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Phoronix Test Suite 2.8 "Torsken" Enters Beta

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Published on 03 August 2010 06:00 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix
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In preparation for a stable release of Phoronix Test Suite 2.8 "Torsken" later this month or in early September, Phoronix Test Suite 2.8 Beta 1 has been released this afternoon. This newest development release continues to build upon the many internal changes introduced in the two prior alpha builds in preparation for some major features to be introduced with Phoronix Test Suite 3.0.

While most of the work going into Torsken is in preparation for the PTS3 overhaul, there are some end-user improvements within Phoronix Test Suite 2.8 Beta 1 like updated test profiles and then a new systester test profile as another multi-threaded CPU test contributed by Kenney Phillis. Also of use to those running software/hardware comparisons with multiple tests, within the PTS Results Viewer underneath the results table is now an "overview graph" that shows all of the results generalized to quickly look for any performance changes. Below is an example from an upcoming Phoronix test.

Phoronix Test Suite 2.8 "Torsken" Enters Beta


As part of the PTS3 efforts, this beta release also introduces a new test installation engine and external dependency handler, that's nearly rewritten from scratch.

The Phoronix Test Suite 2.8 Beta 1 release is available for download at Phoronix-Test-Suite.com. Your feedback and test results are certainly welcome as Phoronix Test Suite 2.8 is finalized.

Phoronix Test Suite 2.8 Beta 1
August 3, 2010


- pts-core: Report the standard error of test results within the result table
- pts-core: When the run count is dynamically increased (likely due to std dev being too high), report the std dev to the concise display mode
- pts-core: Reinstantiate the pts_client display when calling the run or install process so the debug display mode can be loaded if needed
- pts-core: Drop install-all-dependencies option as running "install-dependencies all" has been the recommended way
- pts-core: Rewritten PTS External Dependency implementation
- pts-core: Rewritten PTS test installation code
- pts-core: Drop PossiblePaths XML tag for test profiles as it is no longer used by any upstream test profiles
- pts-core: Add "overview graph" to the PTS Results Viewer
- pts-core: Add LineAfterHint to parse-results.xml interface for indicating a line after the test results line that's wanted
- pts-core: Add Message tag to test profile XML specification for pairing it with a of a menu option for providing additional information to user
- pts: Update crafty test profile against Crafty 23.3
- pts: Update openssl test profile against OpenSSL 1.0.0a and add Windows support
- pts: Add systester test profile as a new CPU test

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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