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
2) Move & Extract
this will have created a directory in your home, ~/phoronix-test-suite
mv phoronix-test-suite-1.8.0b2.tar.gz ~/
tar zxvf phoronix-test-suite-1.8.0b2.tar.gz
3) CD to directory
this should output...
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...
Phoronix Test Suite v1.8.0b2 (SELBU)
1) Download & Extract
2) Install required dependancies
tar zxvf php-gtk-2.0.1.tar.gz
3) Download & Apply Patch
sudo apt-get install build-essential php5-cli php5-dev libgtk2.0-dev libglade2-dev
**NOTE This patch must be DOWNLOADED via wget or whatever method, you CAN NOT copy/paste this into a file you created.
patch -p1 < buildfix.diff
5) Edit php.ini and load php-gtk module
Find "Dynamic Extensions" Section and add
sudo nano /etc/php5/cli/php.ini
There you have it!!! You now have the newest Phoronix Test Suite w/ GUI!!!
Now let's add a menu entry...
Go to "System Tools" then "New Item"
Name: Phoronix Test Suite
Command: phoronix-test-suite gui
And there you have it folks!! ENJOY!!!