Workrave

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Workrave
Workrave logo.svg
Workrave1.8.5customsettings xfce4therapy.png
Initial release 2002; 14 years ago (2002)
Stable release 1.10.5 (available from select outlets only; see article) / December 9, 2014 (2014-12-09)
Written in C++ (Gtkmm)
Operating system Linux, Cross-platform[1]
Type Health-related software
Repetitive strain injury
License GNU General Public License
Website www.workrave.org

Workrave is a free software application intended to prevent computer users from developing or aggravating occupational diseases such as carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive strain injuries, or myopia.

The software periodically locks the screen while showing an animated character, “Miss Workrave”, walks the user through various stretching exercises,[2][3][4] urges them to take a coffee break and sets a daily work time limit after which it automatically triggers an action, such as supend the machine.[5]

The program is cross-platform, and dependent on the GTK+ graphical widget toolkit, and also on other GNOME libraries on Linux.[1] It is also available for Microsoft Windows.

Workrave Unity Integration on Ubuntu 16.04

Latest stable release[edit]

As of December 2014: The official Workrave website implies that the latest stable Workrave release is 1.10, but this is incorrect. In fact, the latest stable release for Linux is 1.10.5,[6] and the latest stable release for Windows is 1.10.1.[7][needs update] The Windows uninstaller was broken in 1.10 and fixed in 1.10.1.[8]

Similar software[edit]

Similar RSI-prevention utilities include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Workrave: Developer information
  2. ^ Ryan Cartwright (2008-05-28). "Workrave : combating RSI the free software way". Free Software Magazine. The Open Company Partners. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  3. ^ David A. Harding (2007-10-03). "Workrave fights repetitive strain injuries". Linux.com. SourceForge, Inc. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  4. ^ Jono Bacon (2004-05-05). "Repetitive software injury". O'Reilly ONLamp Blog. Blog of O'Reilly Media, Inc. Retrieved 2008-08-25. 
  5. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions". www.workrave.org. Retrieved 2016-05-17. 
  6. ^ "Releases - rcaelers/workrave". GitHub. Retrieved 2014-12-19. 
  7. ^ "Workrave - Browse /workrave at SourceForge.net". SourceForge website. Dice Holdings. Retrieved 2014-12-19. 
  8. ^ "Workrave 1.10.1 README". Retrieved 2015-03-18. 

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