Phoronix Test Suite 7.4 M4 Released As "Tynset" Nears Final
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix Test Suite on 11 September 2017 at 06:31 AM EDT. 2 Comments
The last planned test/development release of Phoronix Test Suite 7.4-Tynset is now available ahead of the planned stable release in the days to come.

On top of the other Phoronix Test Suite 7.4 changes made during this quarterly release cycle, there are a few more last-minute additions with 7.4 Milestone 4.

First up, Phoronix Test Suite 7.4 Milestone 4 will now automatically report of new/updated tests when it automatically refreshes its repository indexes. So you will be notified of new tests that way rather than having to manually be looking at or phoronix-test-suite openbenchmarking-changes. So it's a nice passive way of being informed of new/updated tests available.

Phoronix Test Suite 7.4 M4 also has a fix for ensuring XAUTHORITY gets passed when running PTS as sudo, updated dynamic dependency handling for Ubuntu 17.10 and other newer Linux distributions, some warning fixes, improved GNOME screensaver toggling, improved screensaver toggling on Wayland based environments, and a variety of other smaller improvements.

On the Phodevi (Phoronix Device Interface) front are some AMD EPYC detection improvements, Budgie desktop reporting, IPMI fan speed reporting when other fan speed detection fallbacks fail, and other enhancements.

Phoronix Test Suite 7.4 can be tested via or GitHub and will be officially released within the next week.
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