[Announce] ACRN Open Source Ver2.6 Release Notes
We are very pleased to announce Version 2.6 release of ACRN. You can see the release blog from https://projectacrn.org/blog/ and detailed Release Notes in website https://projectacrn.github.io/latest/release_notes/release_notes_2.6.html
What’s New in v2.6
· Nested Virtualization Technology Performance Tuning:
The performance of nested virtualization, a feature first introduced as a preview in the v2.5 release, was improved. CPU and I/O performance of level 2 virtual machines (for example, a VM running on a KVM/QEMU VM that itself is a VM on ACRN hypervisor) is now on par with a VM running on KVM on bare metal. Read more in the Enable Nested Virtualization tutorial.
· Support loading OSs in ELF format:
ACRN hypervisor now can load OS images packed in ELF (Executable and Linkable Format). This adds flexibility to OSs such as Zephyr running in pre-launched VMs.
· Document Updates:
We’ve made major improvements to the introductory ACRN documentation including:
We’ve also made edits throughout the documentation to improve clarity, formatting, and presentation:
Upgrading to v2.6 From Previous Releases
All project ACRN source code is maintained in the https://github.com/projectacrn/acrn-hypervisor repository and includes folders for the ACRN hypervisor, the ACRN device model, tools, and documentation. You can download this source code either as a zip or tar.gz file (see the ACRN v2.6 GitHub release page) or use Git clone and checkout commands:
git checkout v2.6
The project’s online technical documentation is also tagged to correspond with a specific release: generated v2.6 documents can be found at https://projectacrn.github.io/2.6/. Documentation for the latest development branch is found at https://projectacrn.github.io/latest/.
ACRN v2.6 requires Ubuntu 18.04. Follow the instructions in the Getting Started Guide to get started with ACRN.
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