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 version (still tracker only) now works on Ubuntu, Mint, CentOS, RedHat, Debian and Arch Linux.
ManicTime Server also works on Linux, so while still not ideal, you can run ManicTime Server (for UI) and Linux tracker both on Linux.
And here I've been using my windows VM just for the tagging... Thanks for that hint, I haven't seen the tagging in the WEB UI before!
A full fledged client for linux would still be great though!
So I failed to make an ARM docker image myself. Also, it is actually arm32 architecture. The app probably need recompiling.
Would be great if you would make it!
I attempted to run the docker version of the server on a raspberry pi-like device and it failed. Because raspberries are arm64 architecture, not amd64.
It should not be too difficult, so can you make an arm64 docker image? Some guide on docker multi-arch: https://lobradov.github.io/Building-docker-multiarch-images/
Since there is a linux tarball I will probably make one myself, but it would be still nice to have an official one.
What do you mean plans? Already done, under Personal, Day view....
Patrick Hofmann commented
This is a great step in the right direction!
Works flawlessly for me on manjaro, conntected to a remote manictime server running on docker.
What i'm really missing now is the posibility to apply tags with a linux only environment. Are there any plans for with, ideally the linux GUI, or alternatively via the WEB UI of the server?
Sure, there is a trial period on Linux tracker and MT Server does not require a license to run.
You can also run MTS from Docker.
Amazing news. Thanks for continuing work on the Linux version. Is it possible to test the Server without a licence?
+100 For Ubuntu it's the only reason I run LInux in a VM, its so that I can still keep Manic time running on windows.
Dear ManicTime Team,
I wanted to install the ManicTime Linux version but since I'm running Fedora I needed to convert the DEB to RPM. Unfortunately I'm not good enough to properly get alien converting the DEB package to RPM.
Would it be possible to provide an RPM package next to the Debian package?
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?
Please compile for Redhat/Centos too! The current .deb file works only under Debian/Ubuntu.
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 (>= 184.108.40.2064-0); however:
Package mono-runtime is not installed.
manictime depends on libmono-sqlite4.0-cil (>= 220.127.116.114-0); however:
Package libmono-sqlite4.0-cil is not installed.
manictime depends on libmono-microsoft-csharp4.0-cil (>= 18.104.22.1684-0); however:
Package libmono-microsoft-csharp4.0-cil is not installed.
manictime depends on libmono-posix4.0-cil (>= 22.214.171.1244-0); however:
Package libmono-posix4.0-cil is not installed.
manictime depends on libmono-system-xml-linq4.0-cil (>= 126.96.36.1994-0); however:
Package libmono-system-xml-linq4.0-cil is not installed.
manictime depends on libmono-system-numerics4.0-cil (>= 188.8.131.524-0); however:
Package libmono-system-numerics4.0-cil is not installed.
manictime depends on libmono-system-data4.0-cil (>= 184.108.40.2064-0); 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).