Qemu 0.10.0 now available

By Doug Schaefer

In a message from Anthony Liguori to the qemu-devel mailing list,
"The QEMU team is pleased to announce the availability of the 0.10.0
release. This release has been a year in the making and is the result
of almost 3,000 changesets from around 80 developers." The release was
quickly put together in the last few days (i.e. in Eclipse terms, there
wasn't much of a ramp down). And the resulting build is actually pretty
hard to find, at least until it gets propagated to all the mirrors, but
it's a milestone anyway.

There's a pretty long list of new
targets and hardware emulation. There's also improvements to the VNC
support. The biggest news is the new code generator for translating op
codes into runnable code. It's called TCG (Tiny Code Generator
according to Wikipedia) and removes the dependency qemu had on gcc 3.x,
which means it gets to take advantage of the huge performance
improvements of gcc 4.x. I think I read somewhere that the Android qemu
was running 1.5 times faster thanks to that. And my copy is humming
using the gcc 4 I'm integrating into the future Wascana 1.0.

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