QEMU 2.2 Moves Closer To Release With Many New Features
Written by Michael Larabel in Virtualization on 5 November 2014 at 10:30 AM EST. 5 Comments
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QEMU 2.2 is under development to further advance Linux virtualization/emulation capabilities. QEMU 2.2-rc0 is now available as the first test release.

QEMU v2.2.0-rc0 was tagged this morning as the first milestone to the upcoming QEMU 2.2 stable release. Among the changes for QEMU 2.2 are improved ARM/MIPS/PowerPC/pSeries/Freescale/S390/SPARC support improvements, a TriCore target added, support for AVX512 emulation on x86 systems, IOMMU/VT-d emulation for the Q35 machine type, support for booting a bzImage or multi-boot kernel under Xen, SCSI improvements, support for USB 2.0 high-speed mice and keyboards, hot-plugging support for XHCI/EHCI/UHCI controllers, Samba 4.1 network support, and many other changes.

All of the QEMU 2.2 changes can be found via the QEMU.org Wiki. Expect the official QEMU 2.2.0 stable release in the weeks ahead.
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