VM VirtualBox 6.0.6 released: open source virtualization software

VM VirtualBox 6.0

VirtualBox is Oracle’s multi-platform open source virtualization software, support GNU / Linux, Windows, macOS and Solaris, and other systems. It supports the creation and management of guest virtual machines running versions and derivations of Windows, Linux, BSD, OS/2, Solaris, Haiku, OSx86 and others, and limited virtualization of macOS guests on Apple hardware.

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VM VirtualBox 6.0.6 released.

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • Virtualization core: nested AMD virtualization fixes
  • User interface: fixed copying directories in file manager
  • User interface: fixed operation progress in file manager when copying content
  • User interface: fixed operation progress when deleting snapshots
  • User interface: fixed unattended installation of recent Ubuntu guests
  • User interface: various additional improvements
  • Storage: fixed loading saved states for LsiLogic devices (6.0.0 regression; bug #18263)
  • Storage: fixed fixed reading certain QCOW2 images and support version 3 of the format readonly
  • Storage: Improved IDE PCI emulation to allow NetWare IDE drivers to use bus-mastering
  • Graphics: Improved VMSVGA support to work with old X servers which previously showed only a badly scrambled screen
  • Graphics: fixed invisible mouse cursor with VMSVGA emulation and without mouse integration (bug #18239)
  • Graphics: make EFI work with VMSVGA emulation (bug #18282)
  • Graphics: remember last guest screen size VMSVGA emulation
  • Graphics: fix RDP to guests using VMSVGA emulation
  • Graphics: various additional VMSVGA emulation fixes
  • Audio: implemented audio device enumeration for the DirectSound backend
  • Network: fixed unwanted padding bytes in Windows host adaptor network packets (bug #18202 and bug #18355)
  • Serial: fixed possible crash on Windows when using a host device (6.0.0 regression; bug #18319)
  • Serial: fixed loopback handling in the emulation causing garbage to be sent during boot with Linux guests (6.0.0 regression; bug #18319)
  • Shared folders: fixed duplicate folders after restoring a saved state (bug #18373 and other)
  • Drag and drop: fixed copying files from guest host (bug #18305)
  • Recording: fixed modifying settings via VBoxManage (bug #18494)
  • VBoxManage: crash fix (bug #18341)
  • Fixed hangs during failed virtual machine start-up
  • Windows host: fix unwanted wake-ups from standby (bug #18549)
  • Windows host: disallow Pause as a host key (bug #18482)
  • Linux host and guest: support Linux 5.0 and 5.1, thank you Valdis Kletnieks (see also bug #18515)
  • Linux host: support kernel 4.4.169 (bug #18315)
  • Linux host: fix logging when building Linux kernel modules (bug #18226)
  • Linux host: clarified building Linux host drivers with secure boot (bug #18312)
  • FreeBSD host: compilation fixes
  • Installers: reduced size of packages
  • Web services: work with Java 11
  • LibreSSL compilation fix, thank you Stefan Strogin
  • Windows guests: fixed running applications which use complex display topologies with WDDM driver, fixed Skype for Business hangs (bug #17092)
  • Windows guests: fixed an occasional guest crash with WDDM driver and VBoxSVGA adapter (bug #18369)
  • Windows guests: shared folder file creation detection issue (bug #9276)
  • Linux guests: shared folder performance and reliability improvements and missing features (bugs #17360#819)
  • OS/2 guests: shared folder fixes (bug #18376 and bug #18379)

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