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Phoronix Test Suite 4.6-Sokndal Milestone 2 Released

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Published on 06 July 2013 11:45 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix
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The second development release of Phoronix Test Suite 4.6-Sokndal is now available for those wishing to conduct automated, cross-platform, fully-reproducible benchmarks and other test cases.

The Phoronix Test Suite 4.6 release isn't due out until late in the third quarter, but already in this development cycle has been the new min / max support and various other changes. The 4.6 Milestone 2 release isn't as major as the first milestone release and there's still much more that's baking for future 4.6 development releases. However, there's still a modest collection of minor improvements worth pushing out this second release.

Phoronix Test Suite 4.6 Milestone 2 features some improvements for Mandriva-based distributions, a couple more Apple OS X support improvements, and a number of Phodevi (Phoronix Device Interface) library enhancements.

This latest release of our open-source automated benchmarking software is available for free download at Phoronix-Test-Suite.com.

Phoronix Test Suite 4.8 Milestone 2
6 July 2013


- pts-core: Expand Mandriva Linux external dependency support to distributions having urpmi
- pts-core: Add Apple OS X font paths for use by the GD graph renderer
- pts-core: Add "/usr/lib64/" to the automated external dependency verification path
- pts-core: Allow passing multiple test identifiers to remove with remove-from-result-file command
- pts-core: Give a warning when the results viewer opens in the KDE Konqueror web-browser
- phodevi: Break operating system string at "("
- phodevi: Don't return "n/a" from LSB release strings
- phodevi: IceWM window manager detection
- phodevi: Add gpu.temp safety check to prevent against AMD Catalyst OverDrive sending garbage
- phodevi: Fix for XRandR resolution query on XMir
- phodevi: Support using systemd-detect-virt as fallback for detecting Linux virtualization method

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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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