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version 0.4.2:

 - many exception handling fixes (can compile a Linux kernel inside vl)
 - IDE emulation support
 - initial GDB stub support
 - deferred update support for disk images (Rusty Russell)
 - accept user mode Linux Copy On Write disk images
 - SMP kernels can at least be booted

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version 0.4.1:
  
 - more accurate timer support in vl.
 - more reliable NE2000 probe in vl.
 - added 2.5.66 kernel in vl-test.
 - added VLTMPDIR environment variable in vl.

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version 0.4:

 - initial support for ring 0 x86 processor emulation
 - fixed signal handling for correct dosemu DPMI emulation
 - fast x86 MMU emulation with mmap()
 - 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
 - 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
 - generic ioctl number conversion
 - fixed ioctl type conversion
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version 0.2:

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 - PowerPC disassembly and ELF symbols output (Rusty Russell)
 - flock support (Rusty Russell)
 - ugetrlimit support (Rusty Russell)
 - fstat64 fix (Rusty Russell)
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 - initial Alpha port (Falk Hueffner)
 - initial IA64 port (Matt Wilson)
 - initial Sparc and Sparc64 port (David S. Miller)
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 - added HLT instruction
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 - LRET instruction fix.
 - added GPF generation for I/Os.
 - added INT3 and TF flag support.
 - SHL instruction C flag fix.
 - mmap emulation for host page size > 4KB
 - self-modifying code support
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 - better VM86 support (dosemu works on non trivial programs)
 - precise exception support (EIP is computed correctly in most cases)
 - more precise LDT/GDT/IDT emulation
 - faster segment load in vm86 mode
 - 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
   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
   translation cache is not flushed)
 - RH9 fixes
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version 0.1.5:

 - ppc64 support + personality() patch (Rusty Russell)
 - first Alpha CPU patches (Falk Hueffner)
 - removed bfd.h dependancy
 - fixed shrd, shld, idivl and divl on PowerPC.
 - fixed buggy glibc PowerPC rint() function (test-i386 passes now on PowerPC).

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version 0.1.4:

 - more accurate VM86 emulation (can launch small DOS 16 bit
   executables in wine).
 - fixed push/pop fs/gs
 - added iret instruction.
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 - added times() syscall and SIOCATMARK ioctl.
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version 0.1.3:

 - S390 support (Ulrich Weigand)
 - glibc 2.3.x compile fix (Ulrich Weigand)
 - socketcall endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
 - struct sockaddr endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
 - sendmsg/recvmsg endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
 - execve endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
 - fdset endian fix (Ulrich Weigand)
 - partial setsockopt syscall support (Ulrich Weigand)
 - more accurate pushf/popf emulation
 - first partial vm86() syscall support (can be used with runcom example).
 - added bound, cmpxchg8b, cpuid instructions
 - added 16 bit addressing support/override for string operations
 - poll() fix
 
version 0.1.2:

 - compile fixes
 - xlat instruction
 - xchg instruction memory lock
 - added simple vm86 example (not working with QEMU yet). The 54 byte
   DOS executable 'pi_10.com' program was released by Bertram
   Felgenhauer (more information at http://www.boo.net/~jasonp/pipage.html).

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version 0.1.1:

 - glibc 2.2 compilation fixes
 - added -s and -L options
 - 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:

 - initial public release.