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@dbarashev dbarashev released this Apr 18, 2018 · 827 commits to master since this release


We published a hotfix build 2262 which fixes annoying usability issue. Besides, there is better handling of mouse clicks in the table and a couple of localization fixes.

Release Highlights

GanttProject 2.8.7 makes mouse wheel behavior more consistent. Now wheel rotation scrolls vertically no matter if mouse is over task table or over chart. When Shift is hold, wheel rotation scrolls horizontally and when Ctrl is hold wheel changes zooming level.


The list of closed tickets is available on release milestone page


Japanese and Catalan translations were significantly updated, and there are minor updates in some other translations.

Installation notes and system requirements

GanttProject 2.8.7 requires Java Runtime version 7 or higher. We recommend using the latest Java Runtime from Oracle.


Provided that Java Runtime is installed, it is enough to run the installer executable and complete the wizard steps to install GanttProject.

Reports from anti-virus software
Some anti-virus programs may report viruses in the installer. This is a known issue which happens to installers very often. It doesn't mean that the file is infected, it rather means that antivirus engine have seen malware packed using similar installer.

File ganttproject-2.8.7-r2262.exe was checked by VirusTotal and at the moment of writing this no anti-virus engines reported positive results (which is good).

If your engine reports positive result, this is most likely a false positive, provided that the file which you downloaded is the original one. You can check if you downloaded the original file by checking its MD5 checksum. The original checksum of ganttproject-2.8.7-r2262.exe is fa2497a09a3b857dc99b1a545014a0f5 (case insensitive).

If you can't or don't want to run program which your antivirus engine considers as infected, we recommend using ZIP distribution. It involves no native code (except for Java machine) and doesn't require Administrator priveleges.


Provided that Java Runtime is installed, it is enough to drag GanttProject application into Applications.

Ubuntu/Mint/ other Debian-based Linux distros

Install deb package using your system software/package management tools.

ZIP distro

Provided that java command is available in the command line, it is enough to unpack the archive and run launcher script from ganttproject-2.8.7-r2262 folder. Read more detailed instructions on the Wiki pages.

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