Virtual Box 4.0.8

Virtual Box was updated recently and now sits at version 4.0.8. It was released on the 16th of May 2011. You can download the parts (I had to split it up) from the Box File Widget or from their homepage. Here are some of the changes that were made.

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

  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed incompatibility with recent Mac OS X versions in 64-bit mode (bug #8474)
  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed incompatibility with hosts with more than 16 cores (bug #8389)
  • Mac OS X hosts: fixed painting corruptions on a second monitor in 64-bit mode (bug … (closed)” href=”http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/7606″>#7606)
  • GUI: restored functionality to set an empty host key to disallow any host key combination (4.0.6 regression; bug Fixed in SVN (closed)” href=”http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/8793″>#8793)
  • VBoxManage: added controlvm screenshotpng subcommand for saving the screenshot of a running VM in PNG format
  • VBoxHeadless: fixed potential crash during shutdown (Windows hosts only)
  • NAT: built-in services use the correct Ethernet addresses in Ethernet header and in ARP requests
  • Host-only networking: fixed adapter reference counting
  • E1000: fixed rare guest crashes with Linux SMP guests (bug Fixed in SVN (closed)” href=”http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/8755″>#8755)
  • SATA: fixed guest disk corruption under rare circumstances (only relevant for guests with more than 2GB RAM; bug Fixed in SVN (closed)” href=”http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/8826″>#8826)
  • Storage: fixed data corruption after a snapshot was taken with asynchronous I/O enabled (bug #8498)
  • Floppy: several improvement
  • HPET: another fix for time jumps (bug Fixed … (closed)” href=”http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/8707″>#8707)
  • USB: removed assumption that string descriptors are null-terminated (Windows hosts only)
  • 3D support: fixed a potential crash when resizing the guest window
  • 3D support: fixed GNOME 3 rendering under Ubuntu 11.04 and Fedora 15
  • Snapshots: fixed another bug which could lose entries in the media registry when restoring a snapshot (bug #8363)
  • Shared Folders: don’t stop mounting the other valid folders if one host folder is inaccessible (4.0.6 regression)
  • Linux Additions: check whether gcc and make are installed before building kernel modules (bug #8795)
  • Solaris Additions: added support for X.Org Server 1.10
  • Guest Additions: fixed inappropriate Guest Additions update notification when using vendor-specific version suffixes (bug #8844)

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I am an Old School gamer with roots in emulation and gaming. I love video games, but mostly I love the old ones from our past. Emulation is a way to experience all these old games on your personal computer.

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