KDE activity tracking

Jonah Benton jbenton at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 18:35:05 BST 2005

Ah, thanks for the pointer, Lauri. I think I had seen this app a while
ago, but I certainly hadn't noticed the virtual desktop-based auto
time tracking. That's a nice feature. And often I do organize work
into desktops, though not really as a discipline.

I think I still want to find a way to also record window activations
and keypresses- but now I can at least look and see what KArm is
doing, and see if there are additional monitoring capabilities to
build on.

Thanks again!


On 6/20/05, Lauri Watts <lauri at kde.org> wrote:
> On Saturday 18 June 2005 19.15, Jonah Benton wrote:
> > Greetings,
> >
> > I apologize if this topic is covered somewhere in documentation. Some
> > cursory google searching didn't reveal any solutions.
> >
> > I use KDE, write software for a living, and spend 12 hours a day or
> > more on my laptop. I'm getting tired of manual time tracking (I bill
> > on 10 minute increments). Working from a generated log of my UI
> > actions would probably be more efficient, at least as a starting
> > point.
> >
> > e.g. a log of window activation events with timestamps, possibly with
> > counts of keyboard presses, and with some application-specific lower
> > level event detail- would make it easier to automate tracking at the
> > level of detail I need.
> Karm in kdepim can do most of what you want.
> It can track at least when you are using a specific virtual desktop, which is
> how I use it to sort out what's billable time and what's not.  It takes a
> little discipline to keep projects apart (and don't forget to have a 'spare'
> one that's not attached to any project or client, for when you're just
> messing about, or idle, although it will back you out if you forget and leave
> the machine with a 'project' desktop focused)  Lots of reporting
> possibilities, subtasks, all sorts of useful things.
> Regards,
> --
> Lauri Watts
> KDE Documentation: http://docs.kde.org
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