Please visit https://workrave.org for more information.
- Windows: download from https://workrave.org/download
- Ubuntu: install with the "Ubuntu Software" application. (Note: not working with wayland on Ubuntu 17.10)
- Ubuntu (and derivatives) Linux latest version:
Add this PPA to your Software Sources
either in the Ubuntu Software application, or from the terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rob-caelers/workrave sudo apt-get update
- Arch Linux users: use
sudo pacman -S workraveto install from the community repository
- Ubuntu and Debian users:
sudo apt-get install workrave
- FreeBSD users:
pkg install workrave
This document only discusses compilation on Unix (like OSes).
Information on how to compile Workrave on Windows can be found in
build/cmake/README(native compilation on windows) and
build/win32/README(cross-compilation on Linux)
Read the 'INSTALL' file for more detailed directions on compilation on Unix and OSX.
Workrave requires that development packages of at least the following software are installed. The version numbers mentioned have been tested during development.
- GLib (2.16.0)
- GLibmm (2.19.3)
- Gtk (2.16.0)
- Gtkmm (2.16.0)
- Atk (1.20)
- Pango (1.22.0)
- Pangomm (2.14.0)
- Cairo (1.2.4)
- Cairomm (1.6.4)
- DBus (1.0.2)
- DBus-Glib (0.78)
- GConf (2.13.5)
- GConfmm (2.22.0)
- GStreamer (0.10.10)
- Libsigc++ (2.0.2)
- Autoconf with Autoconf Macro Archive (2012.04.04)
Optionally, the following packages are required for gnome support.
- ORbit (2.14.10)
- Bonobo (2.15.0)
- panel-applet (2.19.3)
For OS X, the following steps will install sufficient packages
- Install Homebrew
brew install gettext intltool gobject-introspection autoconf-archive gtk+ gtk-mac-integration gtkmm3
brew link --force gettext libffi
Show timers applet in Cinnamon
To make timers visible you need to explicitly add Workrave applet to a panel. In the other case only workrave icon is shown.
Have a look at the contrib directory to get a little insight into the different scripting possibilities!
- Workrave uses dconf to store its configuration.
dconf-editorcan be used to explore and manipulate the values - be careful!
- Workrave can receive dbus signals. Explore by having a look at the example python script or viewing in
qdbusviewer(part of the
qttools5-dev-toolspackage in Ubuntu).
In both of these, workrave is found under the