This week there was the release of QEMU 0.12.2 (and the subsequent release of KVM-QEMU 0.12.2) with support for block migration
, but this point release was mostly made up of small fixes and tweaks. IBM's Anthony Liguori though has begun making plans for the next major release of this open-source processor emulator. QEMU 0.13 will be the next big release and Anthony is hoping it will be completed by June and boast a large number of new features.
The features that are planned for this next release include gPXE support for virtio-blk, helper-based network setup, balloon driver statistics, fully supported QMP, live migration protocol support for sub-vendor versions, virtio-console, vhost-net, eepro100 fixes, TCG interpreter, an installer for Windows, PCI compliance, VEPA networking, and various other virtualization / emulator advancements.
The development discussion surrounding QEMU 0.13 and its features can be found on the qemu-devel list
. QEMU 0.13 will have about a six-month development cycle with hopes of shipping the final release on the 1st of June.