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Linux testing platform achieves dot-release

Dec 21, 2004 — by Henry Kingman — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

The Eclipse Foundation says it will release a new version of its platform for testing and measuring software performance throughout the development cycle. Version 3.2 of the Test and Performance Tools Platform (TPTP) features interface improvements, improved data gathering, and better Java tracing capabilities, the Foundation says.

The TPTP project began more than two years ago, as the Hyades Eclipse project (not to be confused with the European Union's Hyades real-time Linux project). TPTP became a top-level Eclipse project in August, and has achieved two significant platform releases since then, according to the Foundation.

The Foundation lists features in version 3.2 of TPTP as follows:

  • Enhanced data collection and communication with additional control over the selection of data-collection agents and information within the user interface
  • Improved statistical analysis representation and viewing
  • Better Java tracing capability
  • Additional documentation and help facilities with improved user help architecture and supporting documents
  • Simplified test deployment with supplementary automation for the creation and running of tests
  • Improved execution history that collects and makes available added data within the test execution history framework

TPTP's project leader Tyler Thessin, who is also an engineering manager at Intel, said, “TPTP has made remarkable progress toward becoming a viable platform choice for Intel performance analysis tools in environments where options are limited, such as Linux. Intel is looking forward to further unleashing the power of the TPTP platform, and contributing our extensive experience in software performance analysis tools to the industry.”

The TPTP framework supports a variety of architectures and operating systems. Version 3.2 will be available this week.

Computer Associates was appointed to lead one of the TPTP's sub-projects yesterday.

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