Archive for August, 2012
Version 0.36 now available:
- Added command-line option to do “real” MHz detection (raw result is returned without any type of user-friendly normalization). Warning, this has the potential to return some pretty wacky results since MHz detection is not an exact science; use only if TOPBENCH consistently mis-reports MHz by orders of magnitude or something. Besides, you should be fixing the value before committing it to the database anyway!)
- Added search-by-number jumps in the browser interface
- Bugfix: Importing numeric values from a text file with trailing spaces after the value resulted in a value of 0
- Restructured a few aspects of TOPBENCH so that there would be more free memory when debugging in the Turbo Pascal IDE
- Added TOPBENCH.TXT as super-quick documentation to go into the .zip file
V0.35 has the following changes:
- Recompiled stub so it has the new measurement wrapper
- Added v86 check (and command-line to override)
- Enhanced /i so that it also spits out usec timings
- Added [letter] to jump to next system that starts with that letter in the browsing interface
- Add command-line option to work with a different database file.
- Added some small “special effects” if working on a color monitor (with command-line option to override)
I found a way to work around 8254 (and clones) bugs that sometimes return 65535 if an interrupt occurs while trying to read values, so with that, I’d say that TOPBENCH is now officially a beta. Woohoo! Head to the Downloads area to snag it.
I created a reliable distance function, so the realtime benchmarking is fully functional. This is the feature freeze beta release — head on over to the downloads page to grab it (and you can also view the source as well at github).