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Thread: Windows 7 Benchmarking With The Phoronix Test Suite?

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    Default 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...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzY1MA

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulletxt View Post
    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    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...
    Then what about providing a donation system specifically for you to buy a Windows 7 disc, putting a counter showing when you reach the goal, for example if Windows 7 costs 100$ you put a counter and when you reach it you stop the donation system and then get a Windows copy

    Just an idea of course

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    It would be very interesting to see which one of the two systems is faster in what areas.

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    What do you need a port for? Just use "anti-wine" to run it on Windows, :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelPalin View Post
    What do you need a port for? Just use "anti-wine" to run it on Windows, :P
    Even better, why waste money on Microsoft.

    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 02:18 AM.

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    I don't think that compile benchmarks are needed on win - you can only use em as hardware test or maybe to figure out kernel differences but NOT betweens distros/win systems. You compare gcc X vs. gcc Y. But if you want to test gfx speed then use the precompiled binaries for the multiplattform games/benchmarks, that makes more sense and shoulnd need so much time to implement. Time

    start /w xxx.exe

    For those which have got binaries - maybe special handling for those apps currently tested via wine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabriah View Post
    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.
    There are better programs on Linux like Kate.

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    I'm willing to donate despite the fact that it will go to MS.
    To have Win 7 32 and 64, XP and Vista yo need less then 1k USD.
    It will help Linux in general since (PR anyone).
    in addition to
    1. More Secure
    2. More Customizable (personal)
    3. More Stable
    we can have
    4. Definitely faster.
    and it will help developers to focus on the parts where improvement needed (read slower than Win).

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