Phoronix Test Suite 2.0 Nears Final Release
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix on 21 July 2009 at 10:40 AM EDT. 1 Comment
The official release of Phoronix Test Suite 2.0 "Sandtorg" will come in early August, but being released today is what will likely be the final development snapshot for this testing software that is updated quarterly. New in Phoronix Test Suite 2.0 Beta 3 are a few fixes throughout pts and pts-core, new functionality when it comes to performance reference system comparisons, and improvements to the BSD support (in particular, DragonFlyBSD). When it comes to the test profiles, Unigine Sanctuary, Unigine Tropics, and vDrift have all been updated against their latest stable releases. External dependencies have also been updated for OpenSuSE and Mandriva. Lastly, a test profile (named: supertuxkart) has been introduced for the SuperTuxKart racing game.

Head on over to to give 2.0 Sandtorg a try, which introduces a horde of new features. More on some of the new features and capabilities to be found in Phoronix Test Suite 2.0 are described in Driving Linux-based Benchmarking With Sandtorg and Phoronix Test Suite 2.0 Enters Alpha. In this release there are more than 100 test profiles! Share your feedback on this testing software of ours within the Phoronix PTS Forum.

Phoronix Test Suite 2.0.0 Beta 3
July 21, 2009

- pts-core: Small bug fixes and code clean-ups throughout
- pts-core: Add new functionality to reference system comparison function
- pts-core: Fixes for Phoronix Global log-in from GTK2 GUI
- pts-core: More efficient pts_result_file object
- pts-core: Don't let the same reference system result be merged into a test result when it was already merged
- pts-core: Allow unique test run identifiers to be repeated if the new test run contains no repeated tests from result file
- pts-core: Fix bug where tests that use Cascading Test Profiles would not have their extensions installed in a virtual suite
- phodevi: Don't try calling glxinfo when it's not available
- phodevi: Don't report PCI revision for graphics card model string
- phodevi: Fixes for DragonFly BSD support
- phodevi: Add support for reading motherboard information from new ACPI oid with sysctl on *BSD
- phodevi: Add basic file-system detection support on *BSD
- pts: Update unigine-sanctuary test profile to Unigine Sanctuary 2.2
- pts: Update unigine-tropics test profile to Unigine Tropics 1.2
- pts: Update download locations in etqw-demo test profile
- pts: Update vdrift test profile against vDrift 2009-06-15
- pts: Update OpenSuSE External Dependencies
- pts: Add External Dependencies support for DragonflyBSD through the NetBSD pkgsrc support
- pts: Update Mandriva Linux External Dependencies
- pts: Add supertuxkart test profile for SuperTuxKart racing game

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