Bug 1769 - [UPDATE REQUEST] virtualbox 4.2.6 -> 4.2.8
: [UPDATE REQUEST] virtualbox 4.2.6 -> 4.2.8
Product: Desktop Bugs
Classification: ROSA Desktop
Component: Main Packages
: Fresh
: All Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: ROSA Linux Bugs
: ROSA Linux Bugs
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Reported: 2013-03-12 18:04 MSK by Andrey Bondrov
Modified: 2013-03-15 15:07 MSK (History)
2 users (show)

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RPM Package: virtualbox
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vladimir.potapov: qa_verified+
alex.burmashev: published+


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Description Andrey Bondrov 2013-03-12 18:04:24 MSK
New version of VirtualBox 4.2.8 is released.
Comment 1 Andrey Bondrov 2013-03-12 18:09:15 MSK
"New version of VirtualBox 4.2.8 is released. Some changes since 4.2.6:

- VMM: fixed guest crash with huge amount of guest RAM on VT-x hosts (bug #11306)
- GUI: not all the translation tags were taken into account during the language switch (bug #11342)
- Main/Machine: fix generation of spurious event for inaccessible VMs which triggered an endless event generation loop in cooperation with the GUI which became unresponsive (4.2.6 regression, bug #11323)
- Main/Display: fix for an access violation under certain conditions in multi-monitor configurations (bug #10539)
- Main/Metrics: network metrics are now collected for active (up) interfaces only, the state of an interface being evaluated when the associated metric is enabled via setupMetrics
- Snapshots: reduce the time for merging snapshots under certain conditions
- Storage: fixed data corruption after resizing a VDI image under certain circumstances (bug #11344)
- Storage: fixed non working online merging of snapshots (4.2.6 regression, bug #11359)
- Storage: fixed crash when connecting to certain QNAP iSCSI targets
- Storage: fixed incompatibility of VHD differencing images with Hyper-V (bug #5990)
- Bridged Networking: fixed TCP pseudo header checksum computation for IPv6 (bug #9380)
- 3D support: fix Battlefield 1942 game crashes (bug #11369)
- Settings: really sanitize the name of VM folders and settings file, the code was disabled before (bug #10549)
- Settings: allow to change VRDE settings for saved VMs
- VBoxManage: don't crash during screenshotpng if there is no display (bug #11363)
- Linux hosts: work around gcc bug 55940 which might lead to wrong kernel module code if gcc 4.7 is used to compile the 32-bit Linux host kernel (bug #11035)
- Linux hosts: fixed inconsistent lock state and deadlock warnings on module load and VM startup when CONFIG_PROVE_LOCKING is enabled (bug #11318)
- Linux hosts: made "]" key work again on Japanese keyboards
- Guest Additions: don't block signals for processes executed via guest control
- Guest Additions: fixed a small memory leak in VBoxService (bug #10970)
- Linux Additions: Linux 3.8 compile fixes (bug #11036)
- X11 Additions: fixed blocked SIGALRM in 3D desktop sessions (bug #10987)
- X11 Additions: fixed an unresolved reference in vboxvideo_drv for X.org 6.8 guests and before (e.g. RHEL4; 4.2.0 regression)
- X11 Additions: fixed screen automatic resizing for guests with X.org 1.3 or older (4.2.0 regression) "

Comment 2 Vladimir Potapov 2013-03-15 15:05:42 MSK
**************** Advisory ********************
New version of VirtualBox 4.2.8 with some improvements and bug fixes.
QA Verified