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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      • Patrick Hofmann commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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?

      • Svara commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Amazing news. Thanks for continuing work on the Linux version. Is it possible to test the Server without a licence?

      • Dirk commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +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.

      • AMA commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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?

      • Justin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


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

        Thank you

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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

      • Calvin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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

      • Zak McKracken commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Bobi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

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