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Alternative to Gnome Schedule? (Solved)

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 2:27 pm
by xox101
As per title...I am looking for an alternative to Gnome Schedule for Mint 18.1 Cinnamon. I do not want to try and teach my 80 year old father how to set up a cron job! Tried installing Gnome Schedule but although it installed supposedly, it does not show up in the Menu.

Suggestions please.

Re: Alternative to Gnome Schedule?

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 2:46 pm
by kukamuumuka
https://askubuntu.com/questions/785657/ ... untu-16-04
However, at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... omments/23, Kartik (kartik-arora95) has kindly compiled a .deb package for version 2.3.0 of Gnome Schedule that is reportedly working for Ubuntu 16.04. Download the .deb package provided at the aforementioned link and then install it using:

sudo dpkg -i gnome-schedule_2.3.0-0ubuntu16.04_amd64.deb
You can make a custom launcher

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#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open
[Desktop Entry]
Categories=System;
Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/gnome-schedule/gnome-schedule.svg
Exec=/usr/bin/gnome-schedule
Type=Application
StartupNotify=true
Terminal=false

Re: Alternative to Gnome Schedule?

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 3:02 pm
by xox101
We must have been reading that thread at the same time! Got it working now thanks.

Re: Alternative to Gnome Schedule? (Solved)

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:32 pm
by dkebler
Tired to compile from source in 18.04, no luck missing too many pieces.

But the .deb file above works in 18.04/19.1!! Locations slightly different

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Icon=/usr/local/share/pixmaps/gnome-schedule/gnome-schedule.svg
Exec=/usr/local/bin/gnome-schedule