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Re: [Qemu-devel] [ANNOUNCE] QEMU 2.8.0 is now available

From: Holger Schranz
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [ANNOUNCE] QEMU 2.8.0 is now available
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2016 06:18:00 +0100
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Hi Michael,

could it be, that the link to qemu-2.8.0.tar.bz2 is linked to the
qemu-2.8.0-rc4.tar.bz2? The link for signature seems it is correct.

Best regards


Am 20.12.2016 um 22:00 schrieb Michael Roth:

On behalf of the QEMU Team, I'd like to announce the availability of
the QEMU 2.8.0 release. This release contains 1900+ commits from 201

You can grab the tarball from our download page here:


The full list of changes are available at:


Highlights include:

  * Support for fault-tolerant guests via COLO (COarse-grained LOck-stepping)
  * Support for fast host/guest socket communication over virtio via AF_VSOCK
  * Support for compressed formats when generating live backups
  * Support for new virtio-crypto device
  * Improved display rendering when using SPICE GUI in OpenGL mode
  * ACPI support for NVDIMM device hotplug

  * ARM: 'virt' machine support for ITS when using ACPI
  * ARM: Aspeed board improvements
  * ARM: STM32F2xx board (Netduino 2) support for ADC and SPI devices
  * MIPS: support for 24KEc CPUs
  * PPC: support for POWER9 CPUs and powernv platform
  * PPC: pseries support for more the 1TiB of guest memory and memory unplug
  * PPC: pseries support PCI host bridge NUMA affinities
  * s390: support for CPU models and virtio-ccw revision 2
  * x86: support for Extended Interrupt Mode in emulated IOMMUs
  * x86: support for up to 288 CPUs on q35 machine type
  * Xen: unplug support for SCSI disks and xenlinux-compatible devices

  * and lots more...

Thank you to everyone involved!

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