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A Few PTS Desktop Live 2009.4 Details

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Published on 30 October 2009 03:06 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix
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With Phoronix Test Suite 2.2 now in beta and this update offering a nice set of features with the official release landing in late November or December (chances are the third week of November), it's time to start talking about the PTS Desktop Live update. PTS Desktop Live, the Linux distribution that we designed to carry out automated Linux benchmarking from a LiveDVD environment that launched in conjunction with Phoronix Test Suite 2.0, will receive its first update shortly.

We haven't talked much about this update yet as it's still undergoing extensive work and design, but obviously it will be shipping with Phoronix Test Suite 2.2 "Bardu" for its testing framework. This update to PTS Desktop Live is codenamed "Loderhof" and will be formally introduced as PTS Desktop Live 2009.4 when it is introduced in the days following the PTS 2.2 release.

The Loderhof release will be derived from the Ubuntu (9.10) Karmic package set, but it will begin to incorporate more bleeding edge work that highlights the latest upstream Linux developments. In particular, we are looking at shipping PTS Desktop Live 2009.04 with the Linux 2.6.32 kernel (potentially using the BFS Scheduler), X Server 1.7 / X.Org 7.5, and the latest Mesa packages including the use of ATI R600/700 3D acceleration support by default. Ideally we will also see some mode-setting/2D support land for the ATI Radeon HD 5700/5800 graphics cards in time too. We are also exploring some other kernel optimizations, rebuilding the package set with optimizations targeting newer hardware, and other speed improvements for this x86_64-focused benchmarking environment.

Much more information on PTS Desktop Live 2009.4 "Loderhof" along with Phoronix Test Suite 2.2 "Bardu" will come in November.

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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