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Best twitter client for linux

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Posted · Original PosterOP

web twitter is kind of broken.
I need a twitter client that is really basic. It should have the following features:

  • Posting tweets
  • reading my timeline
  • minimal UI
  • runs on linux

all the clients I tried have too much bling and bells and whistles, or just don't work properly. Basically I am looking for the reincarnation of destroy twitter.

 

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Not to be rude but people who use Linux use Twitter?


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Not to be rude but people who use Linux use Twitter?

I don't get it?


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web twitter is kind of broken.

I need a twitter client that is really basic. It should have the following features:

  • Posting tweets
  • reading my timeline
  • minimal UI
  • runs on linux

all the clients I tried have too much bling and bells and whistles, or just don't work properly. Basically I am looking for the reincarnation of destroy twitter.

There is one built into Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I'm not sure what it's called


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As far as I am aware in Ubuntu 12.04 it is called Empathy


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Posted · Original PosterOP

There is one built into Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I'm not sure what it's called

As far as I am aware in Ubuntu 12.04 it is called Empathy

 

well I am not runnig ubuntu, and don't know if this empathy is the same empathy, but there is no twitter.

 

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Try updating to a later version of Empathy. Your distributions documentation should cover the steps you need to take.


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Try updating to a later version of Empathy. Your distributions documentation should cover the steps you need to take.

what? I just downloaded that.

Or do you think that the repository I have that from does only have a old version?

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what? I just downloaded that.

Or do you think that the repository I have that from does only have a old version?

 

What distribution are you even running anyway?


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crunchbang 'waldorf'

 

If that isn't the latest version upgrade to that if you can


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I don't get it?

It's kind of a joke implying people who use Linux mostly have no need for social media personal wise. Then again I don't use Twitter so obviously I'm not helping.


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That looks like I want, the only problem is, that it is only on ubuntu and elementary at the moment.

Since Crunchbang is based on Debian, and Ubuntu is as well, it should be a simple process of installing it. The steps for installing on Ubuntu and Crunchbang should be identical. 


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Since Crunchbang is based on Debian, and Ubuntu is as well, it should be a simple process of installing it. The steps for installing on Ubuntu and Crunchbang should be identical. 

No.

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that is

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/birdie-team/stable/ubuntu wheezy maindeb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/birdie-team/stable/ubuntu wheezy main

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$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:birdie-team/stable

Also if you get the ubuntu package from their website you have to go on a mad hunt for dependencies:

jooa@crunchbang:~/downloads$ sudo dpkg -i birdie_0.3+r274-0+pkg12~raring1_amd64.deb Selecting previously unselected package birdie.(Reading database ... 144320 files and directories currently installed.)Unpacking birdie (from birdie_0.3+r274-0+pkg12~raring1_amd64.deb) ...dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of birdie: birdie depends on libdbusmenu-glib4 (>= 0.4.2); however:  Package libdbusmenu-glib4:amd64 is not installed. birdie depends on libgee2 (>= 0.5.0); however:  Package libgee2:amd64 is not installed. birdie depends on libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.35.9); however:  Version of libglib2.0-0:amd64 on system is 2.33.12+really2.32.4-5. birdie depends on libindicate5 (>= 0.4.90); however:  Package libindicate5 is not installed. birdie depends on libpurple0 (>= 1:2.2.0); however:  Package libpurple0 is not installed. birdie depends on librest-0.7-0 (>= 0.7); however:  Package librest-0.7-0:amd64 is not installed. birdie depends on libunity9 (>= 3.4.6); however:  Package libunity9 is not installed. birdie depends on libwnck-3-0 (>= 2.91.6); however:  Package libwnck-3-0 is not installed.dpkg: error processing birdie (--install): dependency problems - leaving unconfiguredProcessing triggers for libglib2.0-0:i386 ...Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:amd64 ...Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme ...Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...Errors were encountered while processing: birdiejooa@crunchbang:~/downloads$
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The other option is to compile from source then. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

The other option is to compile from source then. 

not too keen on that idea with my previous fun I had with compiling stuff from source.

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I just added Birdie, works!

 

@UselessBread, you need to add the dependency apps to get it to work, they're all listed in your attempted install, add them then birdie.


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I just added Birdie, works!

 

@UselessBread, you need to add the dependency apps to get it to work, they're all listed in your attempted install, add them then birdie.

I know. that is just waaay too much work.

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Occupational hazard of using a Linux distribution. 

 

e: You can combine all dependencies into something like:

sudo apt-get install [comma-separated list of dependencies]


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Occupational hazard of using a Linux distribution. 

 

e: You can combine all dependencies into something like:

sudo apt-get install [comma-separated list of dependencies]

doesn't have to be comma seperated, but also gdebi should fetch those from your repositories. If they are not there, which is the case for me, happy hunting for packages.

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Occupational hazard of using a Linux distribution. 

 

e: You can combine all dependencies into something like:

sudo apt-get install [comma-separated list of dependencies]

 

Its not for everyone ;)


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