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QEMU 2.1 To Bring More Complete 64-bit ARM Support

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Published on 29 May 2014 05:52 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Virtualization
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QEMU 2.1 should be released two months from today and with it will come ARM architecture improvements and other enhancements.

QEMU 2.1 just passed the mid-point in its development cycle with the release being planned for a 29 July debut. The soft-feature freeze is expected to happen in mid-June, the hard feature freeze at the start of July, and then three release candidates before the official release. The QEMU 2.1 schedule is available via the QEMU Wiki.

Among the features to be found in QEMU 2.1 include improved Allwinner SoC emulation, more complete AArch64 handling, USB support for file-sharing via MTP emulation, mouse wheel support for the SDL 2.0 interface, and many other changes. QEMU's Tiny Code Generator (TCG) also has improvements to AArch64, Alpha, IA64, and SPARC back-ends. More information on the tentative QEMU 2.1 changes are also available via the project site.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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