Nouvelle version de maintenance pour le virtualisateur de systèmes d'exploitation d'Oracle. Une 4ème mouture permettant de corriger des quelques problèmes rencontrés dans les précédentes versions.

VirtualBox 4.1.8 (released 2011-12-19)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • VMM: fixed VERR_MAP_FAILED during savestate under certain circumstances (bug #7929)
  • GUI: stop updating the VM status icons when the VM is paused (bug #8368)
  • VBoxManage: fixed wrong return code after startvm (bug #9642)
  • BIOS: fixed hang at launch of DOS applications generated by Clipper 5.3 (note that hardware virtualization may be required)
  • USB: fixed OS/2 boot hang when using recent USB drivers
  • NAT: increase maximum number of parallel connections making connections with port forwarding more robust (#8471)
  • Metrics: fixed potential problem with invalid access in guest metrics collection upon VM destruction
  • Main: don't crash if a medium is ejected twice (bug #9922)
  • VBoxSVC: fixed crash under rare circumstances (e.g. client crash)
  • VRDP: fixed screen freeze (bug #9620)
  • OVF/OVA: fixed broken disk images on import under rare circumstances
  • OVF/OVA: better error message when importing corrupted appliances
  • VMDK/VHD: fixed a possible corruption with host cache disabled when using snapshots under rare circumstances (bug #9749)
  • 3D Support: Fixed fullscreen mode issues for ATI graphics (bug #9775), Windows Media Player rendering for XPDM-based Direct3D support (bug #8341). Multiple fixes to XPDM and WDDM - based 3D support for Windows Guests and for 3D support in general
  • Linux hosts: fixes for Fedoras Linux 2.6.41 (bug #9948)
  • Linux hosts/guests: fixes for Linux 3.2 (bug #9743)
  • Solaris Additions: various shared folder fixes (bugs #9856, #9862, #9917)
  • Windows Additions: various fixes for Direct3D support (un)installation, added detection of missing or wrong Direct3D system files

:dl: Télécharger Oracle VM Virtualbox 4.1.8 pour tous systèmes

On aura finalement pas eu à attendre longtemps avant qu'une nouvelle version majeure de Virtualbox arrive, car à peine 3 jours après la 4.0.12, Oracle publie Virtualbox 4.1.0 avec des nouveautés bien sympathique comme :

  • La possibilité de cloner ses disques virtuels (avec un nouvel assistant)
  • Un autre nouvel assistant bien plus évolué pour créer ses disques
  • La possibilité de retirer un disque virtuel SATA à chaud (expérimental)
  • La limite de mémoire élevée jusqu'à 1To pour les machines hôtes 64 bits
  • La possibilité d'activer Aero et Direct3D dans les machines virtuelles ayant Windows Vista ou supérieur grâce à un pilote WDDM expérimental
  • La correction d'un crash sur les plateformes hôtes Linux ayant un kernel antérieur au 2.6.29
Ce n'est pas tout, la version 4.1.0 contient bien d'autres corrections, voici la liste :

VirtualBox 4.1.0 (released 2011-07-19)

This version is a major update. The following major new features were added:

  • Support for cloning of VMs (bug #5853, see the manual for more information): full clones can be created through the GUI and VBoxManage, linked clones only through VBoxManage
  • GUI: enhanced wizard for creating new virtual disks
  • GUI: new wizard for copying virtual disks
  • GUI: keep the aspect ratio in scale mode (Windows and OSX hosts only; bug #7822)
  • VMM: raised the memory limit for 64-bit hosts to 1TB
  • Experimental support for PCI passthrough for Linux hosts, see the manual for more information
  • Windows guests: Experimental WDDM graphics driver, supporting Windows Aero (bug #4607) and providing Direct3D support using a cleaner approach (no need to install the guest drivers in Safe Mode anymore)
  • Guest Additions: status of modules and features can now be queried separately by the frontends
  • Networking: new network attachment mode "Generic Driver", which offers an open plugin architecture for arbitrary and separately distributable virtual network implementations
  • Host-only Networking: fixed host crash in kernels prior to 2.6.29
  • New Networking Mode UDP Tunnel: allows to interconnect VMs running on different hosts easily and transparently, see the manual for more information
  • Experimental support for SATA hard disk hotplugging available with VBoxManage
  • Solaris hosts: New Crossbow based bridged networking driver for Solaris 11 build 159 and above

In addition, the following items were fixed and/or added:

  • VMM: more SMP timer fixes
  • VMM: fixed sporadic recompiler crashes with SMP guests
  • VMM: many small fixes
  • GUI: when reverting to a snapshot, ask for taking a snapshot of the current state
  • GUI: added a View menu
  • GUI: added a setting for the promiscuous mode policy for internal networks, bridged networks and host-only networks
  • GUI: added slider for setting the CPU execution cap allowing to limit the amount of CPU time spent for the execution of the guest, see the manual for more information.
  • GUI: the VM description is editable during the runtime of a VM (bug #1551)
  • GUI: added proxy settings (bug #2870)
  • GUI: made the number of SATA ports configurable
  • GUI: decrease time before showing the VM configuration dialog
  • VBoxManage: more convenient configuration of storage controller attachments by automatically determining the port or device parameter when a storage controller has only one port or device per port
  • VBoxManage: changed syntax of the guestcontrol command group, fixed various bugs, removed obsolete options
  • VBoxBalloonCtrl: new service for automatic dynamic adjustment of the balloon size for running VMs
  • Settings: machine names and snapshot names are not allowed to be a valid UUID
  • Settings: provide better diagnostics if a single medium is used twice in a VM configuration
  • Settings: provide better diagnostics for errors in medium create/merge/clone operations, and fix memory leaks in error cases
  • Storage: ATA/SATA drives can be marked as non-rotational, i.e. the guest OS will detect them as a SSD if supported, which can improve performance
  • Storage: virtual CD/DVD images will be detached if the guest ejects the medium, unless the drive is marked to handle ejects only on a temporary basis
  • Storage: the medium UUID can be changed again when attaching a medium for the first time, which allows using images which are exact duplicates including the UUID
  • Storage: fixed possible data corruption under certain circumstances with VHD and Parallels images (bug #9150)
  • Storage: fixed unnecessary expansion when cloning differential images in VDI format
  • Storage: fixed detection code to handle empty files for VDI and VMDK format
  • Storage: fixed access to CD/DVD images beyond 4GB when using the SATA controller (bug #8592)
  • Floppy: several bugs have been fixed
  • Floppy: make it possible to unmount a host floppy disk (bug #6651)
  • BIOS: disk-related structures are now checksummed correctly (bug #8739)
  • USB: many fixes for the Windows USB host driver
  • NAT: reduced memory footprint
  • Networking: fixed the problem with segmentation offloading when several VMs are transmitting in parallel
  • Networking: workaround for a bug in wireshark when operating directly on a capture file created by VirtualBox
  • Serial: announce the serial devices in the ACPI tables to make Windows guests find the virtual hardware (bug #7411)
  • VRDP: support for TLS connections (see the manual for more information)
  • VRDP: support for multimonitor client configurations with MS RDP clients
  • VRDP: fixed a rare screen corruption
  • 3D support: fixed GL_VERSION string for different locales (bug #8916)
  • Webservice: fixed timeout handling with HTTP 1.1 keepalive, and be more robust when connections fail
  • VBoxSVC: fixed regression when several clients trigger autostart simultaneously
  • Main: fixed incorrect handling of the medium location for media which are not file based (e.g. iSCSI), which resulted in confusing location values in many places
  • JAX-WS client bindings: fixed resource leak
  • Sources: fixed USB 2.0 support using extension packs for non-official builds
  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed non-VT-x mode on Lion hosts
  • Windows hosts: fixed copy'n'paste in the GUI and for the VM window (bug #4491)
  • Windows hosts (64-bit only): enabled removing of all mediums when removing a VM
  • Windows hosts (64-bit only): enabled live snapshot deletion
  • Windows hosts: use native controls in the installer (bug #5520)
  • Solaris hosts: fixed preemption issue with Solaris 11 hosts (builds 166 and above)
  • Solaris hosts: better control of USB device access on Solaris 11 hosts
  • Guest Additions: improved driver installation on Windows guests
  • Guest Additions: fixed high CPU usage while executing guest programs from the host
  • Solaris Additions: fixed automounting of shared folders (bug #8014)

:dl: Télécharger Oracle VM Virtualbox 4.1.0 pour tous systèmes

Et la voilà, la bêta 7 est maintenant disponible après 4 jours de tests. Pour ceux qui se sont intéressés aux RCs de cette bêta, rien de ne change. Par contre, pour ceux ayant attendu l'arrivée de la version finale de la bêta 7, ils doivent s'attendre à quelques changements :

Voici d'ailleurs le changelog :

  • Utilise JägerMonkey, un nouveau moteur javascript rapide
  • WebGL est activé par défaut sur Windows et Mac OS X. WebGL requiert une carte graphique OpenGL. Le support pour les autres cartes graphiques sur Windows (specifiquement les GPUs Intel) et Linux viendra dans les futures bêta.
  • Certaines opérations de rendu sont maintenant matériellement accélérés utilisant Direct3D 9 sur Windows XP, Direct3D 10 sur Windows Vista and 7, et OpenGL on Mac OS X
  • Amélioration de la typographie sur internet en utilisant OpenType.
  • HTML5 Forms API rend les formulaires internet plus facile à implanter et à valider

:site: Consulter les notes de versions de Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Bêta 7

:dl: Télécharger Mozilla Firefox 4.0 bêta 7 (Français) : Windows 32bitsMacOS X 32/64 bitsLinux 32 bitsLinux 64 bits

5 mois après la précédente mouture, l'équipe de Nullsoft s'attaque à une nouvelle version qui devrait combler les retard d'intégration avec Windows 7.

On pourra notamment remarquer l'intégration d'un module de lecture H.264 uniquement disponible pour les bénéficiaire de la version Pro de Winamp qui permettra de lire les formats MKV et autres format HD nativement dans Winamp. Soulignons également un début d'intégration avec WIndows 7, du support de Direct3D pour les visualisations et d'autres améliorations que l'on peut voir dans le changelog ci-dessous :

Winamp 5.57 build 2765
* New: MPEG-4 video support for in_mp4 & in_flv (Winamp Pro only)
* New: [in_avi] Native AVI video support (MPEG-4 = Winamp Pro only)
* New: [in_mkv] Matroska MKV video support (MPEG-4 = Winamp Pro only)
* New: [ml_addons] Browser for discovering new skins & plugins
* New: Winamp detection browser plugins for IE & FF
* Improved: Direct3D video rendering
* Improved: Filetype association handling on Vista & Windows 7
* Improved: New fullscreen video OSD
* Improved: Preamp adjustment for files with ReplayGain (previously .ini only)
* Improved: VU meter optimizations
* Improved: [gen_ff] Multithreaded <AlbumArt/> object
* Improved: [in_flac/in_vorbis] Tag support for Organization field as Publisher
* Improved: [in_flv] AAC, aacPlus & ADPCM audio support in FLV files
* Improved: [in_mp4] Support for aacPlus parametric stereo in mp4 container
* Improved: [in_nsv] Native h.264 decoding (Winamp Pro only)
* Improved: [in_wave] Unicode filename handling
* Improved: [ml_history] Play Offset feature for resuming playback of podcasts
* Improved: [ml_local] Director & Producer fields & columns for videos
* Improved: [ml_local] Row cache for NDE to vastly speed up queries
* Improved: [ml_online] Right-click option to open service in new window
* Improved: [ml_wire] feed:// pcast:// and winamp:// protocol support
* Improved: [ml_wire] Option to automatically download 'x' most recent episodes
* Improved: [ml_wire] Redesigned Podcast Directory view
* Improved: [vis_milk2] Milkdrop2 updated to use ns-eel2 (thanks Justin)
* Fixed: Custom mldb info reverts to filename on Alt+3 for in_dshow, flv & swf
* Fixed: HeapSetInformation not located in kernel32 error under Win2k
* Fixed: Shuffle feature broken under limited user profiles
* Fixed: [gen_ml] Bold text in Local Media views on some systems
* Fixed: [gen_tray] Compact mode not working on 64-bit OS
* Fixed: [in_flac] Playback freezing before end of some corrupted files
* Fixed: [in_flv] Sync issue where video lags behind audio on some flv files
* Fixed: [in_flv] Various h.263-related crash issues
* Fixed: [in_mod] Heap overflow security vulnerability (thanks Dyon Balding, Secunia)
* Fixed: [in_mod] Some s3m files crashing on load
* Fixed: [in_mp4] Various transcoding issues
* Fixed: [in_wm] Main window & taskbar menu blocked after closing DRM browser
* Fixed: [jpeg.w5s/png.w5s] Security vulnerability fixes (thanks Nicolas Joly, VUPEN)
* Fixed: [ml_local] Remove missing files broken in full rescan
* Fixed: [ml_wire] feeds.xml sometimes being destroyed
* Fixed: [vis_avs] Compile issues causing some presets to not load properly or crash
* Misc: Improved Windows 7 compatibility, including alt+tab & taskbar icon integration
* Misc: More general tweaks, improvements, fixes and optimizations
* Misc: New info page for lang pack developers in About Winamp dialog
* Misc: New MPEG-4 video support adds h263.w5s, h264.w5s & mp4v.w5s
* Misc: Renamed nsvdec_vp6.dll to vp6.w5s
* Misc: Removed gen_dropbox from the installer, for now...
* Misc: Right-click to close Notifier in Bento skin
* Misc: Some keyboard accelerator fixes (new Ctrl+Alt+B for Add current to bookmarks)
* Misc: Various installer improvements (including new DirectX version checker)
* Updated: aacPlus decoder 8.2.2, encoder 8.2.0
* Updated: Gracenote CDDB/MusicID v2.6.101
* Updated: libpng 1.2.40
* Updated: [in_vorbis] libvorbis 1.2.3 & libogg 1.1.4

:dl: Télécharger Winamp 5.57 Bêta build 2765 (Lite, Full et Pro)