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VirtualBox test builds

If you are experiencing some problem with VirtualBox and want to find out whether it has been fixed before you file a bug report, or if you just want to try out the upcoming stable release to help our quality testing you may wish to try out a test build of the current release series. Here we provide you with regularly updated links to recent builds. If one of these links does not work at any time feel free to ask us to update it on IRC or the development mailing list. See below for information about installing Linux packages. Regularly installing test builds and using them in your day-to-day work is one of the best ways you can help us improve the VirtualBox user experience.

These builds are expected to be almost as stable as released versions, and we accept bug reports against them. For any mission critical use of VirtualBox we of course always recommend purchasing a support contract.

A list of things worth testing for in test builds can be found here:

Pick out your area of interest.

Latest test builds

5.0.x builds

Windows 5.0.x revision 103382
Mac OS X 5.0.x revision 103383
Linux 32-bit 5.0.x revision 103385
Linux 64-bit 5.0.x revision 103385
Linux EL5 64-bit 5.0.x revision 103382
Linux EL6 64-bit 5.0.x revision 103385
Solaris 5.0.x revision 103382
Guest Additions 5.0.x revision 103382
ExtPack 5.0.x revision 103368

4.3.x builds

Windows 4.3.x revision 103278
Mac OS X 4.3.x revision 102872
Linux 32-bit 4.3.x revision 102872
Linux 64-bit 4.3.x revision 102872
Solaris 4.3.x revision 102872
Guest Additions 4.3.x revision 102872
ExtPack 4.3.x revision 102824

Installing Linux test builds

Test builds for Linux hosts are generally packed up in a shell script installer with the extension ".run". To install them, you first need to remove your existing VirtualBox installation (but not your virtual machines - they will continue to work with the test build) and then execute the installer. To remove the test build again, execute the installer with the parameter "uninstall" on the command line.
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