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QEMU Making Progress With Legacy-Free Display Support - Avoids Old VGA Code

As part of QEMU's emulated display support they have long had a lot of old VGA/SVGA support code around. But as that code is overly complex, has been prone to security issues, and less used these days with modern interfaces, the developers behind this important piece of the open-source virtualization stack have been working on eliminating the legacy display support.

26 October 2018 - QEMU Bochs Display Device - 13 Comments
QEMU Merges Initial Support For nanoMIPS

Earlier this year MIPS rolled out the I7200 processor core built on the new "nanoMIPS" architecture. The open-source enablement of this new CPU ISA continues to settle down while the latest accomplishment is support for this new architecture in QEMU.

26 August 2018 - QEMU + nanonMIPS - 4 Comments
QEMU 3.0 Brings Spectre V4 Mitigation, OpenGL ES Support In SDL Front-End

QEMU 3.0 is now officially available. This big version bump isn't due to some compatibility-breaking changes, but rather to simplify their versioning and begin doing major version bumps on an annual basis. As an added bonus, QEMU 3.0 comes at a time of the project marking its 15th year in existence.

15 August 2018 - QEMU 3.0 - 4 Comments
Virt-Viewer 7.0 Released

For those making use of Virt-Viewer, this utility for displaying the graphical console of a virtual machine via SPICE/VNC, its version 7.0 release is now available.

29 July 2018 - virt-viewer 7.0 - Add A Comment
QEMU 3.0 Is Being Prepared For Release In August

The march to QEMU 3.0 is now underway following discussions at the end of last year for jumping to the v3.0 milestone after the long-running v2.x series. The first release candidate is now available and marks a hard feature freeze for the QEMU 3.0 milestone.

10 July 2018 - QEMU 3.0 - 15 Comments
Tracking Mesa's VirGL OpenGL Features

It's now much easier tracking the state of VirGL that allows for OpenGL acceleration within guest virtual machines by passing on the rendering calls to the system's host OpenGL driver via Mesa and the virglrenderer library.

7 June 2018 - VirGL Features.txt - 14 Comments

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