Phoronix Test Suite 5 Advances With Next Dev Release
The second development milestone release of Phoronix Test Suite 5.0-Plavsk is now available for carrying out cross-platform, open-source benchmarking. As mentioned several times now, the HTML5 GUI has been a big focus of PTS5 development.
For those not up to speed on the graphical user-interface development for Phoronix Test Suite 5.0, first get up to date by reading and watching (the contained videos) within A Very Early Walkthrough Of Phoronix Test Suite 5.0, Easily Run Linux Benchmarks From Your Phone (videos + showing off the initial mobile UI), and then this weekend was The New "PTS Desktop Live" Is Coming Soon. With the return of a Phoronix Test Suite GUI, our live USB/DVD Linux operating system for carrying out benchmarks quickly and easily from a standardized, pre-installed software stack is making its return, as noted in that last article.
With Phoronix Test Suite 5.0 Milestone 2, there's more work on the GUI along with various other fixes. Special thanks to "NickZ" for some of the fixes part of this development release! For the Phoronix Test Suite 5.0 official release in March or potentially April, the GUI should be in great shape for the benchmarking Linux distribution and early usage from normal Linux desktops... There's still much polishing to do and some other improvements to be made before a complete end-to-end, polished UI experience in Phoronix Test Suite 5.2. It also looks like the multi-system LAN GUI will come in Phoronix Test Suite 5.2.
For those wishing to run the GUI in Phoronix Test Suite 5.0 Milestone 2, as long as you're on PHP 5.4+ it can be activated via running phoronix-test-suite gui. There's other advanced usage scenarios but for those wishing to experiment now that's a good starting point. Improvements and patches are welcome.
In terms of existing Phoronix Test Suite users accustomed to the command-line, that support is in great shape and Phoronix Test Suite 5.0 overall is very fit right now. I use Phoronix Test Suite 5.0 Git on a daily basis for Phoronix.com benchmarking and its quality is superior to that of Phoronix Test Suite 4.8. There's a ton of minor enhancements throughout the code-base in 5.0 and other improvements to make it a worthwhile upgrade.
The latest release of the Phoronix Test Suite can be downloaded at Phoronix-Test-Suite.com. Commercial support and custom engineering engagements or sponsorship deals continue to be available for interested organizations. As always, we appreciate anyone's feedback (or patches) on the development releases for making Phoronix Test Suite 5.0 a superb release. The Phoronix Test Suite code is hosted at GitHub.
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