qemu (1:5.0-9) unstable; urgency=medium
With this version, kvm wrapper (initially from the separate kvm
package, which were later renamed to qemu-kvm) is merged back
to qemu-system-x86 package, replacing old qemu-kvm package.
'kvm' command name turned out to be very handy for manual
execution of qemu with kvm enabled, and we now rely on the
upstream behavor - when executable name ends with "kvm" it
enables the kvm mode by default if available, and falls back
to TCG if not.
-- Michael Tokarev <email@example.com> Fri, 17 Jul 2020 12:54:35 +0300
qemu (1.7.0+dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=low
Since version 1.7.0+dfsg-2, qemu-system-x86 switched from vgabios for
plex/bochs project to implementation of vgabios provided by seabios.
The latter is written almost entirely in C language so it is much easier
to debugu/develop, but it lacks some 16bit protected mode functions which
are present in vgabios. This means that it is possible that, for eaxample,
some protected-mode games written for MS-DOS may not work since this
This also means that vgabios package isn't used by qemu anymore, and might
be removed from the system if there are no other users of it left.
/usr/bin/kvm shell wrapper has been moved back to qemu-kvm package (it was
moved to qemu-system-x86 in version 1.3.0+dfsg-2exp). Please note that we
do not re-install qemu-kvm package if it has been removed as obsolete, so
if you need /usr/bin/kvm wrapper please install qemu-kvm package again.
This change allows qemu-system-x86 package to co-exist with the old qemu-kvm
binary (not shell-wrapper) package from wheezy.
-- Michael Tokarev <firstname.lastname@example.org> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 18:40:56 +0400