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A Gtk+ time tracking application

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Simple and unintrusive time-tracking application.

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Changes in version 0.5.0 (released 2011-01-28)

  • Switched from Glade to GtkBuilder. This fixes those strange theme problems GTimeLog had with Ubuntu’s Radiance and especially Ambiance. (LP: #644393)

    Packagers note: src/gtimelog/ is gone, it was replaced by src/gtimelog/gtimelog.ui. It needs to be installed into /usr/share/gtimelog/.

  • GTimeLog now supports Ubuntu’s application indicators. There’s a new configuration option, prefer_app_indicator, defaulting to true. Fixes LP: #523461.

  • GTimeLog tries to detect your theme color and make the tray icon dark or bright, for good contrast. This is a hack that doesn’t work reliably, but is better than nothing. Fixes LP: #700428.

    Packagers note: there’s a new icon file, src/gtimelog/gtimelog-small-bright.png. It needs to be installed into /usr/share/gtimelog/.

  • Made GTimeLog a single instance application. Requires python-dbus. The following command line options are supported:

    gtimelog --ignore-dbus
        always launch a new application instance, do not start the DBus service
    gtimelog --toggle
        if GtimeLog already running, show or hide the GTimeLog window,
        otherwise launch a new application instance
        if GtimeLog already running, bring the GTimeLog window to the front,
        otherwise launch a new application instance

    Contributed by Bruce van der Kooij (, Fixes LP: #356495.

  • New option: start_in_tray. Defaults to false. Contributed by Bruce van der Kooij (, as part of his patch for LP: #356495.

  • New command-line option: –tray. Makes GTimeLog start minimized, or exit without doing anything if it’s already running.

  • Added some documentation for contributors: HACKING.txt.

  • Daily reports include totals by category. Contributed by Laurynas Speičys <>.

  • The tasks pane can be toggled by pressing F9 and has a close button.

  • Alternative weekly and monthly report style, can be chosen by adding report_style = categorized to ~/.gtimelog/gtimelogrc. Contributed by Laurynas Speičys <>.

  • Bugfix: always preserve the order of entries, even when they have the same timestamp (LP: #708825).

Changes in version 0.4.0 (released 2010-09-03)

  • Added configuration variable ‘chronological’ to control initial view of either Chronological (True) or Grouped (False). Contributed by Barry Warsaw <> (LP: #628876)

  • Recognize $GTIMELOG_HOME environment variable to use something other than ~/.gtimelog as the configuration directory. Contributed by Barry Warsaw <> (LP: #628873)

  • Changed application name to ‘GTimeLog Time Tracker’ in the desktop file (Debian #595280)

Changes in version 0.3.2 (released 2010-07-22)

  • Double-clicking a category in task list tries hard to focus the input box (fixes:

  • Change default mailer to quote the command passed to x-terminal-emulator -e; this makes it work with Terminator (also tested with xterm and gnome-terminal). Fixes

    Note: if you’ve used gtimelog before, you’ll have to manually edit ~/.gtimelog/gtimelogrc and change the mailer line from

    mailer = x-terminal-emulator -e mutt -H %s


    mailer = x-terminal-emulator -e “mutt -H %s”

  • Use xdg-open by default for editing timelog.txt and opening spreadsheets. Fixes

    Note: if you’ve used gtimelog before, you’ll have to manually edit ~/.gtimelog/gtimelogrc and change

    editor = gvim spreadhsheet = oocalc %s


    editor = xdg-open spreadsheet = xdg-open %s

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