1.10.5 (available from select outlets only; see article) / December 9, 2014
|Written in||C++ (Gtkmm)|
|Operating system||Linux, Cross-platform|
Repetitive strain injury
|License||GNU General Public License|
The software periodically locks the screen while showing an animated character, “Miss Workrave”, walks the user through various stretching exercises, urges them to take a coffee break and sets a daily work time limit after which it automatically triggers an action, such as suspend the machine.
Latest stable release
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, and the latest stable release for Windows is 1.10.1. The Windows uninstaller was broken in 1.10 and fixed in 1.10.1.
Similar RSI-prevention utilities include:
- pokoy, works on Linux
- RSIBreak maintained by KDE and works on Linux
- AntiRSI, works on Mac OS X
- Wellnomics WorkPace Breaks & Exercises, works on Windows and Mac OS X
- the "Typing Break" feature in MATE which can be enabled in the MATE keyboard preference panel
- 5 Minute Break, works on Windows
- List of repetitive strain injury software
- Workrave: Developer information
- Ryan Cartwright (2008-05-28). "Workrave : combating RSI the free software way". Free Software Magazine. The Open Company Partners. Retrieved 2008-08-24.
- David A. Harding (2007-10-03). "Workrave fights repetitive strain injuries". Linux.com. SourceForge, Inc. Retrieved 2008-08-24.
- Jono Bacon (2004-05-05). "Repetitive software injury". O'Reilly ONLamp Blog. Blog of O'Reilly Media, Inc. Retrieved 2008-08-25.
- "Frequently Asked Questions". www.workrave.org. Retrieved 2016-05-17.
- "Releases - rcaelers/workrave". GitHub. Retrieved 2014-12-19.
- "Workrave - Browse /workrave at SourceForge.net". SourceForge website. Dice Holdings. Retrieved 2014-12-19.
- "Workrave 1.10.1 README". Retrieved 2015-03-18.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Workrave.|
- Official website
- "Operating Your Body at Peak Performance", a Linux Journal column about xwrits, RSIBreak, and Workrave
- Alexander Todorov (2007-09-06). "Workrave–listen to the sheep". Red Hat Magazine. Red Hat, Inc. Retrieved 2008-08-24.
- "How Open Source Saved My Neck", an InternetNews.com column by Sean Michael Kerner about Workrave