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[Qemu-devel] [ANNOUNCE] QEMU 2.2.0 is now available

From: Michael Roth
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [ANNOUNCE] QEMU 2.2.0 is now available
Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:31:52 -0600
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On behalf of the QEMU Team, I'd like to announce the availability of
the QEMU 2.2.0 release. This release contains 1700+ commits from 171


The full list of changes are available at:


Highlights include:

 * Dedicated dataplane thread for virtio-blk now supports disk resizing,
   hot-unplug, QEMU's built-in NBD support, and disk management features
   like live backup, mirroring, copy/streaming, and snapshot merging.
 * Experimental dedicated dataplane thread support for virtio-scsi disk
 * Support for hotplugging USB controllers
 * Improved live-migration for guests using KVM paravirt clocksource
 * Support for direct booting of guest kernel images using Xen
 * Support for IOMMU (VT-d) emulation on Q35 x86 guests
 * TCG emulation support for breakpoints/watchpoints on ARM guests
 * TCG emulation support for PSCI firmware interface, allowing clean
   shutdown of fully emulated ARM guests
 * Emulation support for MIPS64 Release 6 architecture
 * Emulation support for MIPS SIMD architecture
 * Emulation support for Mac OS X 10.2, 10.3, and 10.4 guests
 * Emulation support for TriCore architecture
 * TCG emulation optimizations for PowerPC guests
 * Improved guest kernel debugger support for pSeries guests
 * And lots more...

Thank you to everyone involved!


Michael Roth

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