[pts] Phoronix Test Suite 3.0 Development Notes

Michael Larabel 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 
them ASAP.

- 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: 
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=ODU2NQ

-- Michael



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