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Rachota bundled in Fedora Linux

We are very proud to announce that Rachota Timetracker was selected from variety of other open source time tracking tools and it was added [1] to Fedora - Red Hat's free Linux distribution as a new package. Final release of Fedora 17 is scheduled for May 8th, 2012.

[1] https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/acls/name/rachota

Posted by Jiri Kovalsky 2012-01-17

Data loss in the last week of year fixed

We recommend all Rachota users who must track their time during the last week of every year to download the latest build #111229 [1] of Rachota 2.3 or development version 2.4. The problem [2] causing loss of all data in the 52th week has been finally fixed.

[1] https://sourceforge.net/projects/rachota/files/latest/download
[2] http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=3146168

Thanks for your patience and all bug reports.... read more

Posted by Jiri Kovalsky 2011-12-29

Rachota 2.3 released

I am pleased to inform you that Rachota 2.3 was released today!

Version 2.3 introduces brand new report/invoice generation wizard, finally allows to manually edit measured time, features reminder service + hibernation support and contains several other handy enhancements demanded by the big community of Rachota timetracker users. For more information, see the 2.3 release plan: https://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/rachota/index.php?title=Rachota_2.3_Concept... read more

Posted by Jiri Kovalsky 2010-09-20

New invoice/report generation wizard UI spec

The last remaining feature planned for Rachota 2.3 (enhanced reporting capability) is going to be implemented. If you want to provide your opinion on the new wizard take a look at the functional specification [1] and send your feedback to Rachota users list [2] as soon as possible!

[1] https://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/rachota/index.php?title=Reporting_Specification_2.3
[2] rachota-users@lists.sourceforge.net... read more

Posted by Jiri Kovalsky 2010-02-26

Manual editing of task time implemented!

Finally, after years of struggling and resistance :-) I finished implementation of RFE #2812242 [1] and since today's Rachota 2.3 development build #100205 it is possible to manually edit time of tasks. Just select a task and invoke "Task > Correct duration" from main menu.

[1] https://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=2812242

I would appreciate any feedback on this new build, because it also contains new reminder service, new hibernation support or some main window appearance optimizations. For more information please consult Rachota 2.3 concept page [2].... read more

Posted by Jiri Kovalsky 2010-02-05

Rachota 2.3 concept created

New version of Rachota timetracker is being drafted. The concept [1] was compiled from whole user feedback last week and now we are gathering comments on the plan. If you want to influence Rachota 2.3 release, don't hesitate and send your feedback to our users list [2].

[1] http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/rachota/index.php?title=Rachota_2.3_Concept
[2] rachota-users@lists.sourceforge.net... read more

Posted by Jiri Kovalsky 2009-08-18

Rachota Timetracker 2.2 Build #090521 Released

Rachota is a portable application for timetracking different projects. It runs everywhere. It displays time data in diagram form, creates customized HTML reports or analyses measured data and suggests hints to improve user's time usage. The totally portable yet personal timetracker.

Rachota 2.2 build #090521 has the following CHANGES:

FEATURE ENHANCEMENTS:
1) It is possible to adjust start time of current day via "Tools > Adjust start ti&me ..." menu item. (RFE #1991673)
2) Task activity events are either logged automatically (if "Log task events" system option is set) or manually via "Task > Add note" menu item. (RFE #2061063)
3) Rachota understands ESC as "No" in dialog asking user whether active task should be kept measured on exit. (RFE #2013613)... read more

Posted by Jiri Kovalsky 2009-05-22

Rachota Timetracker 2.2 Released

Rachota is a portable application for timetracking different projects. It runs everywhere. It displays time data in diagram form, creates customized HTML reports and provides suggestions on better time use. The totally portable yet personal timetracker.

Rachota 2.2 introduces two main brand new features: Analytics view and Projects tab in History view. Analytics view analyses measured data of Rachota user and provides suggestions for improvements. In addition to that it also shows a comparison chart with working times of user and other Rachota users. This data is taken from Rachota Analytics server and is available only if user shares own data with others. Projects tab shows a breakdown of tasks by projects (i.e. keywords assigned to tasks). User can see how much time individual projects take, how many tasks they contain or their average status and priority with pie charts. ... read more

Posted by Jiri Kovalsky 2008-04-12

New screenshots of Rachota 2.2 are live

We are happy to announce that new screenshots of Rachota 2.2 were published today. Take a look at new Analytics view, Projects breakdown, Time Usage chart and much more here:

https://sourceforge.net/project/screenshots.php?group_id=144949

Enjoy!
Rachota project team

Posted by Jiri Kovalsky 2008-02-29

Rachota Timetracker 2.2 Preview Build #080206 Released

Rachota is a portable application for timetracking different projects. It runs everywhere. It displays time data in diagram form, creates customized HTML reports and provides suggestions on better time use. The totally portable yet personal timetracker.

Rachota 2.2 introduces two main brand new features: Analytics view and Projects tab in History view. Analytics view analyses measured data of Rachota user and provides suggestions for improvements. In addition to that it also shows a comparison chart with working times of user and other Rachota users. This data is taken from Rachota Analytics server and is available only if user shares own data with others. Projects tab shows a breakdown of tasks by projects (i.e. keywords assigned to tasks). User can see how much time individual projects take, how many tasks they contain or their average status and priority with pie charts.... read more

Posted by Jiri Kovalsky 2008-02-07

Rachota Timetracker 2.1 Build #071011 Released

Rachota is a portable application for timetracking different projects. It runs everywhere. It displays time data in diagram form and creates customized HTML reports. The totally portable yet personal timetracker.

Rachota 2.1 build #071011 has the following CHANGES:

FEATURE ENHANCEMENTS:
1) It is possible to exit Rachota using popup menu from the system tray. (RFE #1786189)

BUG FIXES:
1) Task is automatically started even if it was created using a system tray popup menu. (bug #1784965)... read more

Posted by Jiri Kovalsky 2007-10-11

Rachota Timetracker 2.1 Build #070803 Released

Rachota is a portable application for timetracking different projects. It runs everywhere. It displays time data in diagram form and creates customized HTML reports. The totally portable yet personal timetracker.

Rachota 2.1 build #070803 has the following CHANGES:

FEATURE ENHANCEMENTS:
1) The HTML report now includes number of working days.
2) A double click on any non-idle task from past days copies it to the current day upon user's confirmation.... read more

Posted by Muster 2007-08-04

Rachota Timetracker 2.1 Build #070711 Released

Rachota is a portable application for timetracking different projects. It runs on Windows, Linux and Mac. It displays time data in diagram form and creates customized HTML reports.

Rachota 2.1 build #070711 has the following CHANGES:

FEATURE ENHANCEMENTS:
1) Comparison of productive vs. wasted time.
There is a new "time usage" chart type available on Times tab in the History view. Each day highlights in three colors how much time was spent on private tasks (blue), how much time was spent on work (grey) and how much time was wasted - idle time (cyan).... read more

Posted by Muster 2007-07-12

Rachota 2.1 featured in Office Magazine (Italy)

Rachota is a portable application for timetracking different projects. It runs on Windows, Linux, Solaris and Mac. It displays time data in diagram form and creates customized HTML reports.

Rachota 2.1 was featured in Office Magazine (Italy) (link: http://www.edmaster.it/?p=prodotti&idcat=3&idprod=6\).

Check out the July/August edition, page 92 and CD-ROM!

Jirka & Sören
Rachota project team
04/July/2007

Posted by Muster 2007-07-11

Rachota Timetracker 2.1 Build #070603 Released

Rachota is a portable application for timetracking different projects. It runs on Windows, Linux and Mac. It displays time data in diagram form and creates customized HTML reports.

Rachota 2.1 build #070603 has the following CHANGES:

BUG FIXES:
1) Night shift support.
When no task was running and only idle time was measured Rachota didn't copy tasks or at least switch days.

Download Rachota at: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/rachota/rachota_21.jar?use_mirror=osdn
FAQ, documentation and more can be found at the Rachota home page: http://rachota.sourceforge.net/ ... read more

Posted by Muster 2007-06-04

Rachota Timetracker 2.1 Build #070529 Released

Rachota is a portable application for timetracking different projects. It runs on Windows, Linux and Mac. It displays time data in diagram form and creates customized HTML reports.

Rachota 2.1 build #070529 has the following CHANGES:

FEATURE ENHANCEMENTS:
1) Diary backup and recovery.
Rachota creates a backup of the current diary file that is by default refreshed every 10 minutes. If the diary file is corrupted on startup, the user is asked if the backup should be used instead. The backup interval can be changed in the settings.cfg file via 'backupAge' switch.
2) System tray icon always visible.
Rachota's icon is always visible in the operating system tray for consistency and improved usability. This feature has been implemented for users of virtual desktops.... read more

Posted by Muster 2007-05-30

Rachota 2.1 build #070325: Time can be displayed in title

First of all I want to quickly address some things. We steadily develop Rachota and publish new builds. Until now this went a bit unnoticed for lack of communication. Therefore, starting today, we will publish a news item for every new build.

Your feedback is appreciated. If you want to let us know of your needs, please use the mailing list, the forum, feature request or bug report function. Many thanks to those that already gave a lot of helpful feedback and helped to push the project forward!... read more

Posted by Muster 2007-03-28

Rachota 2.1 released

We are proud to announce immediate public availability of Rachota 2.1, a tool for precise tracking of human work at computer. Rachota 2.1 contains the following improvements:

1. Improved navigation
* system tray support
* week/month forward/backward buttons
* go to any date calendar dialog
* double click a day column to display its plan

2. Others
* measuring idle time
* view past entries
* keyword completion
* additional types of regular tasks... read more

Posted by Jiri Kovalsky 2007-01-24

Rachota project has new web

We are proud to announce that Rachota project has a brand new web site since today. It is localized to English, German and Czech initially and allows newcomers to try out Rachota right from the demo page. We encourage everybody to take a look at the redesigned web right away and provide us with any feedback:

http://rachota.sourceforge.net

If you want to contribute a translation to your language, we would appreciate it very much!

Posted by Jiri Kovalsky 2006-12-12

Rachota 2.0 released

I am proud to announce immediate public availability of Rachota 2.0 FCS build, tool for precise tracking of human work at computer. This release features both day view on planned tasks and history view providing analysis of data measured in the past plus generation of HTML reports.

If you want to see short 3-steps demo how to get started, take a look here: http://rachota.sourceforge.net/demo.html ... read more

Posted by Jiri Kovalsky 2006-01-11

Rachota 2.0 RC released

I am proud to announce immediate public availability of Rachota 2.0 release candidate, tool for precise tracking of human work at computer. This release features both day view on planned tasks and history view providing analysis of data measured in the past plus generation of HTML reports.

If you want to see short 3-steps demo how to get started, take a look here: http://rachota.sourceforge.net/demo.html... read more

Posted by Jiri Kovalsky 2005-09-13

Rachota 2.0 Beta released !

The time has finally come :-) and I have open sourced my time tracking tool that I have been using for 2 years now. Don't waste your time on searching for something else and go download this 2.0 Beta version and please provide your feedback !

I will definitely appreciate both "Wow, that's simply great !" kind of messages :-D and constructive feedback.

Posted by Jiri Kovalsky 2005-08-05

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