Probably I downloaded not the most recent binary version, due to sourceforge misleading notice. When you enter the "files" section, it tells that 0.98 is the latest. However inside "projecttimer" directory a version 0.98b is visible. Funny that all people download the other one.
If you want to fix it, please enter the "files" section as admin and press the icon with "i" next to the most recent download. Then it is possible to mark it as default.
Answering the other ticket: I'll check if now the binary and svn versions match.