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Phoronix Test Suite 4.8.3 Continues Opening Benchmarks

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Published on 02 October 2013 11:18 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix
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The latest point release to the Phoronix Test Suite 4.8 "Sokndal" series is now available, which adds a fair number of improvements to our leading open-source Linux / BSD / OS X / Solaris benchmarking platform. Phoronix Test Suite 4.8.3 is in very good shape for carrying out all of the latest benchmarks regardless of whether you're an enterprise user or just an enthusiast wishing to benchmark their favorite Linux distribution.

Normally there aren't so many point releases for each Phoronix Test Suite release series, but Phoronix Test Suite 5.0 is a major undertaking with a new graphical user-interface and other major changes throughout the open-source benchmarking platform and framework. The Phoronix Test Suite 5.0 release schedule is still being determined whether it will make it out in Q4'2013 as would be normal for our quarterly cadence or will be pushed into Q1'2014. Regardless, there's several changes warranting the release of Phoronix Test Suite 4.8.3.

Among the changes found in 4.8.3-Sokndal that have queued up in the past month include:

- Several external dependency updates, including to address the removal of the ia32-libs package from Ubuntu 13.10. With that said, pts-core now supports binding certain distribution packages to given versions of an operating system. There's also generic dependency changes and some Fedora activity.

- Users of the Phoronix Test Suite behind proxies have reported issues in using HTTPS with OpenBenchmarking.org on PTS 4.8, which should now be resolved. Please contact us if anyone using a network proxy continues to experience problems in using the Phoronix Test Suite.

- Users of xscreensaver and the latest version of the GNOME Shell should have more reliable disabling of their desktop's screensaver during the benchmarking process.

- Phodevi has some improvements for better detecting the Intel graphics processor model on newer versions of the xf86-video-intel DDX driver due to string changes.

- Other minor changes.

Phoronix Test Suite 4.8.3 is GPLv3 licensed and can be downloaded for free at Phoronix-Test-Suite.com. Commercial support, custom engineering, and other services also continues to be offered around the Phoronix Test Suite, OpenBenchmarking.org, and Phoromatic by contacting us.

In the next few weeks we should also have more details (and code) ready to show for our grand Phoronix Test Suite 5.0 plans.

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 .
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