I have a feature request ...

I'd like to have a Linux-Version of ManicTime

<quote from Last Years Request Page: http://bit.ly/1J2m4Ns>
As often requested in the old Forum, there are quite a few People that like to see a Linux-Version of ManicTime. Main-Focus may be Ubuntu for greatest audience.
I'm a Software-Developer and currently ManicTime is the only reason I don't switch to Linux as Develoment Enviroment. Since I know ManicTime, I can't imagine to work without it ;(
At best, you can modify the Windows-Version to run on Mono (Open Source .NET-runtime environment). This may work with very little effort.
Greatest challenge would be to read address-bar of browsers on the different gui toolkits.
Thanks in advance,
Jascha Starke

In Addition: The Forum-Thread: http://forum.manictime.com/yaf_postst210_I-miss-ManicTime.aspx#post802

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      • Justin commented  · 

        Like the original post, this is one of the few things that's keeping me tied to Windows - I'd really love to see a full Linux client, but if not that, at least the ability to start/stop the timer :)

      • William Wallace commented  · 

        What I am not sure I understand here is the use of the server. If I set it to localhost:8080, can I just access the tracking information and use it locally?

      • Tadas commented  · 


        Please compile for Redhat/Centos too! The current .deb file works only under Debian/Ubuntu.

        Thank you

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        I use opensuse leap 42.2. I've obtained the latest mono-complete 5.0.1 and tried to use dpkg to convert the deb file to something useful but it fails due to dependency problems for packages that I can't find for my OS. Admittedly, I'm out of my league trying to hack this together so I figured a post here may be fruitful. Any assistance is appreciated. Below are the dpkg error messages. Thanks!

        dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of manictime:
        manictime depends on mono-runtime (>=; however:
        Package mono-runtime is not installed.
        manictime depends on libmono-sqlite4.0-cil (>=; however:
        Package libmono-sqlite4.0-cil is not installed.
        manictime depends on libmono-microsoft-csharp4.0-cil (>=; however:
        Package libmono-microsoft-csharp4.0-cil is not installed.
        manictime depends on libmono-posix4.0-cil (>=; however:
        Package libmono-posix4.0-cil is not installed.
        manictime depends on libmono-system-xml-linq4.0-cil (>=; however:
        Package libmono-system-xml-linq4.0-cil is not installed.
        manictime depends on libmono-system-numerics4.0-cil (>=; however:
        Package libmono-system-numerics4.0-cil is not installed.
        manictime depends on libmono-system-data4.0-cil (>=; however:
        Package libmono-system-data4.0-cil is not installed.
        manictime depends on libmono-system-net-http-formatting4.0-cil (>= 4.8.0.
        dpkg: error processing package manictime (--install):
        dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
        Errors were encountered while processing:

      • Jorge commented  · 

        Now that is great news! If I understand correctly, I could run a tracker in Linux, sync it with the server, and then use the full Manic Time application on a Windows machine to review, tag, get reports, etc. That could be quite usable for a while!

      • Tadas commented  · 

        Port manictime to Qt, will be able to run on loads of platforms!

      • Calvin commented  · 

        I now largely use Project Hamster on Linux though would be interested in seeing ManicTime version for Linux.

      • Zak McKracken commented  · 

        I'm switching between Windows an Linux (office ties me to Windows, "proper work" is on Linux), and there's nothing even vaguely similar to ManicTime which runs on both.

        I'd be happy with a reduced featureset -- as long as it lets me tag times and works out whether I'm using the computer or not, that'd already be a big advantage over what I have now.
        Bonus aim: work out which application is active. I would not really need to to know which document is open or similar.

      • Jorge commented  · 

        +100 for Linux (Ubuntu would be fine).

      • Bobi commented  · 

        I just tried to install it on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS over wine, but since it is build with "Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 (x86 and x64)" it was not possible. If it was only built with .NET 4.0 it should have been installed successfully.

      • Mario commented  · 


      • Erik commented  · 

        +1 Ubuntu

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        +1 Ubuntu. I'd buy the pro version.

      • Adam M commented  · 

        +1 for Ubuntu. Even starting off with a limited feature set and building from there would be great. Statistics, tracking programs open, and tagging.

      • Claudius commented  · 

        For those that need data collection right now, take a look at arbtt: http://arbtt.nomeata.de/ But it does not have a neat GUI, so it's not really a replacement.

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