Windows 7 Benchmarking With The Phoronix Test Suite?
Phoronix: Windows 7 Benchmarking With The Phoronix Test Suite?
One of the most common questions that gets brought up with regard to the Phoronix Test Suite is whether support for Microsoft Windows will ultimately come to our open-source benchmarking platform. After all, even on Windows there really is no public software readily available (as far as we know) that is quite like what we have designed with an extensible test profile architecture/framework, support for uploading of any tests to a central repository (Phoronix Global), full automation of the testing process, remote test management (Phoromatic), etc...
This is of course your decision but, if you want to do a windows version then just do it. You'll be the first and maybe only one providing a gpl benchmark software for Windows. If you can, go for it
Alas, from the news posting, without any Windows systems. So first waiting for any companies to step up and provide a couple systems or at the least a couple Windows 7 discs...
Originally Posted by bulletxt
You know that you can easily install Windows 7 without any serial what so ever? It'll work fully for 30 days.
Originally Posted by Michael
I wonder if the legal terms in the EULA have anything to say about commercial use of the evaluation version, or about publishing benchmarks without MS's permission (the beta had terms like that - does the final release?).
Originally Posted by lithorus
Michael would have to either hire a lawyer or at least get in touch with people who publish Windows benchmarks and ask them what they do.
It would be very interesting to see which one of the two systems is faster in what areas.
What do you need a port for? Just use "anti-wine" to run it on Windows, :P
Even better, why waste money on Microsoft.
Originally Posted by MichaelPalin
Please test those GPL programs which are available on Windows but have no Linux version. They are more than you might believe.
At work, I use Notepad++ instead of the standard Windows Notepad. Notepad++ is only available for Windows.
I run Notepad++ perfectly through wine, but have not tried benchmarking it, like replacing 1,000,000 comma-signs with a semicolon; that is more common than you might think, for a moderately large table with 100 columns and 10,000 rows.
SourceForge and Freshmeat can list many more GPL programs which are Windows only.
Last edited by sabriah; 10-29-2009 at 01:18 AM.
There are better programs on Linux like Kate.
Originally Posted by sabriah