Just spent a good chunk of my friday night (good thing I'm sick and have nothing better to do) installing the newest version of the Phoronix Test Suite. If your not familiar with this great app, read more about it here http://www.phoronix-test-suite.com/

Anyway...moving on...it seems that the newest version 1.8, which is in beta, has a GUI now. But it seemed to be a bit tricky, for me atleast to install, so I thought I would write this HOW-TO

THIS HOWTO WAS WRITTEN FOR THE COMMAND LINE
Applications -> Accesories -> Terminal

1) Download

Code:
cd ~/
wget http://www.phoronix-test-suite.com/download.php?file=development/phoronix-test-suite-1.8.0b2
2) Move & Extract

Code:
mv phoronix-test-suite-1.8.0b2.tar.gz ~/
tar zxvf phoronix-test-suite-1.8.0b2.tar.gz
this will have created a directory in your home, ~/phoronix-test-suite

3) CD to directory

Code:
cd ~/phoronix-test-suite
4) Install

Code:
sudo ./install-sh
5) Verify

Code:
phoronix-test-suite version
this should output...
Code:
Phoronix Test Suite v1.8.0b2 (SELBU)
There now, Phoronix Test Suite 1.8 is installed...now onto the GUI install...the Phronix GUI requires PHP-GTK2 which is unmaintained and dated, I found out that a patch needs to be applied to get php-gtk to compile...moving on...

1) Download & Extract

Code:
cd ~/
wget http://gtk.php.net/do_download.php?download_file=php-gtk-2.0.1.tar.gz
tar zxvf php-gtk-2.0.1.tar.gz
2) Install required dependancies
Code:
sudo apt-get install build-essential php5-cli php5-dev libgtk2.0-dev libglade2-dev
3) Download & Apply Patch

Code:
cd php-gtk-2.0.1
wget http://www.opsat.net/temp/buildfix.diff
**NOTE This patch must be DOWNLOADED via wget or whatever method, you CAN NOT copy/paste this into a file you created.

Code:
patch -p1 < buildfix.diff
4) Compile

Code:
./buildconf
./configure
make
make install
5) Edit php.ini and load php-gtk module

Code:
sudo nano /etc/php5/cli/php.ini
Find "Dynamic Extensions" Section and add

Code:
extension=php_gtk2.so
6) Test

Code:
cd demos/
php phpgtk2-demo.php
There you have it!!! You now have the newest Phoronix Test Suite w/ GUI!!!

Now let's add a menu entry...

Code:
alacarte
Go to "System Tools" then "New Item"
Type: Application
Name: Phoronix Test Suite
Command: phoronix-test-suite gui

And there you have it folks!! ENJOY!!!