Software Update: VirtualBox 3.2.2

Oracle has released version 3.2.2 of VirtualBox, the first update for the version 3.2.0 released in mid-May. This program can be used to install other operating systems on a computer in a virtual environment. That way, different OSes can be used on the same hardware. VirtualBox is available for Windows 2000 and above, Mac OS X, Linux, and Solaris, and can handle a variety of guest operating systems.

VirtualBox is available in two versions. The full version has additional functionality, such as support for USB ports and the remote display protocol, but is only free for private use and evaluation purposes. The extra functionality is closed source and is therefore not present in the open source version. New in version 3.2.0 include the ability to run Mac OS X as a guest OS and dynamically adjust memory size. In version 3.2.2, the following changes and improvements have also been made:

The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • VMM: fixed rare invalid guest state guru meditation (VT-x only)
  • VMM: fixed poor performance with nested paging and unrestricted guest execution (VT-x only; bug #6716)
  • VMM: fixed occasional guru meditation during Windows 7 bootup (bug #6728)
  • GUI: keep the status for remote control in sync with the actual state
  • GUI: don’t exit after a successful refresh of an invalid VM configuration
  • GUI: fixed keyboard capturing bug under metacity (bug #6727)
  • GUI: fixed crash during VM termination if a modal dialog is open
  • GUI: default controllers names of New VM Wizard are synchronized with VM settings
  • GUI: fixed superfluous resize-event on powering-on VM for X11
  • GUI: fixed regression – missed USB item’s tool-tip of USB devices menu
  • GUI: Activate VM window on mouse-hovering for multi-monitor VMs
  • VBoxSDL/Linux hosts: automated keyboard type detection (bug #5764)
  • SATA: fixed crash during VM suspend under rare circumstances
  • SATA: fixed crash during VM reset after a snapshot was taken
  • Storage: fixed sporadic hang of SMP guests using SATA or LSI Logic SCSI and asynchronous I/O
  • Virtio-net: fix for guests with more than about 4GB RAM (bug #6784)
  • Page Fusion: fixed VBoxService crash with enabled Page Fusion on Win64 guests
  • Page Fusion: added kernel module sharing
  • HGCM: fixed memory leak which showed up if the Guest Additions were accessing a non-existing HGCM service
  • Teleportation: several fixes
  • Floppy: don’t disable the host I/O cache by default
  • USB: fixed 3.1 regression with certain devices (eg iPhone); Windows host only
  • Serial: updated the guest device emulation to 16550A and reduced the probability for loosing bytes during transmission (bug #1548)
  • NAT: re-fetch the name server parameters from the host on guest DHCP requests to handle host network switches more gracefully (bug #3847)
  • NAT: fixed parsing of IPv4 addresses in CIDR notation (bug #6797)
  • NAT: limit the number of name servers passed to the guest to four (non-Windows hosts only; bug #4098)
  • NAT: fixed DNS transaction id mismatch (bug #6833)
  • VDE: fixed changing the attachment during runtime
  • Bridged Networking: fixed memory leak in the Bridged Networking driver for Windows hosts (bug #6824)
  • Windows Additions: fix for NT4 guests (bug #6748)
  • Windows Additions: reintroduced system preparation feature
  • Linux guests: enable PAE for RedHat guests by default
  • Linux guests: fix support for disabling mouse integration (bug #6714)
  • Webservice: fixed a rare crash when calling IGuest methods from the webservice.
  • OVF: fixed wrong hard disk UUIDs on export (bug #6802)
  • OVF: fixed 3.2.0 regression importing legacy OVF 0.9 files
  • 3D support: fixed OpenGL support for 64bit apps on windows guests
  • 3D support: fixed various host crashes (#2954, #5713, #6443)

Version number 3.2.2
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Linux, Windows XP, macOS, Solaris, Windows Server 2003, Linux AMD64, Linux IA-64, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
Website Oracle
Download http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
file size 75.10MB
License type GPL
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