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,
In Addition: The Forum-Thread: http://forum.manictime.com/yaf_postst210_I-miss-ManicTime.aspx#post802
Linux beta version is on the site now, hope you get a chance to test it.
For now it is similar to Mac, so tracker only.
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 (>= 18.104.22.1684-0); however:
Package mono-runtime is not installed.
manictime depends on libmono-sqlite4.0-cil (>= 22.214.171.1244-0); however:
Package libmono-sqlite4.0-cil is not installed.
manictime depends on libmono-microsoft-csharp4.0-cil (>= 126.96.36.1994-0); however:
Package libmono-microsoft-csharp4.0-cil is not installed.
manictime depends on libmono-posix4.0-cil (>= 188.8.131.524-0); however:
Package libmono-posix4.0-cil is not installed.
manictime depends on libmono-system-xml-linq4.0-cil (>= 184.108.40.2064-0); however:
Package libmono-system-xml-linq4.0-cil is not installed.
manictime depends on libmono-system-numerics4.0-cil (>= 220.127.116.114-0); however:
Package libmono-system-numerics4.0-cil is not installed.
manictime depends on libmono-system-data4.0-cil (>= 18.104.22.1684-0); 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:
Yes, you can also do most of this on the server, tagging included (its not enabled on demo, but you will see how it works on your server).
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!
Port manictime to Qt, will be able to run on loads of platforms!
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.
+100 for Linux (Ubuntu would be fine).
I doubt it will work, but you can try one of the older versions, v3.1 I think was the last one on .net 4.
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.
Emmanuel Smith (mraxilus) commented
+1 for Ubuntu, would buy pro as well.
+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.
Alenn G'Kar commented
Praise BE! MT
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.
+1 for Ubuntu