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TimeTracker is an Athena Widget-based program to keep track of time.
It puts up a list of projects, and the number of minutes worked on each. You click on the project you want to work on, and it starts counting on that. At the end of the day, it saves the collected data in a file, and you can use a script to process the data. "sumtitrax" is one possible such script.
There are a couple of man pages floating around.
Whatever you do about it, please tell me.
The source for TimeTracker 1.98 is available from:
The beta versions, including the Windows version, can be found on the beta page
TimeTracker used to be called Timex. I was made aware (in a very nice fashion; they even sent me a nice watch!) that Timex is a Registered Trademark of the Timex corporation, which sponsors some nice URLs like this one.
Because of this name conflict, the name was changed to TimeTracker. The vestiges of the old name that are still present in the product should be just that if a .timex directory exists in your home directory, and no .TimeTracker directory, TimeTracker will use the .timex directory. Also, the environment variable TIMEXDIR is checked if TIMETRACKDIR is not set.
The mailing lists will also change their name Real Soon Now; the old names will become aliases.
If you are lucky:
If you are unlucky, mumble. If you find out why you are unlucky, send me an E-mail about it.
Tested on a lot of platforms, thanks to the beta test corps (you know who you are, THANKS!):
Some types that are currently running it are listed on my usage statistics Webpage, which is updated every night.
If you have a platform not on this list, you are welcome to join the beta tester corps! Write firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the list.
As distributed, TimeTracker will send an UDP packet to my workstation
every time it is started, containing your (numeric) UID, your operating
system and the TimeTracker version.
This is JUST because I would like to get an idea of how many people use TimeTracker, and keep on using it (rather than "tried it once" folks). It will NEVER become a licensing scheme or some crazy thing like that.
This also forms the basis of the usage statistics Webpage.
But, if your netadmins hate unknown UDP packets zooming off to unknown hosts, simply uncomment the following line to the IMAKEFILE:
CDEBUGFLAGS = -DDO_NOT_TELL_ABOUT_ME
This will not only stop the call, but will drop the whole content of udping.c, which will also block any errors caused by differences in the socket implementation.
I wrote this program because I needed it. After I released the first version, I got the feeling that other people may need it too.
You may copy it and modify it in any way you like, including selling it. I would have liked to use the GNU public license, but haven't done so at the moment. But if you can do what you want to do under the GNU license, you are allowed to!
As usual, there is no guarantee about anything at all, and you are not able to claim that I have done any damage to you by providing you with this program; any use you make of it is entirely at your own risk.
If you like it, you are free to send me the price of a large pizza (my favourite costs around NOK 120 / USD 20 around Trondheim). Or not, if you don't feel like it.
As an experiment, I'm setting up the necessary machinery to accept payment in CyberBucks from the DigiCash exeriment in online payment. If you would like to pay for TimeTracker using DigiCash, just click here to be queried for 5 CyberBucks.
If you don't have that many CyberBucks, you might just try it for 10 CyberCents by clicking here.
A lot of people have found bugs in TimeTracker. A lot of people are interested in further versions, suggestions for new ways to use it and so on. A few are even willing to do some work to help me test it. So, I have two mailing lists set up:
Archives are stored on aun.uninett.no, in the directory "drifts-data/postlister/arkiv", in mailbox format. Older archives use the "timex" name.
You can view the files directly, but I don't recommend it.
(Yes, I want to take time to install a HyperMail archive facility. But time is what I haven't got - sorry 'bout that!)
The following people have all contributed code or patches to TimeTracker.
It is surely not an exhaustive list - I apologize in advance for any people I have forgotten to include. This has been a LONG project!
Too many people to list them all pointed out elementary errors in my code and gave hints for increasing portability.
E-mail (for bug reports and so on):
Harald Tveit Alvestrand <Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no>
Physical (for pizzas)
Harald Tveit Alvestrand Weidemanns vei 27 7043 TRONDHEIM NORWAY