대표적인 가상화(Virtualization) 솔루션의 하나이면서 오픈 소스 소프트웨어인 VirtualBox(버추얼박스) 3.2.0 베타 1 버전이 4월 28일자로 나왔다. 이번 버전부터는 Mac OS X을 게스트 운영 체제로도 지원("VirtualBox에 Mac OS X 설치하기", 2010. 5. 5.)하기 때문에 과거보다 더 많은 주목을 받고 있다. 이제 5월 7일자로 베타 2 버전이 나왔다.
VirtualBox 3.2.0 Beta 2 다운로드 페이지로 가기
이번 버전에서 개선되거나 추가된 점은 아래와 같다.
- Provide Java bindings
- Windows hosts: fixed failure to load VBoxDDR0.R0 on Windows 7 x64 hosts (Beta 1 regression)
- Mac OS X hosts: fixed VBoxREM load error on 64-bit Snow Leopard hosts (Beta 1 regression)
- GUI: Storage Settings UI: choose empty medium for CD/FD devices by default (improvement)
- GUI: First Run Wizard is now synchronized with New VM Wizard (fix)
- GUI: added a checkbox for absolute pointing device (USB tablet) (improvement)
- GUI: misnamed boot disk setting in New VM Wizard fixed
- GUI: Storage Settings UI will now sort listed attachments by storage slot (3.1.0 regression)
- GUI: HD, CD, FD, Network device LEDs are now synchronized with device presence
- GUI: Mini-ToolBar for Full-screen and Seamless modes should now have correct positioning, mouse-hovering and correctly update own seamless-mask in case of multi-monitor setup
- GUI: New Hard Disk wizard size-editor now will NOT reset own value in case it is invalid allowing user to edit it (value still stricted by reg-exp). New Hard Disk wizard location-editor now will NOT allow to enter empty location.
- Seamless: fixed regression with Linux guests (Beta 1 regression)
- OVF: several fixes (compatibility/bug fix)
- OVF: supports import/export of LsiLogicSAS controller (compatibility fix)
- VRDP: allow to bind to localhost only (Mac OS X hosts)
- Storage: fixed several issues with async I/O
- Main: sometimes a new VM was created with invalid settings (Beta 1 regression)
- Main: enabling a USB keyboard no longer disables the PS/2 keyboard (EFI access in OS X guests) (improvement)
- Linux hosts: support VDE networking mode if the VDE library (libvdeplug.so.2) can be found on the host
- Guest control: faster execution / retrieval of output, extended documentation, fixed some shutdown issues (improvement)
- Linux Additions: The shared folders kernel module is now loaded on demand. Fixes loading of shared folders from /etc/fstab in Ubuntu 10.04 guests.
- Guest Additions: new icons according to new branding
- Guest Additions: VM information properties now are only updated if necessary (performance optimization)
- 3D: Restoring Ubuntu Lucid VM with 3D effects hangs
- Bridged networking: dropped delayed packet processing (Windows hosts only) (performance optimization)
- Bridged networking: fixed regression when attaching to a wireless NIC (Beta 1 regression)
- HostOnly networking: fixed DHCP server launch mechanism (Windows hosts only) (Beta 1 regression)
- NAT: crash in built-in TFTP server (Beta 1 regression)
참고로 이번 3.2 버전부터는 배포 주체가 Sun Microsystems에서 Oracle(오라클)로 변경되어 로고도 변경되었다.
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