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* Update readme to reflect current project status
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Hamster - The Gnome Time Tracker

Hamster is time tracking for individuals. It helps you to keep track of how much time you have spent during the day on activities you choose to track.

IMPORTANT Project Hamster is undergoing a period of major transition. Unless someone steps up to the task, this repository will remain unmaintained as the majority of our resources are directed to a rewrite (repositories: hamster-lib/dbus/cli/gtk). Whilst you may leave bug reports and feature request with the issue tracker, please be warned that fixes at the current codebase will most likely stay unfixed and PR unmerged. Feature request will be reevaluated once the new codebase takes though.


You can use the usually stable master or download stable releases.


Debian-based: apt-get install gettext intltool python-gconf python-xdg gir1.2-gconf-2.0 python-dbus

RPM-based: yum install gettext intltool gnome-python2-gconf dbus-python


./waf configure build --prefix=/usr
sudo ./waf install

If you upgraded from an existing installation make sure to kill the running daemons:

pkill -f hamster-service
pkill -f hamster-windows-service

Now restart your panels/docks and you should be able to add Hamster!

Migrating from hamster-applet

Previously Hamster was installed everywhere under hamster-applet. As the applet is long gone, the paths and file names have changed to hamster-time-tracker. To clean up previous installs follow these steps:

git checkout d140d45f105d4ca07d4e33bcec1fae30143959fe
./waf configure build --prefix=/usr
sudo ./waf uninstall


  1. Fork this project
  2. Create a topic branch - git checkout -b my_branch
  3. Push to your branch - git push origin my_branch
  4. Submit a Pull Request with your branch
  5. That's it!

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