Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of Changelog-7.0

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Klaus Espenlaub



  • Changelog-7.0

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    3 '''!VirtualBox 7.0.0''' (released 2022-10-10)[[BR]][[BR]]
    4 This is a major update. The following major new features were added:
    5  * Virtual machines can be fully encrypted now, including the VM config logs and saved states (CLI only for now)
    6  * OCI: Cloud virtual machines can be added to Virtual Machine Manager and controlled as local VMs
    7  * OCI: Cloud networks can now be configured via Network Manager tool same way as it is done for Host-only and NAT networks
    8  * GUI: Added a new utility similar to "top" or "resource monitor" which lists peformance statistics (CPU usage, RAM usage, disk I/O rate, etc.) of running guests
    9  * GUI: Reworked the new vm wizard to integrate the unattended guest OS installation and to have a more streamlined work flow
    10  * GUI: Added a new help viewer widget which enables the user manual to be navigated and searched
    11  * GUI: Adding new notification center unifying most of running progresses and error reporting around the GUI
    12  * GUI: Improved theme support on all platforms. Linux and macOS use native engine while for Windows host it is separately implemented.
    13  * GUI: Large icon update.
    14  * Audio recording: Now using Vorbis as the default audio format for WebM containers. Opus is no longer being used.
    15  * Audio: Added "default" host driver type to make it possible to move VMs (appliances) between different platforms without the need of changing the audio driver explicitly. When the "default" driver is selected, the best audio backend option for a platform will be used. This is the default for newly created VMs.
    16  * Guest Control: Implemented initial support for automatic updating of Guest Additions for Linux guests
    17  * Guest Control: Implemented ability to wait for and/or reboot the guest when updating Guest Additions via VBoxManage
    18  * VBoxManage: Added Guest Control "waitrunlevel" sub-command to make it possible to wait for a guest to reach a certain run level
    19  * Windows hosts: Added experimental support of running autostarted VMs in session 0, to allow running VMS even when a usser is not being logged in (disabled by default, please consult the manual)
    20  * macOS host: Dropped all kernel extensions. VirtualBox relies fully on the hypervisor and vmnet frameworks provided by Apple now. At the moment the implementation lacks "Internal Networking" functionality. This will be provided at a later date.
    21  * macOS host: Providing a Developer Preview package for systems with an Apple silicon CPU. This is unsupported work in progress, and is known to have very modest performance.
    22  * Linux Guest Additions: Reworked guest screen re-size functionality, added basic integration with some of guest Desktop Environments
    23  * Devices: Implemented new 3D support based on DirectX 11 (and DXVK on non Windows hosts)
    24  * Devices: Added virtual IOMMU devices (Intel and AMD variant)
    25  * Devices: Added virtual TPM 1.2 and 2.0 devices
    26  * Devices: The EHCI and XHCI USB controller devices are now part of the open source base package
    27  * EFI: Added support for Secure Boot
    28  * Debugging: Added experimental support for guest debugging through GDB and highly experimental support for guest debugging through KD/WinDbg
    29 In addition, the following items were fixed and/or added:
    30  * OCI: Cloud networking functionality is enhanced for local VMs, now local VMs could be connected to cloud networking
    31  * GUI: Improved behavior of the virtual machine list and various VM related tools in case multiple items are selected
    32  * GUI: On available platforms, added a new option to disable the host's screensaver
    33  * GUI: Reworked global preferences, machine settings and the wizards to improve stability and usability
    34  * GUI: Improving mouse handling in multi-monitor case on X11 platform
    35  * GUI: Medium enumeration engine was reworked to improve permormance
    36  * GUI: NAT Network stuff was moved from global preferences to global Network Manager tool
    37  * GUI: Extension Pack Manager was moved from global preferences to global tools
    38  * GUI: Improved overall accessibility
    39  * GUI: Migrating to recent Qt versions.
     1= Changelog for VirtualBox 7.0 =
     3This page lists all changes of the !VirtualBox 7.0 '''[wiki:Downloads]'''.[[BR]]
     4All branches: [wiki:Changelog-7.0 7.0] · [wiki:Changelog-6.1 6.1] · [wiki:Changelog-6.0 6.0] · [wiki:Changelog-5.2 5.2] · [wiki:Changelog-5.1 5.1] · [wiki:Changelog-5.0 5.0] · [wiki:Changelog-4.3 4.3] · [wiki:Changelog-4.2 4.2] · [wiki:Changelog-4.1 4.1] · [wiki:Changelog-4.0 4.0]
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