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Phoronix Test Suite 3.4-Lillesand Milestone 1 Released

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Published on 19 July 2011 08:54 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix
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The first development release of Phoronix Test Suite 3.4 (codenamed "Lillesand") is now available. The 3.4 major update to the GPLv3-licensed Phoronix Test Suite software will be available in September, but already this first milestone carries a number of prominent changes.

Among the changes committed so far for 3.4-Lillesand include:

- New data visualizations. In particular, the radar/spider charts previously showcased on Phoronix to provide a better representation for large data-sets.

- Initial GNU Hurd support. The GNU Hurd / March kernel is now detected and there's initial support for the GNU operating system. Running Debian GNU/Hurd is also properly supported, including the use of external dependencies for test profiles and other capabilities found to current Linux, BSD, Mac OS X, and OpenSolaris users. The GNU Hurd support will continue to be refined over this release and forthcoming versions.

- Better mobile device support. In particular, proper support for Google's Android operating system and for modern ARM hardware. In particular, Qualcomm's Innovation Center has been supporting these efforts to see fit ARM support for the Phoronix Test Suite.

- MATISK. The initial "MATISK" module has been committed. This hasn't been publicly mentioned yet on Phoronix.com or elsewhere, but I'll explain it in the coming days in another article as it's very interesting and provides new and refined capabilities for automated testing, regression identification, and other context-based benchmarking. Over 1,000 revisions of Mesa are being tested at the moment, which is why MATISK hasn't been mentioned yet as it's taking a while to execute.

- Various tweaks and bug fixes.

The latest release can be downloaded at Phoronix-Test-Suite.com. Whether your an independent end-user or a large organization, your feedback concerning the Phoronix Test Suite and the rest of our testing software stack (Phoromatic, OpenBenchmarking.org, etc) is appreciated, as always. Enterprise support and custom engagements also continue to be available.

The official Phoronix Test Suite 3.4-Lillesand release is expected for September with several more "milestone" releases coming prior to that point.

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