PTS 7.0 M4 Released With SVG Graph Optimizations, More CLI Interface Tweaks
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix Test Suite on 16 February 2017 at 09:28 AM EST. 7 Comments
The fourth development milestone release of Phoronix Test Suite 7.0 "Ringsaker" is now available for your open-source benchmarking needs.

So far this cycle for the big 7.0 release have been significant result parsing improvements, colored CLI/console improvements, a new system information view, and many other changes. Now today, Phoronix Test Suite 7.0 M4 is shipping.

Phoronix Test Suite 7.0 Milestone 4 features improvements to the CLI styling and colors for the phoronix-test-suite stress-run mode, external dependency XML updates, continued tweaks to the new system information view, ensuring the LLVM version is shown in the OpenGL driver string when relevant in the Mesa builds, and further optimizations to pts_Graph.

With the pts_Graph updates, our custom graph renderer for the Phoronix Test Suite, there are some tweaks to allow for more compact multi-way comparison graphics, a few other minor graph UI/UX improvements, and a fair amount of optimization work for further compacting the size of the SVG files. PTS 7.0 M4 has more optimizations for decreasing the size of the SVG files by generating them smarter in a few areas that hadn't been too optimized yet. My tests show that Phoronix Test Suite 7.0 has further decreased the file size of SVG graphs by about 10% on average while the graph generation time and RAM usage are about the same. Of course, even if you are not a Phoronix Test Suite user directly, these graph compaction improvements will help in your bandwidth savings when viewing benchmark results on Phoronix Test Suite,,, etc.

Phoronix Test Suite 7.0 M4 can be downloaded from or GitHub. Phoronix Test Suite 7.0.0 will be officially released within a few weeks.
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