Phoronix Test Suite 2.4 Beta 2 Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix on 22 January 2010 at 05:51 AM EST. Add A Comment
Just a week ago Phoronix Test Suite 2.4 went into beta, but now the second (and potentially last) beta release is available. Phoronix Test Suite 2.4 "Lenvik" brings a multitude of new features that are discussed in various Phoronix articles -- image quality comparison capabilities, support for mobile device/phone platforms, initial Windows support, and literally many other advancements to this benchmarking framework. However, I have decided to hold off on pushing a bulk of the Microsoft Windows 7 support until the Phoronix Test Suite 2.6 cycle at this point in time 2.4 Lenvik is in a rather clean and optimal state so I am pressed to release this major update a bit early.

Phoronix Test Suite 2.4 Beta 2 delivers on various fixes and clean-ups to pts-core, better support for OpenBSD and other *BSD improvements, system fan speed monitoring, graphing improvements, and other changes. Download our GPLv3 benchmarking software at Please provide us with feedback in our forum, mailing list, or directly. If all goes well, Phoronix Test Suite 2.4.0 "Lenvik" will be officially released in the first week of February.

Phoronix Test Suite 2.4 Beta 2
January 21, 2010

- pts-core: Preserve decimal accuracy based upon result values
- pts-core: Change the padding depth for the concise display mode
- pts-core: If MD5 fails when copying a file from a local download cache that has been verified, try a second time
- pts-core: Support specifying multiple result identifiers to extract when using extract-from-result-file
- pts-core: Show the "latest run time" with the info command when reading a test
- pts-core: Move result-viewer files within the static directory
- pts-core: Begin reworking the code path for when running on an operating system without PTS external dependencies support
- pts-core: Better support for OpenBSD
- pts-core: Add "File Found" reporting to the display mode interface
- pts-core: Support reading proxy settings (if not set in user-config.xml) from http_proxy environmental variable
- pts-core: Various code cleaning
- pts-core: Use PTS_CORE_VERSION rather than PTS_VERSION for RequiresCoreVersion tag in PTS test profile
- pts-core: Don't write empty system information XML to results file
- phodevi: Further fallback support for BSD graphics card detection
- phodevi: Add sensor for system fan speed monitoring
- phodevi: Rework screen resolution mode code
- pts_Graph: Be smarter with the steps to use for the axis on the scale
- bilde_renderer: Don't use any GD-based renderer if no TTF font files can be found
- pts: Update download links for pgbench test profile
- pts: Update server and workstation test suites

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