Annotation of qemu/Changelog, revision 1.1

1.1     ! root        1: version 0.7.2:
        !             2:   
        !             3:   - x86_64 fixes (Win2000 and Linux 2.6 boot in 32 bit)
        !             4:   - merge self modifying code handling in dirty ram page mecanism.
        !             5:   - MIPS fixes (Ralf Baechle)
        !             6:   - better user net performances
        !             7: 
        !             8: version 0.7.1:
        !             9: 
        !            10:   - read-only Virtual FAT support (Johannes Schindelin)
        !            11:   - Windows 2000 install disk full hack (original idea from Vladimir
        !            12:     N. Oleynik)
        !            13:   - VMDK disk image creation (Filip Navara)
        !            14:   - SPARC64 progress (Blue Swirl)
        !            15:   - initial MIPS support (Jocelyn mayer)
        !            16:   - MIPS improvements (Ralf Baechle)
        !            17:   - 64 bit fixes in user networking (initial patch by Gwenole Beauchesne)
        !            18:   - IOAPIC support (Filip Navara)
        !            19: 
        !            20: version 0.7.0:
        !            21: 
        !            22:   - better BIOS translation and HDD geometry auto-detection
        !            23:   - user mode networking bug fix
        !            24:   - undocumented FPU ops support
        !            25:   - Cirrus VGA: support for 1280x1024x[8,15,16] modes
        !            26:   - 'pidfile' option
        !            27:   - .dmg disk image format support (Johannes Schindelin)
        !            28:   - keymaps support (initial patch by Johannes Schindelin)
        !            29:   - big endian ARM support (Lennert Buytenhek)
        !            30:   - added generic 64 bit target support
        !            31:   - x86_64 target support
        !            32:   - initial APIC support
        !            33:   - MMX/SSE/SSE2/PNI support
        !            34:   - PC parallel port support (Mark Jonckheere)
        !            35:   - initial SPARC64 support (Blue Swirl)
        !            36:   - SPARC target boots Linux (Blue Swirl)
        !            37:   - armv5te user mode support (Paul Brook)
        !            38:   - ARM VFP support (Paul Brook)
        !            39:   - ARM "Angel" semihosting syscalls (Paul Brook)
        !            40:   - user mode gdb stub support (Paul Brook)
        !            41:   - Samba 3 support
        !            42:   - initial Cocoa support (Pierre d'Herbemont)
        !            43:   - generic FPU emulation code
        !            44:   - Virtual PC read-only disk image support (Alex Beregszaszi)
        !            45: 
        !            46: version 0.6.1:
        !            47: 
        !            48:   - Mac OS X port (Pierre d'Herbemont)
        !            49:   - Virtual console support
        !            50:   - Better monitor line edition
        !            51:   - New block device layer 
        !            52:   - New 'qcow' growable disk image support with AES encryption and
        !            53:     transparent decompression
        !            54:   - VMware 3 and 4 read-only disk image support (untested)
        !            55:   - Support for up to 4 serial ports
        !            56:   - TFTP server support (Magnus Damm)
        !            57:   - Port redirection support in user mode networking
        !            58:   - Support for not executable data sections
        !            59:   - Compressed loop disk image support (Johannes Schindelin)
        !            60:   - Level triggered IRQ fix (aka NE2000 PCI performance fix) (Steve
        !            61:     Wormley)
        !            62:   - Fixed Fedora Core 2 problems (now you can run qemu without any
        !            63:     LD_ASSUME_KERNEL tricks on FC2)
        !            64:   - DHCP fix for Windows (accept DHCPREQUEST alone)
        !            65:   - SPARC system emulation (Blue Swirl)
        !            66:   - Automatic Samba configuration for host file access from Windows.
        !            67:   - '-loadvm' and '-full-screen' options
        !            68:   - ne2000 savevm support (Johannes Schindelin)
        !            69:   - Ctrl-Alt is now the default grab key. Ctrl-Alt-[0-9] switches to
        !            70:     the virtual consoles.
        !            71:   - BIOS floppy fix for NT4 (Mike Nordell, Derek Fawcus, Volker Ruppert)
        !            72:   - Floppy fixes for NT4 and NT5 (Mike Nordell)
        !            73:   - NT4 IDE fixes (Ben Pfaf, Mike Nordell)
        !            74:   - SDL Audio support and SB16 fixes (malc)
        !            75:   - ENTER instruction bug fix (initial patch by Stefan Kisdaroczi)
        !            76:   - VGA font change fix
        !            77:   - VGA read-only CRTC register fix
        !            78: 
        !            79: version 0.6.0:
        !            80: 
        !            81:   - minimalist FPU exception support (NetBSD FPU probe fix)
        !            82:   - cr0.ET fix (Win95 boot)
        !            83:   - *BSD port (Markus Niemisto)
        !            84:   - I/O access fix (signaled by Mark Jonckheere)
        !            85:   - IDE drives serial number fix (Mike Nordell)
        !            86:   - int13 CDROM BIOS fix (aka Solaris x86 install CD fix)
        !            87:   - int15, ah=86 BIOS fix (aka Solaris x86 hardware probe hang up fix)
        !            88:   - BSR/BSF "undefined behaviour" fix
        !            89:   - vmdk2raw: convert VMware disk images to raw images
        !            90:   - PCI support
        !            91:   - NE2K PCI support
        !            92:   - dummy VGA PCI support
        !            93:   - VGA font selection fix (Daniel Serpell)
        !            94:   - PIC reset fix (Hidemi KAWAI)
        !            95:   - PIC spurious irq support (aka Solaris install bug)
        !            96:   - added '-localtime' option
        !            97:   - Cirrus CL-GD54xx VGA support (initial patch by Makoto Suzuki (suzu))
        !            98:   - APM and system shutdown support
        !            99:   - Fixed system reset
        !           100:   - Support for other PC BIOSes
        !           101:   - Initial PowerMac hardware emulation
        !           102:   - PowerMac/PREP OpenFirmware compatible BIOS (Jocelyn Mayer)
        !           103:   - initial IDE BMDMA support (needed for Darwin x86)
        !           104:   - Set the default memory size for PC emulation to 128 MB
        !           105: 
        !           106: version 0.5.5:
        !           107: 
        !           108:   - SDL full screen support (initial patch by malc)
        !           109:   - VGA support on PowerPC PREP
        !           110:   - VBE fixes (Matthew Mastracci)
        !           111:   - PIT fixes (aka Win98 hardware probe and "VGA slowness" bug)
        !           112:   - IDE master only fixes (aka Win98 CD-ROM probe bug)
        !           113:   - ARM load/store half word fix (Ulrich Hecht)
        !           114:   - FDC fixes for Win98
        !           115: 
        !           116: version 0.5.4:
        !           117:   
        !           118:   - qemu-fast fixes
        !           119:   - BIOS area protection fix (aka EMM386.EXE fix) (Mike Nordell)
        !           120:   - keyboard/mouse fix (Mike Nordell)
        !           121:   - IDE fixes (Linux did not recognized slave drivers)
        !           122:   - VM86 EIP masking fix (aka NT5 install fix) (Mike Nordell)
        !           123:   - QEMU can now boot a PowerPC Linux kernel (Jocelyn Mayer)
        !           124:   - User mode network stack
        !           125:   - imul imm8 fix + 0x82 opcode support (Hidemi KAWAI)
        !           126:   - precise self modifying code (aka BeOS install bug)
        !           127: 
        !           128: version 0.5.3:
        !           129: 
        !           130:   - added Bochs VESA VBE support
        !           131:   - VGA memory map mode 3 access fix (OS/2 install fix)
        !           132:   - IDE fixes (Jens Axboe)
        !           133:   - CPU interrupt fixes
        !           134:   - fixed various TLB invalidation cases (NT install)
        !           135:   - fixed cr0.WP semantics (XP install)
        !           136:   - direct chaining support for SPARC and PowerPC (faster)
        !           137:   - ARM NWFPE support (initial patch by Ulrich Hecht)
        !           138:   - added specific x86 to x86 translator (close to native performance
        !           139:     in qemu-i386 and qemu-fast)
        !           140:   - shm syscalls support (Paul McKerras)
        !           141:   - added accurate CR0.MP/ME/TS emulation
        !           142:   - fixed DMA memory write access (Win95 boot floppy fix)
        !           143:   - graphical x86 linux loader
        !           144:   - command line monitor 
        !           145:   - generic removable device support
        !           146:   - support of CD-ROM change
        !           147:   - multiple network interface support
        !           148:   - initial x86-64 host support (Gwenole Beauchesne)
        !           149:   - lret to outer priviledge fix (OS/2 install fix)
        !           150:   - task switch fixes (SkyOS boot)
        !           151:   - VM save/restore commands
        !           152:   - new timer API
        !           153:   - more precise RTC emulation (periodic timers + time updates)
        !           154:   - Win32 port (initial patch by Kazu)
        !           155: 
        !           156: version 0.5.2:
        !           157: 
        !           158:   - improved soft MMU speed (assembly functions and specializing)
        !           159:   - improved multitasking speed by avoiding flushing TBs when
        !           160:     switching tasks
        !           161:   - improved qemu-fast speed
        !           162:   - improved self modifying code handling (big performance gain in
        !           163:     softmmu mode).
        !           164:   - fixed IO checking
        !           165:   - fixed CD-ROM detection (win98 install CD)
        !           166:   - fixed addseg real mode bug (GRUB boot fix)
        !           167:   - added ROM memory support (win98 boot)
        !           168:   - fixed 'call Ev' in case of paging exception
        !           169:   - updated the script 'qemu-binfmt-conf.sh' to use QEMU automagically
        !           170:     when launching executables for the supported target CPUs.
        !           171:   - PowerPC system emulation update (Jocelyn Mayer)
        !           172:   - PC floppy emulation and DMA fixes (Jocelyn Mayer)
        !           173:   - polled mode for PIC (Jocelyn Mayer)
        !           174:   - fixed PTE dirty bit handling
        !           175:   - fixed xadd same reg bug
        !           176:   - fixed cmpxchg exception safeness
        !           177:   - access to virtual memory in gdb stub
        !           178:   - task gate and NT flag fixes
        !           179:   - eflags optimisation fix for string operations
        !           180: 
        !           181: version 0.5.1:
        !           182:   
        !           183:   - float access fixes when using soft mmu
        !           184:   - PC emulation support on PowerPC
        !           185:   - A20 support
        !           186:   - IDE CD-ROM emulation
        !           187:   - ARM fixes (Ulrich Hecht)
        !           188:   - SB16 emulation (malc)
        !           189:   - IRET and INT fixes in VM86 mode with IOPL=3
        !           190:   - Port I/Os use TSS io map
        !           191:   - Full task switching/task gate support
        !           192:   - added verr, verw, arpl, fcmovxx
        !           193:   - PowerPC target support (Jocelyn Mayer)
        !           194:   - Major SPARC target fixes (dynamically linked programs begin to work)
        !           195: 
        !           196: version 0.5.0:
        !           197:   
        !           198:   - full hardware level VGA emulation
        !           199:   - graphical display with SDL
        !           200:   - added PS/2 mouse and keyboard emulation
        !           201:   - popw (%esp) fix
        !           202:   - mov to/from segment data width fix
        !           203:   - added real mode support
        !           204:   - added Bochs BIOS and LGPL'ed VGA BIOS loader in qemu
        !           205:   - m68k host port (Richard Zidlicky)
        !           206:   - partial soft MMU support for memory mapped I/Os
        !           207:   - multi-target build
        !           208:   - fixed: no error code in hardware interrupts
        !           209:   - fixed: pop ss, mov ss, x and sti disable hardware irqs for the next insn
        !           210:   - correct single stepping thru string operations
        !           211:   - preliminary SPARC target support (Thomas M. Ogrisegg)
        !           212:   - tun-fd option (Rusty Russell)
        !           213:   - automatic IDE geometry detection
        !           214:   - renamed 'vl' to qemu[-fast] and user qemu to qemu-{cpu}.
        !           215:   - added man page
        !           216:   - added full soft mmu mode to launch unpatched OSes.
        !           217: 
        !           218: version 0.4.3:
        !           219: 
        !           220:   - x86 exception fix in case of nop instruction.
        !           221:   - gcc 3.2.2 bug workaround (RedHat 9 fix)
        !           222:   - sparc and Alpha host fixes
        !           223:   - many ARM target fixes: 'ls' and 'bash' can be launched.
        !           224: 
        !           225: version 0.4.2:
        !           226: 
        !           227:  - many exception handling fixes (can compile a Linux kernel inside vl)
        !           228:  - IDE emulation support
        !           229:  - initial GDB stub support
        !           230:  - deferred update support for disk images (Rusty Russell)
        !           231:  - accept User Mode Linux Copy On Write disk images
        !           232:  - SMP kernels can at least be booted
        !           233: 
        !           234: version 0.4.1:
        !           235:   
        !           236:  - more accurate timer support in vl.
        !           237:  - more reliable NE2000 probe in vl.
        !           238:  - added 2.5.66 kernel in vl-test.
        !           239:  - added VLTMPDIR environment variable in vl.
        !           240: 
        !           241: version 0.4:
        !           242: 
        !           243:  - initial support for ring 0 x86 processor emulation
        !           244:  - fixed signal handling for correct dosemu DPMI emulation
        !           245:  - fast x86 MMU emulation with mmap()
        !           246:  - fixed popl (%esp) case
        !           247:  - Linux kernel can be executed by QEMU with the 'vl' command.
        !           248: 
        !           249: version 0.3:
        !           250: 
        !           251:  - initial support for ARM emulation
        !           252:  - added fnsave, frstor, fnstenv, fldenv FPU instructions
        !           253:  - added FPU register save in signal emulation
        !           254:  - initial ARM port
        !           255:  - Sparc and Alpha ports work on the regression test
        !           256:  - generic ioctl number conversion
        !           257:  - fixed ioctl type conversion
        !           258: 
        !           259: version 0.2:
        !           260: 
        !           261:  - PowerPC disassembly and ELF symbols output (Rusty Russell)
        !           262:  - flock support (Rusty Russell)
        !           263:  - ugetrlimit support (Rusty Russell)
        !           264:  - fstat64 fix (Rusty Russell)
        !           265:  - initial Alpha port (Falk Hueffner)
        !           266:  - initial IA64 port (Matt Wilson)
        !           267:  - initial Sparc and Sparc64 port (David S. Miller)
        !           268:  - added HLT instruction
        !           269:  - LRET instruction fix.
        !           270:  - added GPF generation for I/Os.
        !           271:  - added INT3 and TF flag support.
        !           272:  - SHL instruction C flag fix.
        !           273:  - mmap emulation for host page size > 4KB
        !           274:  - self-modifying code support
        !           275:  - better VM86 support (dosemu works on non trivial programs)
        !           276:  - precise exception support (EIP is computed correctly in most cases)
        !           277:  - more precise LDT/GDT/IDT emulation
        !           278:  - faster segment load in vm86 mode
        !           279:  - direct chaining of basic blocks (faster emulation)
        !           280: 
        !           281: version 0.1.6:
        !           282: 
        !           283:  - automatic library search system. QEMU can now work with unpatched
        !           284:    ELF dynamic loader and libc (Rusty Russell).
        !           285:  - ISO C warning fixes (Alistair Strachan)
        !           286:  - first self-virtualizable version (works only as long as the
        !           287:    translation cache is not flushed)
        !           288:  - RH9 fixes
        !           289: 
        !           290: version 0.1.5:
        !           291: 
        !           292:  - ppc64 support + personality() patch (Rusty Russell)
        !           293:  - first Alpha CPU patches (Falk Hueffner)
        !           294:  - removed bfd.h dependancy
        !           295:  - fixed shrd, shld, idivl and divl on PowerPC.
        !           296:  - fixed buggy glibc PowerPC rint() function (test-i386 passes now on PowerPC).
        !           297: 
        !           298: version 0.1.4:
        !           299: 
        !           300:  - more accurate VM86 emulation (can launch small DOS 16 bit
        !           301:    executables in wine).
        !           302:  - fixed push/pop fs/gs
        !           303:  - added iret instruction.
        !           304:  - added times() syscall and SIOCATMARK ioctl.
        !           305: 
        !           306: version 0.1.3:
        !           307: 
        !           308:  - S390 support (Ulrich Weigand)
        !           309:  - glibc 2.3.x compile fix (Ulrich Weigand)
        !           310:  - socketcall endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
        !           311:  - struct sockaddr endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
        !           312:  - sendmsg/recvmsg endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
        !           313:  - execve endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
        !           314:  - fdset endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
        !           315:  - partial setsockopt syscall support (Ulrich Weigand)
        !           316:  - more accurate pushf/popf emulation
        !           317:  - first partial vm86() syscall support (can be used with runcom example).
        !           318:  - added bound, cmpxchg8b, cpuid instructions
        !           319:  - added 16 bit addressing support/override for string operations
        !           320:  - poll() fix
        !           321:  
        !           322: version 0.1.2:
        !           323: 
        !           324:  - compile fixes
        !           325:  - xlat instruction
        !           326:  - xchg instruction memory lock
        !           327:  - added simple vm86 example (not working with QEMU yet). The 54 byte
        !           328:    DOS executable 'pi_10.com' program was released by Bertram
        !           329:    Felgenhauer (more information at http://www.boo.net/~jasonp/pipage.html).
        !           330: 
        !           331: version 0.1.1:
        !           332: 
        !           333:  - glibc 2.2 compilation fixes
        !           334:  - added -s and -L options
        !           335:  - binary distribution of x86 glibc and wine
        !           336:  - big endian fixes in ELF loader and getdents.
        !           337: 
        !           338: version 0.1:
        !           339: 
        !           340:  - initial public release.

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