Phoronix Test Suite 2.4 Beta 1 specifically delivers on GTK2 GUI improvements, test installation enhancements, initial support for Debian's GNU/kFreeBSD (read: we have benchmarks coming soon at Phoronix.com comparing the conventional Debian GNU/Linux to Debian GNU/kFreeBSD using Squeeze packages), Phodevi improvements for Microsoft Windows, and Phodevi hardware/software detection improvements for Ubuntu 10.04 and other newer Linux distributions. There's also a lot more of other internal work that can be found within this release.
Another beta release is expected in late January or early February. This release should carry the much-anticipated Unigine Heaven OpenGL 3.x test, a new and more advanced OpenCL test courtesy of AMD, and a next-generation X-Plane 9 benchmark courtesy of Laminar Research. A lot more Windows code has also yet to be pushed into pts-core.
The final release of Phoronix Test Suite 2.4 "Lenvik" is expected in February. The latest stable and development versions of our flagship, open-source benchmarking software can be downloaded as always at Phoronix-Test-Suite.com.
Below is the short change-log. Test away!
Phoronix Test Suite 2.4 Beta 1
January 14, 2010
- pts-core: When using the GTK2 GUI, support handling license type for suites
- pts-core: Improve reporting of empty lists and other areas
- pts-core: Support reading from a remote PTS download cache via proxy
- pts-core: When copying a MD5-matched file from a local PTS download cache, still verify that the MD5 of the copied file matches
- pts-core: Cleanup test installation code
- pts-core: Initial support for Debian's GNU/kFreeBSD
- phodevi: Windows improvements
- phodevi: Improve NVIDIA binary driver detection without glxinfo
- phodevi: Improve Mesa/DRI driver detection without glxinfo
- phodevi: Rework the screen resolution detection code for Linux/BSD/OpenSolaris code paths
- phodevi: Support reading the CPU fan speed for more systems
- pts: Result reporting fix for specviewperf10 test profile