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[opensuse-factory] hamster-time-tracker
For those who want to know how they're was^h^h^hspending their time:

I am preparing a re-submission of the hamster-time-tracker tool [1] to
openSUSE factory. As discussed previously on this list, hamster is
currenly undergoing a major rewrite upstream and the previously
maintained version(s) are effectively unmaintained [2], but the
rewritten stack is not ready for prime time yet.

OTOH, the upstream releases made so far are quite mature and pain-free
to work with, so there's no good reason not to provide official
packages for openSUSE. I'm going to take over the maintainership for
these packages. I'm not really a GUI programmer so expect me to check
bug reports but pass on feature requests.

There are two relevant upstream releases: 

- 1.04, about 3y old. This was the version previously in Factory.
- 2.0rc1, about 1.5y old. This version is currently shipped by Fedora.

I have tried both versions. Both are stable, and both have pros and
cons. The 2.0 release looks better because of Gtk3 support and offers
nice data export options. But it is missing the summary part of the
overview screen which I found quite useful.

Interested individuals may download both versions. v1.04 is available
from devel:openSUSE:Factory:Apps [3] and v2.0-rc1 from my home project
[4]. I'd like to find out which version would be preferred in the
official repositories, so if you're interested, please try them both
and provide feedback to me.

One more remark: for GNOME users, the usefulness of hamster is strongly
enhanced by installing the respective gnome-shell extension (a time
tracker really needs to be at your finger tips in order to be useful).
I've read that it's rather not recommended to package gnome-shell
extensions as RPMs. But in this case I'm tempted to create an
exception. Opinions, please.


Dr. Martin Wilck <mwilck@xxxxxxxx>, Tel. +49 (0)911 74053 2107
SUSE Linux GmbH, GF: Felix Imendörffer, Jane Smithard, Graham Norton
HRB 21284 (AG Nürnberg)

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