[pts] Phoronix Test Suite 3.0 Development Notes
Michael at phoronix.com
Mon Sep 6 05:07:10 CDT 2010
More details concerning Phoronix Test Suite 3.0 will be announced in
October and November, but for now there's a few items to share following
the successful 2.8 release.
- Phoronix Test Suite 3.0 is already in development under the codename
"Iveland". In continuing with the theme used from the PTS 1.x/2.x
codenames of naming them after municipalities within a given county for
that major release series, the 3.x series names are originating from
locations within Aust-Agder, Norway.
- A Phoronix Test Suite 2.8.1 point release will likely be put out in
the next week or two. So far there's only been one regression worth
issuing a prompt point release for and that's just the Phoromatic module
not syncing to new Phoromatic accounts when being run from 2.8.0 due to
a simple typo, that's already been fixed in Git. Also in Git are a
couple of other random bug-fixes and small changes, but nothing really
exciting. If you have experienced any other 2.8.0 bugs please report
- The first of the Phoronix Test Suite 3.0 development releases will
begin in late October. Though due to Iveland's development being a bit
different from past releases, they may be released as "Milestones"
rather than alpha or beta releases this time around. And there may be
six to eight development milestones for this major release.
- A brand new, entirely redesigned "Phoronix Global" replacement to
http://global.phoronix.com/ will be coming in tandem with Phoronix Test
Suite 3.0 as part of Iveland's developments.
- It's still planned to release Phoronix Test Suite 3.0 in late Q4'2010,
but I may not rule out pushing it back to Q1'2011 based upon the speed
that it takes to implement some of these features in the Phoronix Test
Suite and the new Phoronix Global. If this release does break the 3~4
month release cycle that I've long stood by, that may result in another
point release or two for Phoronix Test Suite 2.8. There's also a
possibility -- but not certain -- that half-way through the the 3.0
cycle that it may be released as a Phoronix Test Suite 2.10 release or
under some other moniker as a 3.0 technology preview. If development
goes according to plan, half-way through the development cycle the
Phoronix Test Suite client will be quite stable and carry many internal
changes, but will not yet have some of the other features I am requiring
for the Phoronix Test Suite 3.0 release.
More details concerning Phoronix Test Suite 3.0 "Iveland" will be
announced shortly. For anyone interested in the Phoronix Test Suite and
would like to provide any feedback or discuss PTS usage, commercial
services, etc and are near Munich or the San Diego area within the next
six or so weeks, see:
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