Oracle has released a first beta for version 4.0.0 of the open sourceÂ VirtualBox desktop virtualisation application for x86 hardware. According to Oracle’s Frank Mehnert, the preview of the next major update to VirtualBox is considered to be a “bleeding-edge release meant for early evaluation and testing purposes”. \r\n\r\nVirtualBox 4.0.0 Beta 1 features new settings and a disk file layout for VM portability, support for theÂ Open Virtualisation Format Archive (OVA) and a redesigned user interface with guest window preview and a new display mode. Support for asynchronous I/O for iSCSI, VMDK, VHD and Parallels images, as well as resizing VDI and VHD images has also been added. Other changes include support for more than 1.5/2 GB guest RAM on 32-bit hosts, the ability to copy files into a guest file system, support for the Intel ICH9 chip-set and a number of bug fixes.\r\n\r\nAs with all development releases, use in production environments and on mission critical systems is not advised. The developers ask users testing the release not to report issues to theÂ VirtualBox Bugtracker, but instead to provideÂ feedback about any problems they encounter via the VirtualBox forum.\r\n\r\nMore details about the development preview, including a full list of changes and new features, can be found in theÂ official release announcement. VirtualBox 4.0.0 Beta 1 is available toÂ download from the project’s site. The latest stable release of VM VirtualBox is version 3.2.12 from the end of November.\r\n\r\nUpdate: Starting with version 4.0 the license for VirtualBox hasÂ changed. For the first time, both the base Oracle VM VirtualBox product source code and the binary are licensed under the GPLv2, while the Extension Pack mechanism, which allows third-party sources to add their own add-on functionality, is licensed under theÂ PUEL. The change means that distributors shipping the Open Source Edition (OSE) of VirtualBox no longer need to build from the sources themselves.\r\n\r\nSource: HOpen, Oracle
TheÂ FreeNAS developers have announced the availability of the first beta for version 8.0 of FreeNAS, a FreeBSD based network attached storage (NAS) Unix like server operating system. \r\n\r\n\r\nAccording toÂ iXsystems FreeBSD Development Director Warner Losh, “the new FreeNAS makes it easier to upgrade, back up, or restore, with the system taking care of all the details,” adding that, “FreeNAS makes running a NAS box simple and easy”. FreeNAS includes a full Web configuration graphical user interface (GUI) and supports, for example, the FTP, NFS, CIFS (Samba), AFP, rsync and iSCSI protocols and software RAID (0,1,5).\r\n\r\nBased on FreeBSD 8.1, the development release features version 14 of the ZFS (Zettabyet File System) and includes a redesigned graphical user interface (GUI) built using Python and theÂ Django web framework that’s aimed at making the OS easier to use. The developers say that the new system is much more modular than previous versions and, in addition to using Django, they are also using theDojo Toolkit to implementÂ AJAX features.\r\n\r\nOther changes include improved hardware support, faster I/O and better modularity. Additionally, the installer has been rewritten using pc-sysinstall and the ISO now only includes an installer to install FreeNAS onto a dedicated device, such as a USB flash drive, hard drive or memory card â€“ users can no longer run in a LiveCD mode.\r\n\r\nLoshÂ notes that, after the first beta build was released (r5591), a few “serious problems came to life”. As such, they have re-spun the release to address a variety of issues, including gmirror errors, very long write times for disks and a ZFS problem on reboot.\r\n\r\nAs with all development releases, use in production environments and on mission critical systems is not advised. Users testing the release are encouraged to provideÂ feedback and report any bugs that they encounter.\r\n\r\nFurther information about the development preview can be found in theÂ official release announcement and in theÂ release notes. AÂ detailed change log has yet to be posted. FreeBSD 8.0 Beta build r5606 is available toÂ download fromSourceForge.\r\n\r\nFreeNAS was voted as one of the ten best networking tools in InfoWorld’s 2010Best Open Source Software Awards. The latest stable release isÂ version 0.7.2from the 17th of October.
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