GNOME Break Timer

  • Google Summer of Code 2013

GNOME Break Timer is a break timer app for the GNOME desktop. It reminds users to take regular short breaks, as well as longer breaks, to improve their well-being. I created it for Google Summer of Code 2013, with the help of Jasper St. Pierre and Allan Day. It is written in Vala.

This went well as an educational exercise, although I haven’t had an opportunity to work on it much since the initial release. (In retrospect, it would have been better to build the application as part of an existing component, but, live and learn). Recently I have been working on some updates to get the application working with Wayland, and building as a Flatpak. So, watch this space: hopefully I will be able to share some new progress soon.

This went well as an educational exercise, although I haven’t had an opportunity to work on it much since the initial release. (In retrospect, it would have been better to build the application as part of an existing component, but, live and learn). Recently I have been working on some updates to get the application working with Wayland, and building as a Flatpak. So, watch this space: hopefully I will be able to share some new progress soon.