PerfSuite 1.0.0a2 released

PerfSuite 1.0.0 alpha 2 is now available.

Highlights of this release include:

* A new Java API for performance measurement of Java programs. This is
the Java analogue of PerfSuite's C-based libpshwpc.

* New support for calculation of derived metrics via a Java API that
interprets metric definitions encoded in PerfSuite format.

* Expanded support for generation of Cube files - now supports parallel runs.

* Additional bug fixes and enhancements

IMPORTANT NOTE TO EXISTING PERFSUITE USERS: significant changes have been
made to the configuration process to allow more flexible handling of the
external GNU library BFD. Previously, on certain 64-bit systems, it was
necessary to use the configure flag "--disable-binutils" to successfully
build PerfSuite. This release introduces a new configure option "--with-libbfd"
to allow site-specific customization of the BFD library. Please refer to
the INSTALL file for complete information about BFD/binutils handling and
related PerfSuite configuration options.

A complete listing of changes can be found in the CHANGES file.

URL: http://www.sf.net/projects/perfsuite

Posted by Rick Kufrin 2009-08-31