@dbarashev dbarashev released this Aug 21, 2018 · 29 commits to BRANCH_2_8_9 since this release

Release Highlights

GanttProject 2.8.9 is a maintenance update which fixes a number of bugs, mostly in the user interface. Worth noticing bugfixes:

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

Installation notes and system requirements

GanttProject 2.8.9 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-2.8.9-r2335.exe was checked by VirusTotal and at the moment of writing this no 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-2.8.9-r2335.exe is 4781e2e980ed033326f03ae8dd5672a8 (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-2.8.9-r2335 folder. Read more detailed instructions on the Wiki pages.

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