Previously I used Hamster Time Tracker and it’s GNOME Shell extension, it’s a great tool for task and time tracking. When i was reinstalling the operating system of my main desktop computer I saw that these applications were missing, so some handwork was going to be needed.
After some investigation I was able to install both applications in my Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish). To achieve this I had to download the source code and build each of them before installing. Although it’s not a hard task I like to automate all the tasks I can, so I released a GitLab snippet with an installation Bash script that can be executed remotely.
To install Hamster Time Tracker only:
$ curl https://gitlab.com/snippets/1799775/raw | bash
To install Hamster Time Tracker and the GNOME shell extension:
$ curl https://gitlab.com/snippets/1799775/raw | bash -s gnome