Announcing PTS Desktop Live 2009.3 "Gernlinden"

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 29 July 2009. Page 4 of 5. 30 Comments

With PTS Desktop Live 2009.3 there are some "rough edges" for areas we have not yet tackled with our inaugural release, which we would call either a beta or a technology preview release. This is noticeable almost immediately with our boot process, which we have yet to tune or provide for a visually pleasing boot experience. While Canonical decided against migrating to KMS-enabled Plymouth for the boot screen in Ubuntu 9.10, using Plymouth is being evaluated for future releases of PTS Desktop Live and by that point, we will have finished customizing our graphics and other attributes.

Anyways, to show just how easy it is to run PTS Desktop Live with the Phoronix Test Suite 2.0 GUI, below is a brief demonstration that was recorded immediately when PTS Desktop Live had booted. This three-minute clip not only shows off much of the GUI, but it even shows the installation of an entire test profile and then the test running on the system. All within about 90 seconds! There is no touching of the command line or any challenging tasks. Pretty much anyone could easily carry out these tests just by clicking, watch the video to see.

This next video demonstrates the reference comparison functionality of the Phoronix Test Suite. This video was taken right after the first video when the test finished running. Right within the GUI it shows the different "reference systems" that has test results available (powered by Phoronix Global) that can be merged with the test(s) that were just executed. In the case of this test run, there were results just a click away for a Mac Mini, Phenom II Desktop, AMD 8-Core Workstation, Core i7 System, and a Dual-Core System. Just select any of the system(s) you wish to see the results compared to and immediately they will be shown. Later on from the Test Results tab, more reference systems can be used.

Related Articles