I know the title sounds a little strange but hear me out. The time tracking software I use for work doesn’t work on Wayland, unless I’m using Gnome as my DE. They have an extension that allows it to work in this case. Personally, I don’t enjoy Gnome on my desktop (I use it on my laptop). Is there a way for me to get the functionality that this extension provides on KDE so that I can use Wayland on my desktop as well?

Time tracking software:

Linux install script:

EDIT: I have included more files in the codeberg repo. I hope this helps.

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    Looks useful. So this software detects how long you spend on what app?

    This may be compositor dependent but just a guess. Thats a problem of Wayland (currently)

    The port will be huge and just making the extension run not enough.

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      Pretty much. My company has it set to track the following:

      • Periodic screenshots
      • Mouse and keyboard activity
      • Apps used
      • URLs visited

      All of this is combined to determine how active you were (as a percentage), you can then try and determine how much time was spent on productive vs non-productive work. However, we use it as a glorified timesheet.

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        1 month ago

        If the tracking software is open source what is stopping employees from changing source code to their advantage ?

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          It’s not open source. I just added it to codeberg for easy sharing to ask this question

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        I dont think they actually take screenshots, do they? That would be awfully inefficient. You can get the window titles in better ways.

        the URL stuff should use a browser extension to tell them that name.

        If that app really takes screenshots and extracts URLs from them, it is pretty overcomplex. But that improves platform-independence a lot