Anthony Liguori | 5 Sep 18:41 2012
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[ANNOUNCE] QEMU 1.2.0 release


Hi,

On behalf of the QEMU Team, I'd like to announce the availability of the
QEMU 1.2 release!

http://wiki.qemu.org/download/qemu-1.2.0.tar.bz2

Even though this was the shortest release cycle in QEMU's history, it
contains an impressive 1400 changesets from 180 unique authors.

See the ChangeLog on the wiki for a full changelog:

http://wiki.qemu.org/ChangeLog/1.2

Major features include:
 - The ability to pass fds for block devices enabling sVirt on NFS
 - arm: LPAE support for the Cortex-A15 CPU
 - arm: a new machine type: i.MX32
 - A new dump-guest-memory command to produce ELF dumps of guests
 - pseries: support for PCI and IOMMU emulation
 - ppc: better support for device trees including a dumpdtb option
 - ppc: emulation of e5500 cores
 - prep: parallel port emulation
 - xen: support for PCI passthrough
 - kvm: MSI support for in-kernel APIC
 - vga: std-vga and QXL now support 16MB of VRAM
 - scsi: emulation of am53c974, dc390, and megasas controllers
 - usb: emulation of scsi controller
 - block: guest control of write-cache setting
 - block: default cache mode is now writeback
 - block: improved support for passthrough of SCSI tapes changers
 - achi: emulation of CD-ROM devices
 - block-stream: better support for sparse raw files
 - qcow2: lazy refcount mode for improved writethrough performance
 - qemu-img: check command can now repair qcow2/qed images
 - migration: support for large memory guests
 - migration: support for XBZRLE compression
 - vnc: threaded server enabled by default
 - qemu-ga: support for fstrim
 - openrisc emulation support
 - and much, much more...

Deprecation announcements:
 - The 'cpudef' config file section will be removed in 1.3
 - The -help output from QEMU will change in 1.3

I'd like to thank everyone who contributed to this release by submitting
patches, testing out -rcs, or reporting bugs during the release process!

Regards,

Anthony Liguori


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