@dbarashev dbarashev released this May 19, 2018 · 214 commits to BRANCH_2_8_X since this release

Release Highlights

GanttProject 2.8.8 fixes a number of bugs and improves usability, import/export functions, compatibility with macOS and with the latest Java 10 Runtime.

The full list of closed issues is available from the milestone page.

Installation notes and system requirements

GanttProject 2.8.8 requires Java Runtime version 7 or higher. We recommend using the latest Java Runtime from Oracle.

Windows

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-2.8.8-r2308.exe was checked by VirusTotal and at the moment of writing this only 1 out of 61 engines reported positive results (which is good).

If your anti-virus software 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-2.8.8-r2308.exe is b23b1f62368ac95b12b7283420ea98fc (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.

Mac OSX

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-2.8.8-r2308 folder. Read more detailed instructions on the Wiki pages.

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