Announcing VirtualBox 2.2.2 for Linux

This new maintenance release fixes many bugs

By Daniel Pop-Silaghi   April 28th, 2009 12:28 GMT
The popular, open-source, virtualization software VirtualBox reached yesterday, April 27th, version 2.2.2. Being a maintenance release, there weren't any new major features added to it. The following list includes bugfixes and added items that apply to the Linux client:

· Fixed a number of bugs that affected both hosts and guests that were running the X window system;
· Guest Additions will now make sure that the virtual mouse autodetection feature will work on the first reboot after Additions is installed on X.Org server 1.5 or later;
· In Guest Additions, the process identity number of running services will now be properly reported;
· In Guest Additions, clean up will be properly performed if X Window server terminates;
· Fixed an installation path for OpenGL libraries in several 64-bit guests, in Linux Additions;
· The installation of Solaris Additions was fixed to work if X.Org is not available on the guest;
· Mouse pointer integration of some Windows guests was fixed in Windows Additions;
· Older versions of D-Bus will not be used;
· Various hangs, that occurred when attaching USB devices during VM startup, were fixed;
· A possible data corruption that could have occurred when writing to diff images was fixed;
· Redundant writes are now properly detected;
· The network settings dialog was reworked in the GUI;
· The detailed settings dialog for NAT networks is now properly shown;
· The HostKey can now be changed;
· The VBoxManage modifyhd - compact was reimplemented for VDI files; comes with support for relative paths;
· The VBoxManage snapshot discard works again;
· Fixed a release assertion during poll() in NAT;
· Random clipboard crashes that occurred on X11 hosts were fixed;
· Fixed incorrect shared folders permissions for Solaris guests;
· Shared folders file sizes are now properly displayed in Solaris guests;
· A possible memory leak that occurred in CBindings while releasing IVirtualBox and ISesstion Object was fixed.

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Sun xVM VirtualBox allows users to create "virtual machines" in their host operating system so that they can install any guest OS, facilitating the development, cross-platform running and testing of multi-tier applications on a single computer. Being very space-efficient, Sun xVM VirtualBox has around 40 megabytes, and is ready for use after just a five-minute install.

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