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

  • GUI: fixed disappearing settings widgets on KDE hosts (bug #6809)
  • Storage: fixed hang under rare circumstances with flat VMDK images
  • Storage: a saved VM could not be restored under certain circumstances after the host kernel was updated (bug #8983)
  • Storage: refuse to create a medium with an invalid variant (for example Split2G with VDI; bug #7227)
  • Snapshots: none of the hard disk attachments must be attached to another VM in normal mode when creating a snapshot
  • USB: fixed occasional VM hangs with SMP guests (bug #4580)
  • USB: proper device detection on RHEL/OEL/CentOS 5 guests (partial fix for bug #8978)
  • ACPI: force the ACPI timer to return monotonic values for improve behavior with SMP Linux guests (bug #8511 and others)
  • RDP: fixed screen corruption under rare circumstances (bug #8977)
  • rdesktop-vrdp: updated to version 1.7.0
  • OVF: under rare circumstances some data at the end of a VMDK file was not written during export
  • Mac OS X hosts: Lion fixes (bug #8903)
  • Mac OS X hosts: GNOME 3 fix
  • Linux hosts: fixed VT-x detection on Linux 3.0 hosts (bug #9071)
  • Linux hosts: fixed Python 2.7 bindings in the universal Linux binaries
  • Windows hosts: fixed leak of thread and process handles
  • Windows Additions: fixed bug when determining the extended version of the Guest Additions (4.0.8 regression; bug #8948)
  • Solaris Additions: fixed installation to 64-bit Solaris 10u9 guests (4.0.8 regression)
  • Linux Additions: RHEL6.1/OL6.1 compile fix
  • Linux Additions: fixed a memory leak during VBoxManage guestcontrol execute (bug #9068)

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Source: Changelog

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