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qemu 0.9.0

    1: version 0.9.0:
    2: 
    3:   - Support for relative paths in backing files for disk images
    4:   - Async file I/O API
    5:   - New qcow2 disk image format
    6:   - Support of multiple VM snapshots
    7:   - Linux: specific host CDROM and floppy support
    8:   - SMM support
    9:   - Moved PCI init, MP table init and ACPI table init to Bochs BIOS
   10:   - Support for MIPS32 Release 2 instruction set (Thiemo Seufer)
   11:   - MIPS Malta system emulation (Aurelien Jarno, Stefan Weil)
   12:   - Darwin userspace emulation (Pierre d'Herbemont)
   13:   - m68k user support (Paul Brook)
   14:   - several x86 and x86_64 emulation fixes
   15:   - Mouse relative offset VNC extension (Anthony Liguori)
   16:   - PXE boot support (Anthony Liguori)
   17:   - '-daemonize' option (Anthony Liguori)
   18: 
   19: version 0.8.2:
   20: 
   21:   - ACPI support
   22:   - PC VGA BIOS fixes
   23:   - switch to OpenBios for SPARC targets (Blue Swirl)
   24:   - VNC server fixes
   25:   - MIPS FPU support (Marius Groeger)
   26:   - Solaris/SPARC host support (Ben Taylor)
   27:   - PPC breakpoints and single stepping (Jason Wessel)
   28:   - USB updates (Paul Brook)
   29:   - UDP/TCP/telnet character devices (Jason Wessel)
   30:   - Windows sparse file support (Frediano Ziglio)
   31:   - RTL8139 NIC TCP segmentation offloading (Igor Kovalenko)
   32:   - PCNET NIC support (Antony T Curtis)
   33:   - Support for variable frequency host CPUs
   34:   - Workaround for win32 SMP hosts
   35:   - Support for AMD Flash memories (Jocelyn Mayer)
   36:   - Audio capture to WAV files support (malc)
   37: 
   38: version 0.8.1:
   39: 
   40:   - USB tablet support (Brad Campbell, Anthony Liguori)
   41:   - win32 host serial support (Kazu)
   42:   - PC speaker support (Joachim Henke)
   43:   - IDE LBA48 support (Jens Axboe)
   44:   - SSE3 support
   45:   - Solaris port (Ben Taylor)
   46:   - Preliminary SH4 target (Samuel Tardieu)
   47:   - VNC server (Anthony Liguori)
   48:   - slirp fixes (Ed Swierk et al.)
   49:   - USB fixes
   50:   - ARM Versatile Platform Baseboard emulation (Paul Brook)
   51: 
   52: version 0.8.0:
   53: 
   54:   - ARM system emulation: Arm Integrator/CP board with an arm1026ej-s
   55:     cpu (Paul Brook)
   56:   - SMP support
   57:   - Mac OS X cocoa improvements (Mike Kronenberg)
   58:   - Mac OS X CoreAudio driver (Mike Kronenberg)
   59:   - DirectSound driver (malc)
   60:   - ALSA audio driver (malc)
   61:   - new audio options: '-soundhw' and '-audio-help' (malc)
   62:   - ES1370 PCI audio device (malc)
   63:   - Initial USB support
   64:   - Linux host serial port access
   65:   - Linux host low level parallel port access
   66:   - New network emulation code supporting VLANs.
   67:   - MIPS and MIPSel User Linux emulation
   68:   - MIPS fixes to boot Linux (Daniel Jacobowitz)
   69:   - NX bit support
   70:   - Initial SPARC SMP support (Blue Swirl)
   71:   - Major overhaul of the virtual FAT driver for read/write support
   72:     (Johannes Schindelin)
   73: 
   74: version 0.7.2:
   75:   
   76:   - x86_64 fixes (Win2000 and Linux 2.6 boot in 32 bit)
   77:   - merge self modifying code handling in dirty ram page mecanism.
   78:   - MIPS fixes (Ralf Baechle)
   79:   - better user net performances
   80: 
   81: version 0.7.1:
   82: 
   83:   - read-only Virtual FAT support (Johannes Schindelin)
   84:   - Windows 2000 install disk full hack (original idea from Vladimir
   85:     N. Oleynik)
   86:   - VMDK disk image creation (Filip Navara)
   87:   - SPARC64 progress (Blue Swirl)
   88:   - initial MIPS support (Jocelyn mayer)
   89:   - MIPS improvements (Ralf Baechle)
   90:   - 64 bit fixes in user networking (initial patch by Gwenole Beauchesne)
   91:   - IOAPIC support (Filip Navara)
   92: 
   93: version 0.7.0:
   94: 
   95:   - better BIOS translation and HDD geometry auto-detection
   96:   - user mode networking bug fix
   97:   - undocumented FPU ops support
   98:   - Cirrus VGA: support for 1280x1024x[8,15,16] modes
   99:   - 'pidfile' option
  100:   - .dmg disk image format support (Johannes Schindelin)
  101:   - keymaps support (initial patch by Johannes Schindelin)
  102:   - big endian ARM support (Lennert Buytenhek)
  103:   - added generic 64 bit target support
  104:   - x86_64 target support
  105:   - initial APIC support
  106:   - MMX/SSE/SSE2/PNI support
  107:   - PC parallel port support (Mark Jonckheere)
  108:   - initial SPARC64 support (Blue Swirl)
  109:   - SPARC target boots Linux (Blue Swirl)
  110:   - armv5te user mode support (Paul Brook)
  111:   - ARM VFP support (Paul Brook)
  112:   - ARM "Angel" semihosting syscalls (Paul Brook)
  113:   - user mode gdb stub support (Paul Brook)
  114:   - Samba 3 support
  115:   - initial Cocoa support (Pierre d'Herbemont)
  116:   - generic FPU emulation code
  117:   - Virtual PC read-only disk image support (Alex Beregszaszi)
  118: 
  119: version 0.6.1:
  120: 
  121:   - Mac OS X port (Pierre d'Herbemont)
  122:   - Virtual console support
  123:   - Better monitor line edition
  124:   - New block device layer 
  125:   - New 'qcow' growable disk image support with AES encryption and
  126:     transparent decompression
  127:   - VMware 3 and 4 read-only disk image support (untested)
  128:   - Support for up to 4 serial ports
  129:   - TFTP server support (Magnus Damm)
  130:   - Port redirection support in user mode networking
  131:   - Support for not executable data sections
  132:   - Compressed loop disk image support (Johannes Schindelin)
  133:   - Level triggered IRQ fix (aka NE2000 PCI performance fix) (Steve
  134:     Wormley)
  135:   - Fixed Fedora Core 2 problems (now you can run qemu without any
  136:     LD_ASSUME_KERNEL tricks on FC2)
  137:   - DHCP fix for Windows (accept DHCPREQUEST alone)
  138:   - SPARC system emulation (Blue Swirl)
  139:   - Automatic Samba configuration for host file access from Windows.
  140:   - '-loadvm' and '-full-screen' options
  141:   - ne2000 savevm support (Johannes Schindelin)
  142:   - Ctrl-Alt is now the default grab key. Ctrl-Alt-[0-9] switches to
  143:     the virtual consoles.
  144:   - BIOS floppy fix for NT4 (Mike Nordell, Derek Fawcus, Volker Ruppert)
  145:   - Floppy fixes for NT4 and NT5 (Mike Nordell)
  146:   - NT4 IDE fixes (Ben Pfaf, Mike Nordell)
  147:   - SDL Audio support and SB16 fixes (malc)
  148:   - ENTER instruction bug fix (initial patch by Stefan Kisdaroczi)
  149:   - VGA font change fix
  150:   - VGA read-only CRTC register fix
  151: 
  152: version 0.6.0:
  153: 
  154:   - minimalist FPU exception support (NetBSD FPU probe fix)
  155:   - cr0.ET fix (Win95 boot)
  156:   - *BSD port (Markus Niemisto)
  157:   - I/O access fix (signaled by Mark Jonckheere)
  158:   - IDE drives serial number fix (Mike Nordell)
  159:   - int13 CDROM BIOS fix (aka Solaris x86 install CD fix)
  160:   - int15, ah=86 BIOS fix (aka Solaris x86 hardware probe hang up fix)
  161:   - BSR/BSF "undefined behaviour" fix
  162:   - vmdk2raw: convert VMware disk images to raw images
  163:   - PCI support
  164:   - NE2K PCI support
  165:   - dummy VGA PCI support
  166:   - VGA font selection fix (Daniel Serpell)
  167:   - PIC reset fix (Hidemi KAWAI)
  168:   - PIC spurious irq support (aka Solaris install bug)
  169:   - added '-localtime' option
  170:   - Cirrus CL-GD54xx VGA support (initial patch by Makoto Suzuki (suzu))
  171:   - APM and system shutdown support
  172:   - Fixed system reset
  173:   - Support for other PC BIOSes
  174:   - Initial PowerMac hardware emulation
  175:   - PowerMac/PREP OpenFirmware compatible BIOS (Jocelyn Mayer)
  176:   - initial IDE BMDMA support (needed for Darwin x86)
  177:   - Set the default memory size for PC emulation to 128 MB
  178: 
  179: version 0.5.5:
  180: 
  181:   - SDL full screen support (initial patch by malc)
  182:   - VGA support on PowerPC PREP
  183:   - VBE fixes (Matthew Mastracci)
  184:   - PIT fixes (aka Win98 hardware probe and "VGA slowness" bug)
  185:   - IDE master only fixes (aka Win98 CD-ROM probe bug)
  186:   - ARM load/store half word fix (Ulrich Hecht)
  187:   - FDC fixes for Win98
  188: 
  189: version 0.5.4:
  190:   
  191:   - qemu-fast fixes
  192:   - BIOS area protection fix (aka EMM386.EXE fix) (Mike Nordell)
  193:   - keyboard/mouse fix (Mike Nordell)
  194:   - IDE fixes (Linux did not recognized slave drivers)
  195:   - VM86 EIP masking fix (aka NT5 install fix) (Mike Nordell)
  196:   - QEMU can now boot a PowerPC Linux kernel (Jocelyn Mayer)
  197:   - User mode network stack
  198:   - imul imm8 fix + 0x82 opcode support (Hidemi KAWAI)
  199:   - precise self modifying code (aka BeOS install bug)
  200: 
  201: version 0.5.3:
  202: 
  203:   - added Bochs VESA VBE support
  204:   - VGA memory map mode 3 access fix (OS/2 install fix)
  205:   - IDE fixes (Jens Axboe)
  206:   - CPU interrupt fixes
  207:   - fixed various TLB invalidation cases (NT install)
  208:   - fixed cr0.WP semantics (XP install)
  209:   - direct chaining support for SPARC and PowerPC (faster)
  210:   - ARM NWFPE support (initial patch by Ulrich Hecht)
  211:   - added specific x86 to x86 translator (close to native performance
  212:     in qemu-i386 and qemu-fast)
  213:   - shm syscalls support (Paul McKerras)
  214:   - added accurate CR0.MP/ME/TS emulation
  215:   - fixed DMA memory write access (Win95 boot floppy fix)
  216:   - graphical x86 linux loader
  217:   - command line monitor 
  218:   - generic removable device support
  219:   - support of CD-ROM change
  220:   - multiple network interface support
  221:   - initial x86-64 host support (Gwenole Beauchesne)
  222:   - lret to outer priviledge fix (OS/2 install fix)
  223:   - task switch fixes (SkyOS boot)
  224:   - VM save/restore commands
  225:   - new timer API
  226:   - more precise RTC emulation (periodic timers + time updates)
  227:   - Win32 port (initial patch by Kazu)
  228: 
  229: version 0.5.2:
  230: 
  231:   - improved soft MMU speed (assembly functions and specializing)
  232:   - improved multitasking speed by avoiding flushing TBs when
  233:     switching tasks
  234:   - improved qemu-fast speed
  235:   - improved self modifying code handling (big performance gain in
  236:     softmmu mode).
  237:   - fixed IO checking
  238:   - fixed CD-ROM detection (win98 install CD)
  239:   - fixed addseg real mode bug (GRUB boot fix)
  240:   - added ROM memory support (win98 boot)
  241:   - fixed 'call Ev' in case of paging exception
  242:   - updated the script 'qemu-binfmt-conf.sh' to use QEMU automagically
  243:     when launching executables for the supported target CPUs.
  244:   - PowerPC system emulation update (Jocelyn Mayer)
  245:   - PC floppy emulation and DMA fixes (Jocelyn Mayer)
  246:   - polled mode for PIC (Jocelyn Mayer)
  247:   - fixed PTE dirty bit handling
  248:   - fixed xadd same reg bug
  249:   - fixed cmpxchg exception safeness
  250:   - access to virtual memory in gdb stub
  251:   - task gate and NT flag fixes
  252:   - eflags optimisation fix for string operations
  253: 
  254: version 0.5.1:
  255:   
  256:   - float access fixes when using soft mmu
  257:   - PC emulation support on PowerPC
  258:   - A20 support
  259:   - IDE CD-ROM emulation
  260:   - ARM fixes (Ulrich Hecht)
  261:   - SB16 emulation (malc)
  262:   - IRET and INT fixes in VM86 mode with IOPL=3
  263:   - Port I/Os use TSS io map
  264:   - Full task switching/task gate support
  265:   - added verr, verw, arpl, fcmovxx
  266:   - PowerPC target support (Jocelyn Mayer)
  267:   - Major SPARC target fixes (dynamically linked programs begin to work)
  268: 
  269: version 0.5.0:
  270:   
  271:   - full hardware level VGA emulation
  272:   - graphical display with SDL
  273:   - added PS/2 mouse and keyboard emulation
  274:   - popw (%esp) fix
  275:   - mov to/from segment data width fix
  276:   - added real mode support
  277:   - added Bochs BIOS and LGPL'ed VGA BIOS loader in qemu
  278:   - m68k host port (Richard Zidlicky)
  279:   - partial soft MMU support for memory mapped I/Os
  280:   - multi-target build
  281:   - fixed: no error code in hardware interrupts
  282:   - fixed: pop ss, mov ss, x and sti disable hardware irqs for the next insn
  283:   - correct single stepping thru string operations
  284:   - preliminary SPARC target support (Thomas M. Ogrisegg)
  285:   - tun-fd option (Rusty Russell)
  286:   - automatic IDE geometry detection
  287:   - renamed 'vl' to qemu[-fast] and user qemu to qemu-{cpu}.
  288:   - added man page
  289:   - added full soft mmu mode to launch unpatched OSes.
  290: 
  291: version 0.4.3:
  292: 
  293:   - x86 exception fix in case of nop instruction.
  294:   - gcc 3.2.2 bug workaround (RedHat 9 fix)
  295:   - sparc and Alpha host fixes
  296:   - many ARM target fixes: 'ls' and 'bash' can be launched.
  297: 
  298: version 0.4.2:
  299: 
  300:  - many exception handling fixes (can compile a Linux kernel inside vl)
  301:  - IDE emulation support
  302:  - initial GDB stub support
  303:  - deferred update support for disk images (Rusty Russell)
  304:  - accept User Mode Linux Copy On Write disk images
  305:  - SMP kernels can at least be booted
  306: 
  307: version 0.4.1:
  308:   
  309:  - more accurate timer support in vl.
  310:  - more reliable NE2000 probe in vl.
  311:  - added 2.5.66 kernel in vl-test.
  312:  - added VLTMPDIR environment variable in vl.
  313: 
  314: version 0.4:
  315: 
  316:  - initial support for ring 0 x86 processor emulation
  317:  - fixed signal handling for correct dosemu DPMI emulation
  318:  - fast x86 MMU emulation with mmap()
  319:  - fixed popl (%esp) case
  320:  - Linux kernel can be executed by QEMU with the 'vl' command.
  321: 
  322: version 0.3:
  323: 
  324:  - initial support for ARM emulation
  325:  - added fnsave, frstor, fnstenv, fldenv FPU instructions
  326:  - added FPU register save in signal emulation
  327:  - initial ARM port
  328:  - Sparc and Alpha ports work on the regression test
  329:  - generic ioctl number conversion
  330:  - fixed ioctl type conversion
  331: 
  332: version 0.2:
  333: 
  334:  - PowerPC disassembly and ELF symbols output (Rusty Russell)
  335:  - flock support (Rusty Russell)
  336:  - ugetrlimit support (Rusty Russell)
  337:  - fstat64 fix (Rusty Russell)
  338:  - initial Alpha port (Falk Hueffner)
  339:  - initial IA64 port (Matt Wilson)
  340:  - initial Sparc and Sparc64 port (David S. Miller)
  341:  - added HLT instruction
  342:  - LRET instruction fix.
  343:  - added GPF generation for I/Os.
  344:  - added INT3 and TF flag support.
  345:  - SHL instruction C flag fix.
  346:  - mmap emulation for host page size > 4KB
  347:  - self-modifying code support
  348:  - better VM86 support (dosemu works on non trivial programs)
  349:  - precise exception support (EIP is computed correctly in most cases)
  350:  - more precise LDT/GDT/IDT emulation
  351:  - faster segment load in vm86 mode
  352:  - direct chaining of basic blocks (faster emulation)
  353: 
  354: version 0.1.6:
  355: 
  356:  - automatic library search system. QEMU can now work with unpatched
  357:    ELF dynamic loader and libc (Rusty Russell).
  358:  - ISO C warning fixes (Alistair Strachan)
  359:  - first self-virtualizable version (works only as long as the
  360:    translation cache is not flushed)
  361:  - RH9 fixes
  362: 
  363: version 0.1.5:
  364: 
  365:  - ppc64 support + personality() patch (Rusty Russell)
  366:  - first Alpha CPU patches (Falk Hueffner)
  367:  - removed bfd.h dependancy
  368:  - fixed shrd, shld, idivl and divl on PowerPC.
  369:  - fixed buggy glibc PowerPC rint() function (test-i386 passes now on PowerPC).
  370: 
  371: version 0.1.4:
  372: 
  373:  - more accurate VM86 emulation (can launch small DOS 16 bit
  374:    executables in wine).
  375:  - fixed push/pop fs/gs
  376:  - added iret instruction.
  377:  - added times() syscall and SIOCATMARK ioctl.
  378: 
  379: version 0.1.3:
  380: 
  381:  - S390 support (Ulrich Weigand)
  382:  - glibc 2.3.x compile fix (Ulrich Weigand)
  383:  - socketcall endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
  384:  - struct sockaddr endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
  385:  - sendmsg/recvmsg endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
  386:  - execve endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
  387:  - fdset endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
  388:  - partial setsockopt syscall support (Ulrich Weigand)
  389:  - more accurate pushf/popf emulation
  390:  - first partial vm86() syscall support (can be used with runcom example).
  391:  - added bound, cmpxchg8b, cpuid instructions
  392:  - added 16 bit addressing support/override for string operations
  393:  - poll() fix
  394:  
  395: version 0.1.2:
  396: 
  397:  - compile fixes
  398:  - xlat instruction
  399:  - xchg instruction memory lock
  400:  - added simple vm86 example (not working with QEMU yet). The 54 byte
  401:    DOS executable 'pi_10.com' program was released by Bertram
  402:    Felgenhauer (more information at http://www.boo.net/~jasonp/pipage.html).
  403: 
  404: version 0.1.1:
  405: 
  406:  - glibc 2.2 compilation fixes
  407:  - added -s and -L options
  408:  - binary distribution of x86 glibc and wine
  409:  - big endian fixes in ELF loader and getdents.
  410: 
  411: version 0.1:
  412: 
  413:  - initial public release.

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