Bug 1415781 - Hamster doesn't show start and stop times entries and start / stop buttons
Summary: Hamster doesn't show start and stop times entries and start / stop buttons
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hamster-time-tracker
Version: 25
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ankur Sinha (FranciscoD)
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: 1523099
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-01-23 17:18 UTC by Eric Lavarde
Modified: 2017-12-12 10:47 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2017-12-12 10:47:21 UTC
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Description Eric Lavarde 2017-01-23 17:18:30 UTC
Description of problem:
I was a happy hamster user under RHEL 7 and moved recently to Fedora 25, where Hamster can't be used.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
$ rpm -q hamster-time-tracker gnome-shell
(Fedora 25 updated today)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Alt+F2
2. type hamster + <Enter>

Actual results:
The window is completely emtpy, there is no way to start / stop tracking time.

Expected results:
As in RHEL 7, there is a dialog to start tracking time on a pre-defined project and then a button to stop tracking.

Additional info:
- pressing the + button to add previous times, there is no more start and stop times entries in the dialog, and there is no way to stop the entry from the GUI.
- hamster doesn't appear anymore in the Top Icons Plus shell extension as tray icon.
- start, stop, etc seem to work fine from the command line but that's not really practicable...
- doesn't seem to be a Wayland issue as it looks exactly the same when starting Gnome from Xorg.

Comment 1 Nick Fenwick 2017-02-25 02:49:32 UTC
I am completely mystified by this also, perhaps we face the same issue.  I'm migrating from an Ubuntu 16.04 laptop to my Fedora 25 desktop, I have tried the normal repository version and also what seems to be a different build at http://s390.koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=471063 just in case that would be different.


I simply cannot see how to record time periods any more.  The Save button on the Add Previous Activity button is greyed out and there is no way to enter times or dates.  See http://i.imgur.com/562iJxS.png

I also find the Gnome 3 shell extension https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/425/project-hamster-extension/ installs without error but nothing appears, and it's not visible in the Tweak Tool's list of Extensions, although the extensions site does show the 'On' indicator, and I can change it to 'Off' and get the normal Uninstall dialog popup.

I can use the command line interface as Eric says above but of course that's not practical long term.

What's going on?

I happen to have an old hamster-time-tracker-1.03.2-1.fc18.x86_64.rpm in my downloads dir which installs and works fine (so far) on fc25, I'll use that for now.

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Comment 3 Fedora End Of Life 2017-12-12 10:47:21 UTC
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