PCP Glider is a binary distribution of PCP for the Windows operating system. It includes a bundled compiler, Perl runtime (and pre-installed modules that offer the ability to install XS CPAN modules directly from CPAN), a POSIX shell environment and the Performance Co-Pilot toolkit.

The purpose of the Glider package is to provide a practical Win32 environment for performance engineers experienced with either the POSIX platform or the Win32 environment to run the Performance Co-Pilot toolkit on Windows. It provides both the PCP monitor and collector components.

Installation is as simple as:

C:> msiexec /i pcp-glider-*.msi
C:> cd \Glider\scripts
C:> .\postinst.bat

PCP Glider includes:

  • Mingw GCC C/C++ compiler
  • MSYS Core System
  • Qt toolkit runtime
  • Performance Co-Pilot with GUI