Well, we have good news. GNS3 v 0.7 has been released today thanks to Jeremy & GNS3 Team. This is a major release with lot of new improvements and enhancements.This release includes patched version of Qemu 0.11.0m , Putty and Dynamips Emulator 0.2.8 RC2 within same bundle. Also, as per Jeremy,an emulated host based on a very small Linux (likely to be Linux microcore) is under development and will be distributed with the next releases as well as in standalone.

Here is a laundry list of improvements :-

  • Support & debugging on Windows 7.
  • Qemuwrapper improvements & Windows compatibility.
  • Integration of Cisco IDS/IPS, including a new symbol.
  • Qemu 0.11.0 patched and Putty have been added in the Windows all-in-one package.
  • An option to show the z coordinate of any object on the scene (View -> Show layers).
  • Interface labels follow their moving parent nodes.
  • Modified interface labels are saved in .net files.
  • Option to slow start nodes (wait x seconds between each start).
  • Links connected to Qemu based nodes are now removable (nodes have to be shutdown to do so).
  • Possibility to set an hypervisor for Ethernet switches, ATM switches, ATM bridges and Frame Relay switches.
  • New symbols for voice labs (Call manager, SIP server, IP phone, voice router, voice access server and PBX).
  • New dialog window to browse and change a router startup-config.
  • Undo/redo of actions is now supported.
  • Qemu & qemu-img paths are saved in .net files if needed.
  • Slight improvements for the snapshot system, including a new dialog window to manage it.
  • Wics description in tooptips.
  • Wics restoration from .net files.
  • Support of relative paths in .net files (if the base path is the same as the .net file).
  • Test button to validate you can launch Qemuwrapper, Qemu and qemu-img.
  • New translation in Czech (thanks to Ondrej Filip).
  • Lot of various small bug fixes and improvements.
  • “versions” command to display Qt, PyQt and SIP versions

This version has been tested on the following OS:

  • Windows 7 Professional x86 (Qt 4.5.3, PyQt 4.6.2, SIP 4.9.3)
  • Windows XP SP3 x86 (Qt 4.5.3, PyQt 4.6.2, SIP 4.9.3)
  • Ubuntu 9.10 (Qt 4.5.2, PyQt 4.6.1, SIP 4.9.1)
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard (Qt 4.5.3, PyQt 4.6.2, SIP 4.9.3)

Download it today GNS3 v0.7

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