Here's the Halloween edition of the most popular Phoronix open-source / Linux news over the past month.
From the Phoronix home-page this morning I noticed the most popular article two years ago today was about the state of Arch BSD. As it's been a while since last hearing about Arch BSD (now known as PacBSD), I decided to see what was up with the project.
For those that have emailed in, tweeted, and otherwise contacted me about problems logging into the Phoronix Forums this weekend, that issue should be resolved.
While a brand new interface to OpenBenchmarking.org is set to launch later this year in tandem with the Phoronix Test Suite 6.0 debut, a big underlying step forward was made this weekend.
With the majority of the low, underlying changes for Phoronix Test Suite 6.0 "Hammerfest" complete, my latest focus has been on some improvements to the web-interface for Phoromatic.
Many Phoronix readers have been requesting merchandise like Phoronix T-shirts as a way to support all of our open-source and Linux work at Phoronix to complement PayPal tips and Phoronix Premium subscriptions. That's now been setup.
In case you missed it, earlier this year I reported on Intel's open-source Linux graphics driver to require binary-only firmware blobs beginning with Skylake and Broxton hardware.
Here's a way that you can be part of the select few Phoronix readers who are proud Phoronix Premium lifetime members... Particularly if you will be at Oktoberfest/Wiesn 2015 or traveling to/from Germany in the next few weeks.
With the recent call for comments on improving result graphs, one of the requests that's also been iterated before is for on bar graphs to color them to match the brand of, e.g. the graphics card being tested.
Being half-way through the month, here's a look at the most interesting open-source/Linux news so far in September.
It's time for another call-out for requests for comments on how to better enhance the appearance/presentation of information on our benchmark result graphs seen on Phoronix as well as OpenBenchmarking.org and LinuxBenchmarking.com, etc.
Viewing the results from our daily performance-tracking benchmarks of the Linux kernel, GCC, Clang, and Mesa should now be much faster.
It's been a long month: 305 open-source/Linux news stories and 30 featured/multi-page articles were typed for Phoronix this month.
Earlier this week I posted some statistics about the increasing rate of Linux news and some OS/browser stats for Phoronix. As many readers found it interesting, here's some stats for OpenBenchmarking.org.
With being so much into open-source/Linux quantitative performance benchmarking, it should be no surprise that I'm also into statistics and all sorts of numbers...
As Michael mentioned earlier today this is my last day as the Phoronix Summer 2015 Intern.
All good things must come to an end and today is our 2015 summer intern, Eric Griffith, last day writing on Phoronix.
One month ago marked the public roll-out of the new Phoronix site.
July was a very exciting month for Linux and open-source enthusiasts. There was a ton of activity that in the middle of summer yielded 290 original news postings (almost ten per day!) and 30 featured-length articles/reviews.
Today the milestone was crossed of having run more than 250,000 open-source benchmark results for our daily Linux performance tracker setup for LinuxBenchmarking.com that continues to monitor the performance of the upstream Linux kernel, Mesa, GCC, and LLVM/Clang on a daily basis from their SVN/Git code.
For those viewing the HTTPS version of Phoronix, the embedded Phoronix performance result graphs embedded from OpenBenchmarking.org will now work.
Now that the new Phoronix site is rolled out and tweaking on that almost complete, one of my next work items on the list are some improvements to OpenBenchmarking.org.
Recently there have been a number of inquiries about alternative forms of payment for Phoronix Premium.
It's been one week now since making the new Phoronix site public. So far things seem to be running well.
As in past years, it's that time again to run another audience survey on Phoronix.com. The survey should take just a few minutes to complete and will be entered to win a $500 Amazon.com gift card.
Following rolling out the brand new Phoronix site to everyone on Saturday, some minor modifications were just pushed to the site this morning in seeking to address feedback from Phoronix readers.
For those in the US not busy celebrating Independence Day, come check out the brand new, completely redesigned Phoronix.com site. This new site is in beta but is publicly available and should yield a much better experience, particularly for smartphone and tablet readers.
Here are our highlights on Phoronix for the month of June.
Today we crossed the threshold of having carried out 200,000 benchmarks from our basement server farm of various Linux upstream projects (Linux kernel, GCC, Clang, Mesa, etc) and published on LinuxBenchmarking.com. As of writing this article, 203,425 benchmarks have successfully completed with a few thousand tests being carried out per day in our fully-automated test lab.
For Phoronix Premium visitors accessing our website today, you're now the first with access to the brand new Phoronix.com web design that's been almost entirely redesigned from scratch and supports a converged desktop/tablet/smartphone experience.
530 Phoronix news articles published on Phoronix.