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  - TFTP booting from host directory (Anthony Liguori, Erwan Velu)
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  - Tap device emulation for Solaris (Sittichai Palanisong)
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  - Monitor multiplexing to several I/O channels (Jason Wessel)
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  - ds1225y nvram support (Herve Poussineau)
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  - CPU model selection support (J. Mayer, Paul Brook, Herve Poussineau)
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  - Several Sparc fixes (Aurelien Jarno, Blue Swirl, Robert Reif)
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  - MIPS 64-bit FPU support (Thiemo Seufer)
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  - Xscale PDA emulation (Andrzei Zaborowski)
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  - ColdFire system emulation (Paul Brook)
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  - Improved SH4 support (Magnus Damm)
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  - MIPS64 support (Aurelien Jarno, Thiemo Seufer)
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  - Preliminary Alpha guest support (J. Mayer)
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  - Read-only support for Parallels disk images (Alex Beregszaszi)
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  - SVM (x86 virtualization) support (Alexander Graf)
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  - CRIS emulation (Edgar E. Iglesias)
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  - SPARC32PLUS execution support (Blue Swirl)
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  - MIPS mipssim pequdo machine (Thiemo Seufer)
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  - Strace for Linux userland emulation (Stuart Anderson, Thayne Harbaugh)
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version 0.9.0:
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  - Support for relative paths in backing files for disk images
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  - Async file I/O API
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  - New qcow2 disk image format
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  - Support of multiple VM snapshots
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  - Linux: specific host CDROM and floppy support
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  - SMM support
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  - Moved PCI init, MP table init and ACPI table init to Bochs BIOS
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  - Support for MIPS32 Release 2 instruction set (Thiemo Seufer)
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  - MIPS Malta system emulation (Aurelien Jarno, Stefan Weil)
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  - Darwin userspace emulation (Pierre d'Herbemont)
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  - m68k user support (Paul Brook)
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  - several x86 and x86_64 emulation fixes
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  - Mouse relative offset VNC extension (Anthony Liguori)
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  - PXE boot support (Anthony Liguori)
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  - '-daemonize' option (Anthony Liguori)
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version 0.8.2:
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  - ACPI support
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  - PC VGA BIOS fixes
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  - switch to OpenBios for SPARC targets (Blue Swirl)
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  - VNC server fixes
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  - MIPS FPU support (Marius Groeger)
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  - Solaris/SPARC host support (Juergen Keil)
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  - PPC breakpoints and single stepping (Jason Wessel)
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  - USB updates (Paul Brook)
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  - UDP/TCP/telnet character devices (Jason Wessel)
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  - Windows sparse file support (Frediano Ziglio)
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  - RTL8139 NIC TCP segmentation offloading (Igor Kovalenko)
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  - PCNET NIC support (Antony T Curtis)
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  - Support for variable frequency host CPUs
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  - Workaround for win32 SMP hosts
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  - Support for AMD Flash memories (Jocelyn Mayer)
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  - Audio capture to WAV files support (malc)
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version 0.8.1:
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  - USB tablet support (Brad Campbell, Anthony Liguori)
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  - win32 host serial support (Kazu)
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  - PC speaker support (Joachim Henke)
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  - IDE LBA48 support (Jens Axboe)
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  - SSE3 support
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  - Solaris port (Juergen Keil)
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  - Preliminary SH4 target (Samuel Tardieu)
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  - VNC server (Anthony Liguori)
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  - slirp fixes (Ed Swierk et al.)
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  - USB fixes
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  - ARM Versatile Platform Baseboard emulation (Paul Brook)
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version 0.8.0:
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  - ARM system emulation: Arm Integrator/CP board with an arm1026ej-s
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    cpu (Paul Brook)
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  - SMP support
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  - Mac OS X cocoa improvements (Mike Kronenberg)
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  - Mac OS X CoreAudio driver (Mike Kronenberg)
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  - DirectSound driver (malc)
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  - ALSA audio driver (malc)
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  - new audio options: '-soundhw' and '-audio-help' (malc)
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  - ES1370 PCI audio device (malc)
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  - Initial USB support
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  - Linux host serial port access
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  - Linux host low level parallel port access
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  - New network emulation code supporting VLANs.
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  - MIPS and MIPSel User Linux emulation
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  - MIPS fixes to boot Linux (Daniel Jacobowitz)
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  - NX bit support
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  - Initial SPARC SMP support (Blue Swirl)
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  - Major overhaul of the virtual FAT driver for read/write support
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    (Johannes Schindelin)
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version 0.7.2:
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  - x86_64 fixes (Win2000 and Linux 2.6 boot in 32 bit)
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  - merge self modifying code handling in dirty ram page mecanism.
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  - MIPS fixes (Ralf Baechle)
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  - better user net performances
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version 0.7.1:
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  - read-only Virtual FAT support (Johannes Schindelin)
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  - Windows 2000 install disk full hack (original idea from Vladimir
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    N. Oleynik)
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  - VMDK disk image creation (Filip Navara)
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  - SPARC64 progress (Blue Swirl)
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  - initial MIPS support (Jocelyn mayer)
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  - MIPS improvements (Ralf Baechle)
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  - 64 bit fixes in user networking (initial patch by Gwenole Beauchesne)
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  - IOAPIC support (Filip Navara)
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version 0.7.0:
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  - better BIOS translation and HDD geometry auto-detection
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  - user mode networking bug fix
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  - undocumented FPU ops support
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  - Cirrus VGA: support for 1280x1024x[8,15,16] modes
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  - 'pidfile' option
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  - .dmg disk image format support (Johannes Schindelin)
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  - keymaps support (initial patch by Johannes Schindelin)
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  - big endian ARM support (Lennert Buytenhek)
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  - added generic 64 bit target support
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  - x86_64 target support
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  - initial APIC support
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  - MMX/SSE/SSE2/PNI support
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  - PC parallel port support (Mark Jonckheere)
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  - initial SPARC64 support (Blue Swirl)
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  - SPARC target boots Linux (Blue Swirl)
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  - armv5te user mode support (Paul Brook)
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  - ARM VFP support (Paul Brook)
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  - ARM "Angel" semihosting syscalls (Paul Brook)
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  - user mode gdb stub support (Paul Brook)
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  - Samba 3 support
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  - initial Cocoa support (Pierre d'Herbemont)
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  - generic FPU emulation code
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  - Virtual PC read-only disk image support (Alex Beregszaszi)
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version 0.6.1:
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  - Mac OS X port (Pierre d'Herbemont)
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  - Virtual console support
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  - Better monitor line edition
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  - New block device layer
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  - New 'qcow' growable disk image support with AES encryption and
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    transparent decompression
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  - VMware 3 and 4 read-only disk image support (untested)
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  - Support for up to 4 serial ports
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  - TFTP server support (Magnus Damm)
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  - Port redirection support in user mode networking
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  - Support for not executable data sections
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  - Compressed loop disk image support (Johannes Schindelin)
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  - Level triggered IRQ fix (aka NE2000 PCI performance fix) (Steve
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    Wormley)
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  - Fixed Fedora Core 2 problems (now you can run qemu without any
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    LD_ASSUME_KERNEL tricks on FC2)
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  - DHCP fix for Windows (accept DHCPREQUEST alone)
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  - SPARC system emulation (Blue Swirl)
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  - Automatic Samba configuration for host file access from Windows.
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  - '-loadvm' and '-full-screen' options
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  - ne2000 savevm support (Johannes Schindelin)
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  - Ctrl-Alt is now the default grab key. Ctrl-Alt-[0-9] switches to
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    the virtual consoles.
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  - BIOS floppy fix for NT4 (Mike Nordell, Derek Fawcus, Volker Ruppert)
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  - Floppy fixes for NT4 and NT5 (Mike Nordell)
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  - NT4 IDE fixes (Ben Pfaf, Mike Nordell)
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  - SDL Audio support and SB16 fixes (malc)
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  - ENTER instruction bug fix (initial patch by Stefan Kisdaroczi)
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  - VGA font change fix
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  - VGA read-only CRTC register fix
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version 0.6.0:
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  - minimalist FPU exception support (NetBSD FPU probe fix)
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  - cr0.ET fix (Win95 boot)
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  - *BSD port (Markus Niemisto)
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  - I/O access fix (signaled by Mark Jonckheere)
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  - IDE drives serial number fix (Mike Nordell)
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  - int13 CDROM BIOS fix (aka Solaris x86 install CD fix)
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  - int15, ah=86 BIOS fix (aka Solaris x86 hardware probe hang up fix)
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  - BSR/BSF "undefined behaviour" fix
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  - vmdk2raw: convert VMware disk images to raw images
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  - PCI support
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  - NE2K PCI support
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  - dummy VGA PCI support
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  - VGA font selection fix (Daniel Serpell)
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  - PIC reset fix (Hidemi KAWAI)
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  - PIC spurious irq support (aka Solaris install bug)
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  - added '-localtime' option
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  - Cirrus CL-GD54xx VGA support (initial patch by Makoto Suzuki (suzu))
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  - APM and system shutdown support
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  - Fixed system reset
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  - Support for other PC BIOSes
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  - Initial PowerMac hardware emulation
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  - PowerMac/PREP OpenFirmware compatible BIOS (Jocelyn Mayer)
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  - initial IDE BMDMA support (needed for Darwin x86)
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  - Set the default memory size for PC emulation to 128 MB
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version 0.5.5:
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  - SDL full screen support (initial patch by malc)
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  - VGA support on PowerPC PREP
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  - VBE fixes (Matthew Mastracci)
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  - PIT fixes (aka Win98 hardware probe and "VGA slowness" bug)
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  - IDE master only fixes (aka Win98 CD-ROM probe bug)
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  - ARM load/store half word fix (Ulrich Hecht)
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  - FDC fixes for Win98
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version 0.5.4:
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  - qemu-fast fixes
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  - BIOS area protection fix (aka EMM386.EXE fix) (Mike Nordell)
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  - keyboard/mouse fix (Mike Nordell)
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  - IDE fixes (Linux did not recognized slave drivers)
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  - VM86 EIP masking fix (aka NT5 install fix) (Mike Nordell)
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  - QEMU can now boot a PowerPC Linux kernel (Jocelyn Mayer)
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  - User mode network stack
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  - imul imm8 fix + 0x82 opcode support (Hidemi KAWAI)
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  - precise self modifying code (aka BeOS install bug)
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version 0.5.3:
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  - added Bochs VESA VBE support
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  - VGA memory map mode 3 access fix (OS/2 install fix)
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  - IDE fixes (Jens Axboe)
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  - CPU interrupt fixes
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  - fixed various TLB invalidation cases (NT install)
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  - fixed cr0.WP semantics (XP install)
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  - direct chaining support for SPARC and PowerPC (faster)
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  - ARM NWFPE support (initial patch by Ulrich Hecht)
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  - added specific x86 to x86 translator (close to native performance
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    in qemu-i386 and qemu-fast)
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  - shm syscalls support (Paul McKerras)
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  - added accurate CR0.MP/ME/TS emulation
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  - fixed DMA memory write access (Win95 boot floppy fix)
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  - graphical x86 linux loader
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  - command line monitor
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  - generic removable device support
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  - support of CD-ROM change
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  - multiple network interface support
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  - initial x86-64 host support (Gwenole Beauchesne)
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  - lret to outer priviledge fix (OS/2 install fix)
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  - task switch fixes (SkyOS boot)
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  - VM save/restore commands
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  - new timer API
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  - more precise RTC emulation (periodic timers + time updates)
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  - Win32 port (initial patch by Kazu)
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version 0.5.2:
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  - improved soft MMU speed (assembly functions and specializing)
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  - improved multitasking speed by avoiding flushing TBs when
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    switching tasks
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  - improved qemu-fast speed
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  - improved self modifying code handling (big performance gain in
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    softmmu mode).
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  - fixed IO checking
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  - fixed CD-ROM detection (win98 install CD)
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  - fixed addseg real mode bug (GRUB boot fix)
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  - added ROM memory support (win98 boot)
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  - fixed 'call Ev' in case of paging exception
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  - updated the script 'qemu-binfmt-conf.sh' to use QEMU automagically
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    when launching executables for the supported target CPUs.
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  - PowerPC system emulation update (Jocelyn Mayer)
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  - PC floppy emulation and DMA fixes (Jocelyn Mayer)
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  - polled mode for PIC (Jocelyn Mayer)
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  - fixed PTE dirty bit handling
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  - fixed xadd same reg bug
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  - fixed cmpxchg exception safeness
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  - access to virtual memory in gdb stub
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  - task gate and NT flag fixes
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  - eflags optimisation fix for string operations
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version 0.5.1:
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  - float access fixes when using soft mmu
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  - PC emulation support on PowerPC
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  - A20 support
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  - IDE CD-ROM emulation
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  - ARM fixes (Ulrich Hecht)
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  - SB16 emulation (malc)
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  - IRET and INT fixes in VM86 mode with IOPL=3
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  - Port I/Os use TSS io map
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  - Full task switching/task gate support
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  - added verr, verw, arpl, fcmovxx
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  - PowerPC target support (Jocelyn Mayer)
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  - Major SPARC target fixes (dynamically linked programs begin to work)
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version 0.5.0:
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  - full hardware level VGA emulation
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  - graphical display with SDL
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  - added PS/2 mouse and keyboard emulation
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  - popw (%esp) fix
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  - mov to/from segment data width fix
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  - added real mode support
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  - added Bochs BIOS and LGPL'ed VGA BIOS loader in qemu
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  - m68k host port (Richard Zidlicky)
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  - partial soft MMU support for memory mapped I/Os
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  - multi-target build
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  - fixed: no error code in hardware interrupts
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  - fixed: pop ss, mov ss, x and sti disable hardware irqs for the next insn
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  - correct single stepping thru string operations
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  - preliminary SPARC target support (Thomas M. Ogrisegg)
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  - tun-fd option (Rusty Russell)
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  - automatic IDE geometry detection
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  - renamed 'vl' to qemu[-fast] and user qemu to qemu-{cpu}.
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  - added man page
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  - added full soft mmu mode to launch unpatched OSes.
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version 0.4.3:
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  - x86 exception fix in case of nop instruction.
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  - gcc 3.2.2 bug workaround (RedHat 9 fix)
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  - sparc and Alpha host fixes
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  - many ARM target fixes: 'ls' and 'bash' can be launched.
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version 0.4.2:
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 - many exception handling fixes (can compile a Linux kernel inside vl)
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 - IDE emulation support
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 - initial GDB stub support
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 - deferred update support for disk images (Rusty Russell)
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 - accept User Mode Linux Copy On Write disk images
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 - SMP kernels can at least be booted
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version 0.4.1:
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 - more accurate timer support in vl.
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 - more reliable NE2000 probe in vl.
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 - added 2.5.66 kernel in vl-test.
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 - added VLTMPDIR environment variable in vl.
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version 0.4:
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 - initial support for ring 0 x86 processor emulation
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 - fixed signal handling for correct dosemu DPMI emulation
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 - fast x86 MMU emulation with mmap()
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 - fixed popl (%esp) case
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 - Linux kernel can be executed by QEMU with the 'vl' command.
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version 0.3:
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 - initial support for ARM emulation
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 - added fnsave, frstor, fnstenv, fldenv FPU instructions
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 - added FPU register save in signal emulation
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 - initial ARM port
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 - Sparc and Alpha ports work on the regression test
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 - generic ioctl number conversion
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 - fixed ioctl type conversion
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version 0.2:
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 - PowerPC disassembly and ELF symbols output (Rusty Russell)
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 - flock support (Rusty Russell)
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 - ugetrlimit support (Rusty Russell)
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 - fstat64 fix (Rusty Russell)
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 - initial Alpha port (Falk Hueffner)
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 - initial IA64 port (Matt Wilson)
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 - initial Sparc and Sparc64 port (David S. Miller)
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 - added HLT instruction
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 - LRET instruction fix.
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 - added GPF generation for I/Os.
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 - added INT3 and TF flag support.
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 - SHL instruction C flag fix.
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 - mmap emulation for host page size > 4KB
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 - self-modifying code support
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 - better VM86 support (dosemu works on non trivial programs)
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 - precise exception support (EIP is computed correctly in most cases)
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 - more precise LDT/GDT/IDT emulation
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 - faster segment load in vm86 mode
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 - direct chaining of basic blocks (faster emulation)
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version 0.1.6:
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 - automatic library search system. QEMU can now work with unpatched
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   ELF dynamic loader and libc (Rusty Russell).
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 - ISO C warning fixes (Alistair Strachan)
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 - first self-virtualizable version (works only as long as the
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   translation cache is not flushed)
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 - RH9 fixes
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version 0.1.5:
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 - ppc64 support + personality() patch (Rusty Russell)
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 - first Alpha CPU patches (Falk Hueffner)
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 - removed bfd.h dependancy
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 - fixed shrd, shld, idivl and divl on PowerPC.
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 - fixed buggy glibc PowerPC rint() function (test-i386 passes now on PowerPC).
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version 0.1.4:
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 - more accurate VM86 emulation (can launch small DOS 16 bit
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 - fixed push/pop fs/gs
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 - added iret instruction.
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 - added times() syscall and SIOCATMARK ioctl.
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version 0.1.3:
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 - S390 support (Ulrich Weigand)
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 - glibc 2.3.x compile fix (Ulrich Weigand)
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 - socketcall endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
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 - struct sockaddr endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
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 - sendmsg/recvmsg endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
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 - execve endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
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 - fdset endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
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 - partial setsockopt syscall support (Ulrich Weigand)
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 - more accurate pushf/popf emulation
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 - first partial vm86() syscall support (can be used with runcom example).
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 - added bound, cmpxchg8b, cpuid instructions
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 - added 16 bit addressing support/override for string operations
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 - poll() fix
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version 0.1.2:
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 - compile fixes
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 - xlat instruction
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 - xchg instruction memory lock
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 - added simple vm86 example (not working with QEMU yet). The 54 byte
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   DOS executable 'pi_10.com' program was released by Bertram
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version 0.1.1:
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 - glibc 2.2 compilation fixes
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 - added -s and -L options
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 - binary distribution of x86 glibc and wine
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 - big endian fixes in ELF loader and getdents.
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version 0.1:
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 - initial public release.