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Category: TouchXPRT development process

Looking forward

If you’re in the US, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, and that you survived Black Friday!

On Monday, we released the second community preview for TouchXPRT 2016 (CP2). It detects the issue we described last week, by checking whether the Create Slideshow scenario completes correctly, and alerts you if it does not. We’re continuing to investigate this issue and will let you know as soon as we have more information. Results from CP2 are comparable to results from CP1. Please let us know if you have any questions or problems.

In other news, I’ll be at CES 2016 in Las Vegas in January. I can’t wait! We’re going to have some big news after the first of the year. I can’t say anything about it yet, but I’m looking forward to discussing it with folks there. If you’re planning to be at CES, send me a message, and let’s meet!

Eric

TouchXPRT 2016 Community Preview 2 is available

Today we are releasing TouchXPRT 2016 Community Preview 2 (CP 2). As we discussed in the blog, some systems with newer AMD graphics drivers have trouble rendering the Create Slideshow from Photos output video. CP 2 includes a validation feature that produces an error when this problem occurs. This is the only change from the first community preview.

As with all community previews, TouchXPRT 2016 CP 2 is available only to community members. Members may download the preview from the TouchXPRT tab in the Members’ Area.

For more details about TouchXPRT 2016, please consult the release notes for further details (login required).

After you try out CP 2, please send us your comments. Either post them to the forum or mail them to BenchmarkXPRTsupport@principledtechnologies.com. If you send us information that’s relevant to the entire community, we may post an anonymous version of your comments to the forum.

Thanks for your participation!

The TouchXPRT 2016 Community Preview is here!

Today we are releasing the TouchXPRT 2016 Community Preview (CP). TouchXPRT 2016 includes the same performance workloads as TouchXPRT 2014, but we have rebuilt it as a Universal Windows app. This makes TouchXPRT 2016 compatible with systems running Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile.

Because this is a community preview, it is available only to community members. Members may download the preview from the TouchXPRT tab in the Members’ Area.

The results viewer in the TouchXPRT 2016 CP is not fully functional. Please consult the release notes for further details (login required).

After you try out the CP, please send your comments. Either post them to the forum or mail them to BenchmarkXPRTsupport@principledtechnologies.com. If you send us information that’s relevant to the entire community, we may post an anonymous version of your comments to the forum.

Thanks for your participation!

The TouchXPRT 2016 CP arrives tomorrow!

As we said a couple of weeks ago, we wanted to test on Windows 10 Threshold 2 before releasing the TouchXPRT 2016 community preview. Well, Threshold 2 is out and the testing has been going very well.

TouchXPRT2016_CP

We’ll release the TouchXPRT 2016 to the community tomorrow. Because community previews are not available to the general public, members will need to download it from our site.

The installation procedure is fairly straightforward. First, you put the device in developer mode. Then, for a tablet or PC, run a PowerShell script, as you did for TouchXPRT 2014. For a mobile device, once it’s in developer mode, copy the bundle to the device and install it.

If you have any problems, please let us know.

We’re looking forward to seeing the results from phones and, as we have done with MobileXPRT, to comparing results across different-sized devices.

Enjoy!

Eric

Things are looking good!

It’s been a couple of weeks since we talked about TouchXPRT 2016. I’m happy to say that we have made great progress since then.

The UI is adapting to the different form factors very well. We’ve tested the resizing on phones and on tablets with the screen snapped to half and quarter screen. While a couple of UI elements still need work, we’ve had no problems running the tests. Here’s how TouchXPRT looks on a phone:

Phone 1     Phone 2

We have also greatly simplified installing the application on phones, so we’re no longer concerned about that.

All in all, things are looking good for releasing the community preview soon. However, we’re going to wait until we can test on the Windows 10 Fall Update (Threshold Build 2).  That’s supposed to be released on November 2. We’re not expecting any problems with the Fall Update, but it’s always to wise to check.

November can’t come quickly enough!

Eric

MobileXPRT 2015 source code and TouchXPRT 2016 Design Overview are available

We’re excited to announce that the MobileXPRT 2015 source code and TouchXPRT 2016 Design Overview are now available to community members!

Download the MobileXPRT 2015 source here (login required).

Download the MobileXPRT 2015 build instructions here (login required).

Download the TouchXPRT 2016 Design Overview here (login required).

We also posted links to all three items on the MobileXPRT and TouchXPRT tabs in the Members’ Area.

If you want more information, please contact BenchmarkXPRTsupport@principledtechnologies.com.

We look forward to your feedback!

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