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qemu 0.13.0

    1: See git history for Changelogs of recent releases.
    2: 
    3: version 0.12.0:
    4: 
    5:   - Update to SeaBIOS 0.5.0
    6:   - e1000: fix device link status in Linux (Anthony Liguori)
    7:   - monitor: fix QMP for balloon command (Luiz Capitulino)
    8:   - QMP: Return an empty dict by default (Luiz Capitulino)
    9:   - QMP: Only handle converted commands (Luiz Capitulino)
   10:   - pci: support PCI based option rom loading (Gerd Hoffman/Anthony Liguori)
   11:   - Fix backcompat for hotplug of SCSI controllers (Daniel P. Berrange)
   12:   - fdc: fix migration from 0.11 (Juan Quintela)
   13:   - vmware-vga: fix segv on cursor resize. (Dave Airlie)
   14:   - vmware-vga: various fixes (Dave Airlie/Anthony Liguori)
   15:   - qdev: improve property error reporting. (Gerd Hoffmann)
   16:   - fix vga names in default_list (Gerd Hoffmann)
   17:   - usb-host: check mon before using it. (Gerd Hoffmann)
   18:   - usb-net: use qdev for -usbdevice (Gerd Hoffmann)
   19:   - monitor: Catch printing to non-existent monitor (Luiz Capitulino)
   20:   - Avoid permanently disabled QEMU monitor when UNIX migration fails (Daniel P. Berrange)
   21:   - Fix loading of ELF multiboot kernels (Kevin Wolf)
   22:   - qemu-io: Fix memory leak (Kevin Wolf)
   23:   - Fix thinko in linuxboot.S (Paolo Bonzini)
   24:   - target-i386: Fix evaluation of DR7 register (Jan Kiszka)
   25:   - vnc: hextile: do not generate ForegroundSpecified and SubrectsColoured tiles (Anthony Liguori)
   26:   - S390: Bail out without KVM (Alexander Graf)
   27:   - S390: Don't tell guest we're updating config space (Alexander Graf)
   28:   - target-s390: Fail on unknown instructions (Alexander Graf)
   29:   - osdep: Fix runtime failure on older Linux kernels (Andre Przywara)
   30:   - Fix a make -j race (Juergen Lock)
   31:   - target-alpha: Fix generic ctz64. (Richard Henderson)
   32:   - s390: Fix buggy assignment (Stefan Weil)
   33:   - target-mips: fix user-mode emulation startup (Nathan Froyd)
   34:   - target-i386: Update CPUID feature set for TCG (Andre Przywara)
   35:   - s390: fix build on 32 bit host (Michael S. Tsirkin)
   36: 	
   37: version 0.12.0-rc2:
   38: 
   39:   - v2: properly save kvm system time msr registers (Glauber Costa)
   40:   - convert more monitor commands to qmp (Luiz Capitulino)
   41:   - vnc: fix capslock tracking logic. (Gerd Hoffmann)
   42:   - QemuOpts: allow larger option values. (Gerd Hoffmann)
   43:   - scsi: fix drive hotplug. (Gerd Hoffmann)
   44:   - pci: don't hw_error() when no slot is available. (Gerd Hoffmann)
   45:   - pci: don't abort() when trying to hotplug with acpi off. (Gerd Hoffmann)
   46:   - allow default devices to be implemented in config file (Gerd Hoffman)
   47:   - vc: colorize chardev title line with blue background. (Gerd Hoffmann)
   48:   - chardev: make chardevs specified in config file work. (Gerd Hoffmann)
   49:   - qdev: also match bus name for global properties (Gerd Hoffmann)
   50:   - qdev: add command line option to set global defaults for properties. (Gerd Hoffmann)
   51:   - kvm: x86: Save/restore exception_index (Jan Kiszka)
   52:   - qdev: Replace device names containing whitespace (Markus Armbruster)
   53:   - fix rtc-td-hack on host without high-res timers (Gleb Natapov)
   54:   - virtio: verify features on load (Michael S. Tsirkin)
   55:   - vmware_vga: add rom file so that it boots. (Dave Airlie)
   56:   - Do not abort on qemu_malloc(0) in production builds (Anthony Liguori)
   57:   - Fix ARM userspace strex implementation. (Paul Brook)
   58:   - qemu: delete rule target on error (Michael S. Tsirkin)
   59:   - QMP: add human-readable description to error response (Markus Armbruster)
   60:   - convert more monitor commands to QError (Markus Armbruster)
   61:   - monitor: Fix double-prompt after "change vnc passwd BLA" (Markus Armbruster)
   62:   - monitor: do_cont(): Don't ask for passwords (Luiz Capitulino)
   63:   - monitor: Introduce 'block_passwd' command (Luiz Capitulino)
   64:   - pci: interrupt disable bit support (Michael S. Tsirkin)
   65:   - pci: interrupt status bit implementation (Michael S. Tsirkin)
   66:   - pci: prepare irq code for interrupt state (Michael S. Tsirkin)
   67:   - msix: function mask support (Michael S. Tsirkin)
   68:   - msix: macro rename for function mask support (Michael S. Tsirkin)
   69:   - cpuid: Fix multicore setup on Intel (Andre Przywara)
   70:   - kvm: x86: Fix initial kvm_has_msr_star (Jan Kiszka)
   71:   - Update OpenBIOS images to r640 (Aurelien Jarno)	
   72: 
   73: version 0.10.2:
   74: 
   75:   - fix savevm/loadvm (Anthony Liguori)
   76:   - live migration: fix dirty tracking windows (Glauber Costa)
   77:   - live migration: improve error propogation (Glauber Costa)
   78:   - qcow2: fix image creation for > ~2TB images (Chris Wright)
   79:   - hotplug: fix error handling for if= parameter (Eduardo Habkost)
   80:   - qcow2: fix data corruption (Nolan Leake)
   81:   - virtio: fix guest oops with 2.6.25 kernels (Rusty Russell)
   82:   - SH4: add support for -kernel (Takashi Yoshii, Aurelien Jarno)
   83:   - hotplug: fix closing of char devices (Jan Kiszka)
   84:   - hotplug: remove incorrect check for device name (Eduardo Habkost)
   85:   - enable -k on win32 (Herve Poussineau)
   86:   - configure: use LANG=C for grep (Andreas Faerber)
   87:   - fix VGA regression (malc)
   88: 	
   89: version 0.10.1:
   90: 
   91:   - virtio-net: check right return size on sg list (Alex Williamson)
   92:   - Make qemu_announce_self handle holes (live migration after hotplug)
   93:     (Marcelo Tosatti)
   94:   - Revert r6804-r6808 (qcow2 allocation info).  This series of changes added
   95:     a high cost to startup for large qcow2 images (Anthony Liguori)
   96:   - qemu-img: fix help message (Aurelien Jarno)
   97:   - Fix build for non-default installs of SDL (Anthony Liguori)
   98:   - Fix race condition in env->interrupt_request.  When using TCG and a dynticks
   99:     host timer, this condition could cause TCG to get stuck in an infinite
  100:     loop (Aurelien Jarno)
  101:   - Fix reading encrypted hard disk passwords during early startup (Jan Kiszka)
  102:   - Fix encrypted disk reporting in 'info block' (Jan Kiszka)
  103:   - Fix console size with tiny displays (MusicPal) (Jan Kiszka)
  104:   - Improve error handling in bdrv_open2 (Jan Kiszka)
  105:   - Avoid leaking data in mux'ed character devices (Jan Kiszka)
  106:   - Fix initial character device reset (no banner in monitor) (Jan Kiszka)
  107:   - Fix cpuid KVM crash on i386 host (Lubomir Rintel)
  108:   - Fix SLES10sp2 installation by adding ISTAT1 register to LSI SCSI emulation
  109:     (Ryan Harper)
  110: 
  111: version 0.10.0:
  112: 
  113:   - TCG support (No longer requires GCC 3.x)
  114:   - Kernel Virtual Machine acceleration support
  115:   - BSD userspace emulation
  116:   - Bluetooth emulation and host passthrough support
  117:   - GDB XML register description support
  118:   - Intel e1000 emulation
  119:   - HPET emulation
  120:   - VirtIO paravirtual device support
  121:   - Marvell 88w8618 / MusicPal emulation
  122:   - Nokia N-series tablet emulation / OMAP2 processor emulation
  123:   - PCI hotplug support
  124:   - Live migration and new save/restore formats
  125:   - Curses display support
  126:   - qemu-nbd utility to mount supported block formats
  127:   - Altivec support in PPC emulation and new firmware (OpenBIOS)
  128:   - Multiple VNC clients are now supported
  129:   - TLS encryption is now supported in VNC
  130:   - MIPS Magnum R4000 machine (Hervé Poussineau)
  131:   - Braille support (Samuel Thibault)
  132:   - Freecom MusicPal system emulation (Jan Kiszka)
  133:   - OMAP242x and Nokia N800, N810 machines (Andrzej Zaborowski)
  134:   - EsounD audio driver (Frederick Reeve)
  135:   - Gravis Ultrasound GF1 sound card (Tibor "TS" Schütz)
  136:   - Many, many, bug fixes and new features
  137: 
  138: version 0.9.1:
  139: 
  140:   - TFTP booting from host directory (Anthony Liguori, Erwan Velu)
  141:   - Tap device emulation for Solaris (Sittichai Palanisong)
  142:   - Monitor multiplexing to several I/O channels (Jason Wessel)
  143:   - ds1225y nvram support (Herve Poussineau)
  144:   - CPU model selection support (J. Mayer, Paul Brook, Herve Poussineau)
  145:   - Several Sparc fixes (Aurelien Jarno, Blue Swirl, Robert Reif)
  146:   - MIPS 64-bit FPU support (Thiemo Seufer)
  147:   - Xscale PDA emulation (Andrzej Zaborowski)
  148:   - ColdFire system emulation (Paul Brook)
  149:   - Improved SH4 support (Magnus Damm)
  150:   - MIPS64 support (Aurelien Jarno, Thiemo Seufer)
  151:   - Preliminary Alpha guest support (J. Mayer)
  152:   - Read-only support for Parallels disk images (Alex Beregszaszi)
  153:   - SVM (x86 virtualization) support (Alexander Graf)
  154:   - CRIS emulation (Edgar E. Iglesias)
  155:   - SPARC32PLUS execution support (Blue Swirl)
  156:   - MIPS mipssim pseudo machine (Thiemo Seufer)
  157:   - Strace for Linux userland emulation (Stuart Anderson, Thayne Harbaugh)
  158:   - OMAP310 MPU emulation plus Palm T|E machine (Andrzej Zaborowski)
  159:   - ARM v6, v7, NEON SIMD and SMP emulation (Paul Brook/CodeSourcery)
  160:   - Gumstix boards: connex and verdex emulation (Thorsten Zitterell)
  161:   - Intel mainstone II board emulation (Armin Kuster)
  162:   - VMware SVGA II graphics card support (Andrzej Zaborowski)
  163: 
  164: version 0.9.0:
  165: 
  166:   - Support for relative paths in backing files for disk images
  167:   - Async file I/O API
  168:   - New qcow2 disk image format
  169:   - Support of multiple VM snapshots
  170:   - Linux: specific host CDROM and floppy support
  171:   - SMM support
  172:   - Moved PCI init, MP table init and ACPI table init to Bochs BIOS
  173:   - Support for MIPS32 Release 2 instruction set (Thiemo Seufer)
  174:   - MIPS Malta system emulation (Aurelien Jarno, Stefan Weil)
  175:   - Darwin userspace emulation (Pierre d'Herbemont)
  176:   - m68k user support (Paul Brook)
  177:   - several x86 and x86_64 emulation fixes
  178:   - Mouse relative offset VNC extension (Anthony Liguori)
  179:   - PXE boot support (Anthony Liguori)
  180:   - '-daemonize' option (Anthony Liguori)
  181: 
  182: version 0.8.2:
  183: 
  184:   - ACPI support
  185:   - PC VGA BIOS fixes
  186:   - switch to OpenBios for SPARC targets (Blue Swirl)
  187:   - VNC server fixes
  188:   - MIPS FPU support (Marius Groeger)
  189:   - Solaris/SPARC host support (Juergen Keil)
  190:   - PPC breakpoints and single stepping (Jason Wessel)
  191:   - USB updates (Paul Brook)
  192:   - UDP/TCP/telnet character devices (Jason Wessel)
  193:   - Windows sparse file support (Frediano Ziglio)
  194:   - RTL8139 NIC TCP segmentation offloading (Igor Kovalenko)
  195:   - PCNET NIC support (Antony T Curtis)
  196:   - Support for variable frequency host CPUs
  197:   - Workaround for win32 SMP hosts
  198:   - Support for AMD Flash memories (Jocelyn Mayer)
  199:   - Audio capture to WAV files support (malc)
  200: 
  201: version 0.8.1:
  202: 
  203:   - USB tablet support (Brad Campbell, Anthony Liguori)
  204:   - win32 host serial support (Kazu)
  205:   - PC speaker support (Joachim Henke)
  206:   - IDE LBA48 support (Jens Axboe)
  207:   - SSE3 support
  208:   - Solaris port (Juergen Keil)
  209:   - Preliminary SH4 target (Samuel Tardieu)
  210:   - VNC server (Anthony Liguori)
  211:   - slirp fixes (Ed Swierk et al.)
  212:   - USB fixes
  213:   - ARM Versatile Platform Baseboard emulation (Paul Brook)
  214: 
  215: version 0.8.0:
  216: 
  217:   - ARM system emulation: Arm Integrator/CP board with an arm1026ej-s
  218:     cpu (Paul Brook)
  219:   - SMP support
  220:   - Mac OS X cocoa improvements (Mike Kronenberg)
  221:   - Mac OS X CoreAudio driver (Mike Kronenberg)
  222:   - DirectSound driver (malc)
  223:   - ALSA audio driver (malc)
  224:   - new audio options: '-soundhw' and '-audio-help' (malc)
  225:   - ES1370 PCI audio device (malc)
  226:   - Initial USB support
  227:   - Linux host serial port access
  228:   - Linux host low level parallel port access
  229:   - New network emulation code supporting VLANs.
  230:   - MIPS and MIPSel User Linux emulation
  231:   - MIPS fixes to boot Linux (Daniel Jacobowitz)
  232:   - NX bit support
  233:   - Initial SPARC SMP support (Blue Swirl)
  234:   - Major overhaul of the virtual FAT driver for read/write support
  235:     (Johannes Schindelin)
  236: 
  237: version 0.7.2:
  238: 
  239:   - x86_64 fixes (Win2000 and Linux 2.6 boot in 32 bit)
  240:   - merge self modifying code handling in dirty ram page mecanism.
  241:   - MIPS fixes (Ralf Baechle)
  242:   - better user net performances
  243: 
  244: version 0.7.1:
  245: 
  246:   - read-only Virtual FAT support (Johannes Schindelin)
  247:   - Windows 2000 install disk full hack (original idea from Vladimir
  248:     N. Oleynik)
  249:   - VMDK disk image creation (Filip Navara)
  250:   - SPARC64 progress (Blue Swirl)
  251:   - initial MIPS support (Jocelyn mayer)
  252:   - MIPS improvements (Ralf Baechle)
  253:   - 64 bit fixes in user networking (initial patch by Gwenole Beauchesne)
  254:   - IOAPIC support (Filip Navara)
  255: 
  256: version 0.7.0:
  257: 
  258:   - better BIOS translation and HDD geometry auto-detection
  259:   - user mode networking bug fix
  260:   - undocumented FPU ops support
  261:   - Cirrus VGA: support for 1280x1024x[8,15,16] modes
  262:   - 'pidfile' option
  263:   - .dmg disk image format support (Johannes Schindelin)
  264:   - keymaps support (initial patch by Johannes Schindelin)
  265:   - big endian ARM support (Lennert Buytenhek)
  266:   - added generic 64 bit target support
  267:   - x86_64 target support
  268:   - initial APIC support
  269:   - MMX/SSE/SSE2/PNI support
  270:   - PC parallel port support (Mark Jonckheere)
  271:   - initial SPARC64 support (Blue Swirl)
  272:   - SPARC target boots Linux (Blue Swirl)
  273:   - armv5te user mode support (Paul Brook)
  274:   - ARM VFP support (Paul Brook)
  275:   - ARM "Angel" semihosting syscalls (Paul Brook)
  276:   - user mode gdb stub support (Paul Brook)
  277:   - Samba 3 support
  278:   - initial Cocoa support (Pierre d'Herbemont)
  279:   - generic FPU emulation code
  280:   - Virtual PC read-only disk image support (Alex Beregszaszi)
  281: 
  282: version 0.6.1:
  283: 
  284:   - Mac OS X port (Pierre d'Herbemont)
  285:   - Virtual console support
  286:   - Better monitor line edition
  287:   - New block device layer
  288:   - New 'qcow' growable disk image support with AES encryption and
  289:     transparent decompression
  290:   - VMware 3 and 4 read-only disk image support (untested)
  291:   - Support for up to 4 serial ports
  292:   - TFTP server support (Magnus Damm)
  293:   - Port redirection support in user mode networking
  294:   - Support for not executable data sections
  295:   - Compressed loop disk image support (Johannes Schindelin)
  296:   - Level triggered IRQ fix (aka NE2000 PCI performance fix) (Steve
  297:     Wormley)
  298:   - Fixed Fedora Core 2 problems (now you can run qemu without any
  299:     LD_ASSUME_KERNEL tricks on FC2)
  300:   - DHCP fix for Windows (accept DHCPREQUEST alone)
  301:   - SPARC system emulation (Blue Swirl)
  302:   - Automatic Samba configuration for host file access from Windows.
  303:   - '-loadvm' and '-full-screen' options
  304:   - ne2000 savevm support (Johannes Schindelin)
  305:   - Ctrl-Alt is now the default grab key. Ctrl-Alt-[0-9] switches to
  306:     the virtual consoles.
  307:   - BIOS floppy fix for NT4 (Mike Nordell, Derek Fawcus, Volker Ruppert)
  308:   - Floppy fixes for NT4 and NT5 (Mike Nordell)
  309:   - NT4 IDE fixes (Ben Pfaf, Mike Nordell)
  310:   - SDL Audio support and SB16 fixes (malc)
  311:   - ENTER instruction bug fix (initial patch by Stefan Kisdaroczi)
  312:   - VGA font change fix
  313:   - VGA read-only CRTC register fix
  314: 
  315: version 0.6.0:
  316: 
  317:   - minimalist FPU exception support (NetBSD FPU probe fix)
  318:   - cr0.ET fix (Win95 boot)
  319:   - *BSD port (Markus Niemisto)
  320:   - I/O access fix (signaled by Mark Jonckheere)
  321:   - IDE drives serial number fix (Mike Nordell)
  322:   - int13 CDROM BIOS fix (aka Solaris x86 install CD fix)
  323:   - int15, ah=86 BIOS fix (aka Solaris x86 hardware probe hang up fix)
  324:   - BSR/BSF "undefined behaviour" fix
  325:   - vmdk2raw: convert VMware disk images to raw images
  326:   - PCI support
  327:   - NE2K PCI support
  328:   - dummy VGA PCI support
  329:   - VGA font selection fix (Daniel Serpell)
  330:   - PIC reset fix (Hidemi KAWAI)
  331:   - PIC spurious irq support (aka Solaris install bug)
  332:   - added '-localtime' option
  333:   - Cirrus CL-GD54xx VGA support (initial patch by Makoto Suzuki (suzu))
  334:   - APM and system shutdown support
  335:   - Fixed system reset
  336:   - Support for other PC BIOSes
  337:   - Initial PowerMac hardware emulation
  338:   - PowerMac/PREP OpenFirmware compatible BIOS (Jocelyn Mayer)
  339:   - initial IDE BMDMA support (needed for Darwin x86)
  340:   - Set the default memory size for PC emulation to 128 MB
  341: 
  342: version 0.5.5:
  343: 
  344:   - SDL full screen support (initial patch by malc)
  345:   - VGA support on PowerPC PREP
  346:   - VBE fixes (Matthew Mastracci)
  347:   - PIT fixes (aka Win98 hardware probe and "VGA slowness" bug)
  348:   - IDE master only fixes (aka Win98 CD-ROM probe bug)
  349:   - ARM load/store half word fix (Ulrich Hecht)
  350:   - FDC fixes for Win98
  351: 
  352: version 0.5.4:
  353: 
  354:   - qemu-fast fixes
  355:   - BIOS area protection fix (aka EMM386.EXE fix) (Mike Nordell)
  356:   - keyboard/mouse fix (Mike Nordell)
  357:   - IDE fixes (Linux did not recognized slave drivers)
  358:   - VM86 EIP masking fix (aka NT5 install fix) (Mike Nordell)
  359:   - QEMU can now boot a PowerPC Linux kernel (Jocelyn Mayer)
  360:   - User mode network stack
  361:   - imul imm8 fix + 0x82 opcode support (Hidemi KAWAI)
  362:   - precise self modifying code (aka BeOS install bug)
  363: 
  364: version 0.5.3:
  365: 
  366:   - added Bochs VESA VBE support
  367:   - VGA memory map mode 3 access fix (OS/2 install fix)
  368:   - IDE fixes (Jens Axboe)
  369:   - CPU interrupt fixes
  370:   - fixed various TLB invalidation cases (NT install)
  371:   - fixed cr0.WP semantics (XP install)
  372:   - direct chaining support for SPARC and PowerPC (faster)
  373:   - ARM NWFPE support (initial patch by Ulrich Hecht)
  374:   - added specific x86 to x86 translator (close to native performance
  375:     in qemu-i386 and qemu-fast)
  376:   - shm syscalls support (Paul McKerras)
  377:   - added accurate CR0.MP/ME/TS emulation
  378:   - fixed DMA memory write access (Win95 boot floppy fix)
  379:   - graphical x86 linux loader
  380:   - command line monitor
  381:   - generic removable device support
  382:   - support of CD-ROM change
  383:   - multiple network interface support
  384:   - initial x86-64 host support (Gwenole Beauchesne)
  385:   - lret to outer priviledge fix (OS/2 install fix)
  386:   - task switch fixes (SkyOS boot)
  387:   - VM save/restore commands
  388:   - new timer API
  389:   - more precise RTC emulation (periodic timers + time updates)
  390:   - Win32 port (initial patch by Kazu)
  391: 
  392: version 0.5.2:
  393: 
  394:   - improved soft MMU speed (assembly functions and specializing)
  395:   - improved multitasking speed by avoiding flushing TBs when
  396:     switching tasks
  397:   - improved qemu-fast speed
  398:   - improved self modifying code handling (big performance gain in
  399:     softmmu mode).
  400:   - fixed IO checking
  401:   - fixed CD-ROM detection (win98 install CD)
  402:   - fixed addseg real mode bug (GRUB boot fix)
  403:   - added ROM memory support (win98 boot)
  404:   - fixed 'call Ev' in case of paging exception
  405:   - updated the script 'qemu-binfmt-conf.sh' to use QEMU automagically
  406:     when launching executables for the supported target CPUs.
  407:   - PowerPC system emulation update (Jocelyn Mayer)
  408:   - PC floppy emulation and DMA fixes (Jocelyn Mayer)
  409:   - polled mode for PIC (Jocelyn Mayer)
  410:   - fixed PTE dirty bit handling
  411:   - fixed xadd same reg bug
  412:   - fixed cmpxchg exception safeness
  413:   - access to virtual memory in gdb stub
  414:   - task gate and NT flag fixes
  415:   - eflags optimisation fix for string operations
  416: 
  417: version 0.5.1:
  418: 
  419:   - float access fixes when using soft mmu
  420:   - PC emulation support on PowerPC
  421:   - A20 support
  422:   - IDE CD-ROM emulation
  423:   - ARM fixes (Ulrich Hecht)
  424:   - SB16 emulation (malc)
  425:   - IRET and INT fixes in VM86 mode with IOPL=3
  426:   - Port I/Os use TSS io map
  427:   - Full task switching/task gate support
  428:   - added verr, verw, arpl, fcmovxx
  429:   - PowerPC target support (Jocelyn Mayer)
  430:   - Major SPARC target fixes (dynamically linked programs begin to work)
  431: 
  432: version 0.5.0:
  433: 
  434:   - full hardware level VGA emulation
  435:   - graphical display with SDL
  436:   - added PS/2 mouse and keyboard emulation
  437:   - popw (%esp) fix
  438:   - mov to/from segment data width fix
  439:   - added real mode support
  440:   - added Bochs BIOS and LGPL'ed VGA BIOS loader in qemu
  441:   - m68k host port (Richard Zidlicky)
  442:   - partial soft MMU support for memory mapped I/Os
  443:   - multi-target build
  444:   - fixed: no error code in hardware interrupts
  445:   - fixed: pop ss, mov ss, x and sti disable hardware irqs for the next insn
  446:   - correct single stepping thru string operations
  447:   - preliminary SPARC target support (Thomas M. Ogrisegg)
  448:   - tun-fd option (Rusty Russell)
  449:   - automatic IDE geometry detection
  450:   - renamed 'vl' to qemu[-fast] and user qemu to qemu-{cpu}.
  451:   - added man page
  452:   - added full soft mmu mode to launch unpatched OSes.
  453: 
  454: version 0.4.3:
  455: 
  456:   - x86 exception fix in case of nop instruction.
  457:   - gcc 3.2.2 bug workaround (RedHat 9 fix)
  458:   - sparc and Alpha host fixes
  459:   - many ARM target fixes: 'ls' and 'bash' can be launched.
  460: 
  461: version 0.4.2:
  462: 
  463:  - many exception handling fixes (can compile a Linux kernel inside vl)
  464:  - IDE emulation support
  465:  - initial GDB stub support
  466:  - deferred update support for disk images (Rusty Russell)
  467:  - accept User Mode Linux Copy On Write disk images
  468:  - SMP kernels can at least be booted
  469: 
  470: version 0.4.1:
  471: 
  472:  - more accurate timer support in vl.
  473:  - more reliable NE2000 probe in vl.
  474:  - added 2.5.66 kernel in vl-test.
  475:  - added VLTMPDIR environment variable in vl.
  476: 
  477: version 0.4:
  478: 
  479:  - initial support for ring 0 x86 processor emulation
  480:  - fixed signal handling for correct dosemu DPMI emulation
  481:  - fast x86 MMU emulation with mmap()
  482:  - fixed popl (%esp) case
  483:  - Linux kernel can be executed by QEMU with the 'vl' command.
  484: 
  485: version 0.3:
  486: 
  487:  - initial support for ARM emulation
  488:  - added fnsave, frstor, fnstenv, fldenv FPU instructions
  489:  - added FPU register save in signal emulation
  490:  - initial ARM port
  491:  - Sparc and Alpha ports work on the regression test
  492:  - generic ioctl number conversion
  493:  - fixed ioctl type conversion
  494: 
  495: version 0.2:
  496: 
  497:  - PowerPC disassembly and ELF symbols output (Rusty Russell)
  498:  - flock support (Rusty Russell)
  499:  - ugetrlimit support (Rusty Russell)
  500:  - fstat64 fix (Rusty Russell)
  501:  - initial Alpha port (Falk Hueffner)
  502:  - initial IA64 port (Matt Wilson)
  503:  - initial Sparc and Sparc64 port (David S. Miller)
  504:  - added HLT instruction
  505:  - LRET instruction fix.
  506:  - added GPF generation for I/Os.
  507:  - added INT3 and TF flag support.
  508:  - SHL instruction C flag fix.
  509:  - mmap emulation for host page size > 4KB
  510:  - self-modifying code support
  511:  - better VM86 support (dosemu works on non trivial programs)
  512:  - precise exception support (EIP is computed correctly in most cases)
  513:  - more precise LDT/GDT/IDT emulation
  514:  - faster segment load in vm86 mode
  515:  - direct chaining of basic blocks (faster emulation)
  516: 
  517: version 0.1.6:
  518: 
  519:  - automatic library search system. QEMU can now work with unpatched
  520:    ELF dynamic loader and libc (Rusty Russell).
  521:  - ISO C warning fixes (Alistair Strachan)
  522:  - first self-virtualizable version (works only as long as the
  523:    translation cache is not flushed)
  524:  - RH9 fixes
  525: 
  526: version 0.1.5:
  527: 
  528:  - ppc64 support + personality() patch (Rusty Russell)
  529:  - first Alpha CPU patches (Falk Hueffner)
  530:  - removed bfd.h dependancy
  531:  - fixed shrd, shld, idivl and divl on PowerPC.
  532:  - fixed buggy glibc PowerPC rint() function (test-i386 passes now on PowerPC).
  533: 
  534: version 0.1.4:
  535: 
  536:  - more accurate VM86 emulation (can launch small DOS 16 bit
  537:    executables in wine).
  538:  - fixed push/pop fs/gs
  539:  - added iret instruction.
  540:  - added times() syscall and SIOCATMARK ioctl.
  541: 
  542: version 0.1.3:
  543: 
  544:  - S390 support (Ulrich Weigand)
  545:  - glibc 2.3.x compile fix (Ulrich Weigand)
  546:  - socketcall endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
  547:  - struct sockaddr endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
  548:  - sendmsg/recvmsg endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
  549:  - execve endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
  550:  - fdset endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
  551:  - partial setsockopt syscall support (Ulrich Weigand)
  552:  - more accurate pushf/popf emulation
  553:  - first partial vm86() syscall support (can be used with runcom example).
  554:  - added bound, cmpxchg8b, cpuid instructions
  555:  - added 16 bit addressing support/override for string operations
  556:  - poll() fix
  557: 
  558: version 0.1.2:
  559: 
  560:  - compile fixes
  561:  - xlat instruction
  562:  - xchg instruction memory lock
  563:  - added simple vm86 example (not working with QEMU yet). The 54 byte
  564:    DOS executable 'pi_10.com' program was released by Bertram
  565:    Felgenhauer (more information at http://www.boo.net/~jasonp/pipage.html).
  566: 
  567: version 0.1.1:
  568: 
  569:  - glibc 2.2 compilation fixes
  570:  - added -s and -L options
  571:  - binary distribution of x86 glibc and wine
  572:  - big endian fixes in ELF loader and getdents.
  573: 
  574: version 0.1:
  575: 
  576:  - initial public release.

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