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Phoronix Test Suite 4.2-Randaberg Officially Released

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Published on 20 December 2012 08:00 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix
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Version 4.2 of the Phoronix Test Suite open-source benchmarking software is now officially available. There's many new features to this quarterly update to this industry-leading cross-platform automated testing software.

Phoronix Test Suite 4.2, which is codenamed Randaberg, delivers on hardware and software detection improvements, can auto-determine relevant Linux benchmarks to run in our efforts for auto-driving benchmarks, and various other improvements.

Below is the full Phoronix Test Suite 4.2 change-log for this Q4'2012 update to the GPLv3-licensed benchmarking software. At the same time there's still more improvements going into OpenBenchmarking.org and the re-launch of our Linux LiveUSB/DVD environment for conducting hardware benchmarks on a completely standardized software environment. Expect more information in early 2013.

For commercial support or other business engagements, please contact us. The open-source Phoronix Test Suite software is available for free download from Phoronix-Test-Suite.com.

Phoronix Test Suite 4.4 will be released in the first quarter of 2013 under the "Forsand" codename.

Phoronix Test Suite 4.2.0-Randaberg
20 December 2012


- pts-core: Fix SVG render detection on Firefox/Gecko 17.0
- pts-core: Fix for breaking quoted args with internal spaces (reported by _rubio_)
- pts-core: Add glibc-static to build-utilities external dependency on Fedora
- pts-core: Fix for using the SKIP_TESTS environment variable causing a fatal error
- pts-core: Phoronix Test Suite 4.4 is codenamed Forsand
- phodevi: Improved detection of power consumption from batteries in certain Linux configurations

Phoronix Test Suite 4.2 Milestone 3
22 November 2012


- pts-core: Don't report null times for estimated run-time
- phodevi: Support for determining the build configuration on LLVM 3.2 where llvm-ld is llvm-link
- phodevi: Hard fall-back support for detecting the xf86-video-modesetting driver usage
- toggle_screensaver: Disable blanking of the terminal screen when running tests

Phoronix Test Suite 4.2 Milestone 2
22 October 2012


- pts-core: Add list-recommended-tests option for providing subsystem test recommendations based upon OpenBenchmarking.org popularity/usage
- pts-core: Add auto-compare option for automatically determining relevant OpenBenchmarking.org result comparisons based upon software/hardware
- pts-core: Allow passing test profile names to auto-compare to seed it with the test(s) you wish to use for comparison
- pts-core: OpenBenchmarking.org now supports system log payload sizes up to 2MB
- pts-core: Object-ify PTS external dependency handling
- phodevi: Split some functions into new phodevi_base class

Phoronix Test Suite 4.2 Milestone 1
8 October 2012


- pts-core: Support download caches at /media/*/*/download-cache/
- pts-core: Support OPENGL_DRIVER as a run-time variable
- pts-core: For external dependency handling, treat Linaro as Ubuntu
- pts-core: Check for null distribution-specific external dependency package names
- pts-core: Formatting improvements to result-file-to-text output
- pts-core: Add openssl-development as a new test external dependency
- pts-core: Don't warn on out-of-date test profiles when being run in batch mode
- phodevi: Support for reading the VirtualBox version of Beta/RC versions
- phodevi: Better support detection for Exynos ARM cores
- phodevi: Initial support for reading node power over IPMI
- phodevi: Initial support for reading core temperature over IPMI
- phodevi: On Linux attempt to determine the install RAM's vendor and product part number
- toggle_screensaver: Support for module suspending the Xfce4 desktop screensaver using xfconf-query
- pts_Graph: Fix for vertical/rotated text in SVG -> GD translation

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