QEMU 2.6 Is Coming With Many Improvements
Written by Michael Larabel in Virtualization on 30 March 2016 at 03:19 PM EDT. 6 Comments
QEMU 2.6-rc0 was tagged today as the first milestone leading up to the QEMU 2.6 release in the near future.

QEMU 2.6 is bringing many ARM and MIPS improvements, support for new x86 CPU features, QEMU VFIO now supports AMD XGBE platform passthrough, performance improvements in VirtIO, SDL2 and SPICE now support OpenGL and VirGL, block device improvements, and more.

The current list of notable changes for QEMU 2.6 can be found via this QEMU.org Wiki page.

QEMU 2.6 is planned to be officially released on 26 April while up to that point will be weekly release candidates. With now hitting 2.6-rc0, this version is under a hard feature freeze with the next month being focused on bug fixing.
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