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Cronopete's main windowCurrent version: 3.15.2

Cronopete is a Linux clone of Time Machine, the backup utility for Mac from Apple. It aims to mimic it as closely as possible.

The name comes from anacronopete ("who flies through time"), which is a time machine featured in the novel from Enrique Gaspar y Rimbaud, and published in 1887 (eight years before than H.G. Wells'Time Machine).

History of versions

  • Version 3.15.2 (2013/11/02)
  • Fixed galician translation
  • Removed the access to GTK from several threads
  • The CANCEL button when choosing a folder to (or not) backup now works
  • Now doesn't fail if pressing the ACCEPT button in the folder selection dialog without a folder selected
  • Now removes the wellcome message also if the user shows the configuration dialog
  • Version 3.15.1 (2013/10/27)
  • Changed Vala version to 0.18 to keep compatibility with Ubuntu 13.04
  • Version 3.15.0 (2013/10/27)
  • Now doesn't hang when trying to set the partition type during disk formating
  • Changed the schema path from apps.cronopete to org.rastersoft.cronopete to be compliant with the Gnome rules (requires reconfiguration!!!)
  • Removed formating in ReiserFS; now only formats in Ext4, but still supports ReiserFS if formated manually by the user
  • Allows to show the non-usb disks directly from the interface
  • Now automounts the drive during launch
  • Build system migrated to Autovala+CMake
  • The code now uses the data automatically detected by Autovala
  • Version 3.14.0 (2013/06/15)
  • Fixed the refresh bug when the timer line has to do a big jump.
  • Version 3.13.0 (2013/06/09)
  • Fixed picture refresh bug in the file restoring system.
  • Fixed bug when formating external drives without partition table.
  • Removed several deprecated calls.
  • Version 3.12.0 (2013/05/11)
  • Fixed a bug when trying to do a backup in a disk 100% full.
  • Version 3.11.0 (2013/05/05)
  • Added a delay to avoid failure launch in Gnome Shell
  • Fixed return value in DRAW y EXPOSE-EVENT callbacks
  • Version 3.10.0 (2013/01/27)
  • Fixed colors in symbolic icons.
  • Version 3.9.0
  • Development version
  • Version 3.8.0/1 (2013/01/20)
  • Fixed the scroll and the icons in the restore interface.
  • Fixed the background painting in the restore interface.
  • Added texts in the buttons of the restore interface.
  • Fixed compilation under Gtk2.
  • Added .deb packages for Gtk2.
  • Version 3.7.0
  • Development version
  • Version 3.6.0 (2012/12/21)
  • New restoring interface
  • Allows to use internal, non-removable drives (for testing)
  • Added new icons based in the -symbolic standard
  • Fixed the bug that made the restore window to grow each time the user changed the folder
  • Changed DBus bus from com.backup.cronopete to com.rastersoft.cronopete
  • Version 3.5.0
  • Development version
  • Version 3.4.6 (2012/10/28)
  • The configuration icon in Elementary will keep in the icon window
  • Removed sleep during startup because, with libappnotify, it's not needed
  • Now doesn't recreate the menu in the system bar each time something changes, but takes advantage of the capabilities of libappindicator (when used)
  • Version 3.4.5 (2012/10/17)
  • Added D-Bus activation, to launch Cronopete when opening the configuration icon
  • CMake files modified to ensure that the autostart file is copied in the right place even when using a non-standard folder
  • Included the Vala CMake files
  • Added control files for PPA repositories with DEB packages for Ubuntu and Elementary OS
  • Version 3.4.0 (2012/10/13)
  • Simplified messages
  • New graphics
  • Added a progress bar for each file being restored
  • Now uses GConf to store the configuration
  • Now shows only external devices when asking for a drive
  • Added a .PLUG file for Elementary OS compatibility
  • Allows to show or hide the icon in the main bar
  • Changed to CMake
  • Optional support for libappindicator
  • Version 3.3.0
  • Development version
  • Version 3.2.0 (2012/09/09)
  • Now compiles with Vala 0.16 (compatible with Debian)
  • Now new disks are formatted right, without returning a false error
  • Disks are also formatted when the access rights are incorrect
  • Added icons in windows and in window manager
  • Now it uses asynchronous calls when restoring files, instead of a thread
  • Reduced FPS in clock animation to reduce CPU usage
  • Added a "Restored ended successfully" message at the end of file restoration
  • Now also shows the date in the windows titlebar during file restoring
  • Updated animation during restoring to do it more efficient and smooth when not having GPU acceleration
  • Version 3.1.0
  • Development version
  • Version 3.0.0 (2011-12-25)
  • Added support for GTK3 (GTK2 still supported)
  • Now preserves the file extension when restoring a file
  • Version 2.3.0 (2011-12-02)
  • Allows to launch the restoring files and settings interfaces from the applications menu (useful for desktops without system tray)
  • Added DBus remote control
  • Icon cache in restoring interface to make it faster
  • Version 2.2.0 (2011-11-18)
  • Fixed a core dump when unmounting the hard disk after launching the restore interface.
  • It made a window capture when changing the restore view to list or icons. Fixed.
  • Version 2.1.0 (2011-11-13)
  • Little modification to ensure that the zoom effect works better in slow computers.
  • Version 2.0.0 (2011-11-11)
  • Added an interface to restore files.
  • Version 1.3.0 (2011-10-23)
  • Cronopete closes when trying to format a NTFS-formated external drive. Fixed.
  • Version 1.2.0 (2011-10-07)
  • Keeps the modification date and time of folders in the backup
  • Version 1.1.0 (2011-09-17)
  • Allows to set the time interval between backups
  • Allows to choose the installation folder in the Makefile
  • Fixed a bug that produced a clock skew of five minutes; now the backups are done precisely at time
  • Now the popup menu is shown under the main bar, not over it
  • Some little adjustments in the interface
  • Version 1.0.0 (2011-09-04)
  • First public version

Download section

Package in .DEB format (for Debian, Ubuntu,etc) Cronopete 3.15.2 (32bits)

Package in .DEB format (for Debian, Ubuntu,etc) Cronopete 3.15.2 (64bits)

Package in .DEB format (for Debian, Ubuntu,etc) Cronopete-gtk2 3.15.2 (32bits)

Package in .DEB format (for Debian, Ubuntu,etc) Cronopete-gtk2 3.15.2 (64bits)

GIT repository:

PPA repository: ppa:rastersoft-gmail/cronopetedev