting compatibility.

 * Experimental support for Mac OS X guests

 * Memory ballooning to dynamically in- or decrease the amount of RAM used
   by a VM (64-bit hosts only) (see the manual for more information)

 * CPU hot-plugging for Linux (hot-add and hot-remove) and certain Windows
   guests (hot-add only) (see the manual for more information)

 * New Hypervisor features: with both VT-x/AMD-V on 64-bit hosts, using
   large pages can improve performance (see the manual for more information);
   also, on VT-x, unrestricted guest execution is now supported (if nested
   paging is enabled with VT-x, real mode and protected mode without paging
   code runs faster, which mainly speeds up guest OS booting)

 * Support for deleting snapshots while the VM is running

 * Support for multi-monitor guest setups in the GUI (see the manual for
   more information)

 * USB tablet/keyboard emulation for improved user experience if no Guest
   Additions are available

 * LsiLogic SAS controller emulation

 * RDP video acceleration

 * NAT engine configuration via API and VBoxManage

 * Guest Additions: added support for executing guest applications from
   the host system

 * OVF: enhanced OVF support with custom namespace to preserve settings that
   are not part of the base OVF standard

Please see the forum for a complete list of all changes since version 3.1.6.

Thanks for your help!

Dr.-Ing. Frank Mehnert

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