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[Qemu-devel] [ANNOUNCE] QEMU 2.5.0 is now available

From: Michael Roth
Subject: [Qemu-devel] [ANNOUNCE] QEMU 2.5.0 is now available
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2015 18:15:33 -0600
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On behalf of the QEMU Team, I'd like to announce the availability of
the QEMU 2.5.0 release. This release contains 2000+ commits from 185

You can grab the tarball from our download page here:


As with the 2.4.0 release, the QEMU team has put together a video
featuring interviews with a number of QEMU maintainers to highlight
and describe some of the new features/changes in this release. You
can view the video here (our thanks to Amit for organizing this


The full list of changes are available at:


Highlights include:

  * Post-copy-based live migration support
  * Full introspection support for QEMU Management Protocol
  * PCIe multi-function hotplug support
  * Performance improvement for virtio-pci using virtio-1 mode
  * virtio-gpu now supports 3D mode
  * vhost-user now supports multi-queue

  * ARM: support for i.MX31 SoC (via 'kzm' machine type)
  * ARM: SMBIOS support for 'virt' machine type
  * ARM: support for semihosting on AArch64
  * PowerPC: improved ability to boot MacOS 9
  * PowerPC: pseries support for memory hotplug
  * PowerPC: pseries support for virtio-vga
  * PowerPC: pseries support for paravirt RNG
  * s390: Support for virtio-1 in virtio-ccw devices
  * Tile-Gx: initial support for Tile-Gx ISA
  * x86: emulated IOMMU/VT-d supports devices behind a bridge
  * x86: Xen support for integrated Intel GPU passthrough
  * x86: support for new clflushopt/clwb/pcommit memory instructions

  * and lots more...

Thank you to everyone involved!

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