Phoronix Test Suite 6.8-Tana Officially Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix Test Suite on 6 December 2016 at 12:00 AM EST. 2 Comments
Phoronix Test Suite 6.8.0 is now available as the latest version of our open-source, fully-automated, reproducible benchmarking software for Linux, BSD, Solaris, macOS, Windows, and other operating systems.

Phoronix Test Suite 6.8 is the latest stable release now of our GPL-licensed benchmarking software updated on its regular quarterly release cadence. Phoronix Test Suite 6.8 development focused on a number of low-level improvements to particularly benefit Phoromatic and the Phodevi (Phoronix Device Interface) software/hardware library abstraction layer.

Some of the highlights of Phoronix Test Suite 6.8 include:

- Various internal pts-core clean-ups, improvements around proxy handling, minor updates to pts_Graph, and more.

- Phoromatic Server web interface improvements.

- A new log_exporter module.

- A new FlameGrapher module as a way to easily generate flame graphs of each test being executed, more details on that via Generating CPU Flame Graphs Automatically When Benchmarking With The Phoronix Test Suite.

- A result_custom_export module as a demonstration for dumping PTS test result data in custom/arbitrary data formats.

- Solus Linux external dependency handling was mainlined courtesy of a Solus developer.

- Various improvements to Phodevi, particularly some GPU detection improvements, better Vulkan driver recognition, video RAM detection improvements, and other hardware identification enhancements across all Linux/Unix-like platforms.

- Various other tweaks, fixes, and improvements.

Phoronix Test Suite 6.8.0 is available for download from or Phoronix-Test-Suite on GitHub. Contact us for any commercial support services, custom engineering, and more.
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