1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Phoronix Test Suite 3.8 Update Pokes OS X 10.8, Etc

Phoronix

Published on 20 February 2012 12:03 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix
Comment On This Article

Phoronix Test Suite 3.8-Bygland Milestone 2 is now available for your open-source benchmarking needs under Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, BSD, and Solaris. This second development milestone supports the upcoming Mac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" operating system, new hardware detection abilities, and other improvements.

This second development release of the PTS update codenamed Bygland incorporates a month worth of work since the first milestone. This update brings various fixes to pts-core, groundwork for some yet-to-be-announced features, and Mac OS X 10.8 compatibility.

The Phodevi (Phoronix Device Interface) library meanwhile has better detection support for some disk drives, detection support of Microsoft Hyper-V and Parallels virtualization guests, Portland Group (PGI) Workstation compiler detection, and other work. Like the pts-core updates, there's also some changes here to better support Apple's work with Mac OS X 10.8. (Benchmarks of OS X 10.8 are coming later this week on Phoronix.)

There's also more work going on within pts_Graph, the graphing library, for the renderer changes going on that will lead to more detailed and interactive graphs.

The official release of Phoronix Test Suite 3.8 is expected this quarter. The latest release or more information can be gathered from Phoronix-Test-Suite.com.

Phoronix Test Suite 3.8 Milestone 2
20 February 2012


- pts-core: Allow up to 1MB of system log files to be attached and uploaded to OpenBenchmarking.org
- pts-core: Fix test profile / test suite identifier base name parsing on version handling
- pts-core: Add cairo-development as an external dependency for Cairo drawing library development
- pts-core: Initial support for compiler masking / compiler option intercepting on test installation
- pts-core: Support symlinked ~/.drirc to test install directories
- pts-core: Support for Mac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" Developer Preview 1
- phodevi: Better recognition of Samsung disk drives
- phodevi: NVIDIA CUDA (nvcc) detection and report it to system information compiler area
- phodevi: Detection support for Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization server
- phodevi: Detection support for Parallels Virtualization
- phodevi: Better VMware DDX driver detection when using vmwgfx
- phodevi: Support for detecting VirtualBox version using vboxguest kernel module information
- phodevi: Support for detecting Portland Group (PGI) Workstation compilers
- phodevi: Improved detection of Hitachi disk drives
- phodevi: Support for Mac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" Developer Preview 1
- pts_Graph: Rendering corrections of SVG DOM IR

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. AMD R600g/RadeonSI Performance On Linux 3.16 With Mesa 10.3-devel
  2. Intel Pentium G3258 On Linux
  3. SilverStone Precision PS10
  4. ASRock Z97 Extreme6
Latest Linux Articles
  1. KVM Benchmarks On Ubuntu 14.10
  2. X.Org Server 1.16 Officially Released With Terrific Features
  3. Ubuntu With Linux 3.16 Smashes OS X 10.9.4 On The MacBook Air
  4. Preview: Benchmarking CentOS 7.0 & Scientific Linux 7.0
Latest Linux News
  1. Open-Source AMD Hawaii Support Should Now Be Working!
  2. KDE Developers Continue Working Toward Wayland Support
  3. Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Released
  4. Linux Developers Jump Quickly On ACPI 5.1, Helps Out ARM
  5. Pkg 1.3.0 Released To Improve Package Management On FreeBSD
  6. GOG.com Officially Starts Rolling Out Linux Games
  7. Fedora 21 Has Been Delayed By Three Weeks
  8. Mono Begins To Focus On Performance, Assembles A Team
  9. Oracle Linux 7 Released Today As Its RHEL7 Clone
  10. Unigine Develops City Traffic System, A Driving Simulator
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  2. AMD "Hawaii" Open-Source GPU Acceleration Still Not Working Right
  3. Radeon related kernel bug??
  4. how the US intellegentia operates:
  5. AMD Publishes Open-Source Linux HSA Kernel Driver
  6. Next-Gen OpenGL To Be Announced Next Month
  7. Open-Source Radeon Performance Boosted By Linux 3.16
  8. Remote gui not accessible in Phoronix Test Suite 5.2