Commit aeee42f4 authored by Thomas Huth's avatar Thomas Huth
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Add a blog post about the release of version 3.1.0

Based on the contents of Michael Roth's announce e-mail for 3.1.0.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Huth's avatarThomas Huth <>
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title: "QEMU version 3.1.0 released"
date: 2018-12-12 07:50:00 +0100
categories: [releases, 'qemu 3.1']
We would like to announce the availability of the QEMU 3.1.0 release.
This release contains 1900+ commits from 189 authors.
You can grab the tarball from our
[download page](
The full list of changes are available
[in the Wiki](
Highlights include:
* ARM: emulation support for microbit and Xilinx Versal machine models
* ARM: support for ARMv6M architecture and Cortex-M0 CPU model
* ARM: support for Cortex-A72 CPU model
* ARM: virt/xlnx-zynqmp: virtualization extensions for GICv2 interrupt
* ARM: emulation of AArch32 virtualization/hypervisor mode now supported
for Cortex-A7 and Corex-A15
* MIPS: emulation support for nanoMIPS I7200
* MIPS: emulation support for MXU SIMD instructions for MIPS32
* PowerPC: pseries: enablement of nested virtualization via KVM-HV
* PowerPC: prep: deprecated in favor of 40p machine model
* Powerpc: 40p: IRQ routing fixes, switch from Open HackWare to OpenBIOS
* PowerPC: g3beige/mac99: support for booting from virtio-blk-pci
* s390: VFIO passthrough support for crypto devices (vfio-ap)
* s390: KVM support for backing guests with huge pages
* SPARC: sun4u: support for booting from virtio-blk-pci
* x86: multi-threaded TCG support
* x86: KVM support for Enlightened VMCS (improved perf for Hyper-V on KVM)
* x86: KVM support for Hyper-V IPI enlightenments
* Xtensa: support for input from chardev consoles
* Support for AMD IOMMU interrupt remapping and guest virtual APIC mode
* XTS cipher mode is now ~2x faster
* stdvga and bocks-display devices can expose EDID information to guest,
(for use with xres/yres resolution options)
* qemu-img tool can now generate LUKS-encrypted files through 'convert' command
* and lots more...
Thank you to everyone involved!
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