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Corebird Twitter Client

Corebird, native GTK+ twitter client, got an update 15 hours ago with compilation and crash fixes. PPA has been updated for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and derivatives.

Corebird 1.4.2 is a small bug-fix release to the 1.4 series, here’s the changelog:

  • Fix a crash when going back from a tweet with media to another tweet with media
  • Fix compilation with –disable-video
  • Decrease log level of UserStream output to debug when no internet connection is present
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How to Install Corebird 1.4.2 in Ubuntu:

I’ve made the new release into PPA (unofficial) available for Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 16.10.

1. Run the following command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/corebird

corebird-ppa

2. Then upgrade it via Software Updater if you have a previous release installed.

upgrade corebird

Or run the commands to install / upgrade the app:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install corebird

For those who don’t want to add PPA, grab the DEB package from the PPA page.

In addition, for those using the GetDeb repository Corebird is also available here.

Corebird Twitter Client

Corebird, an open-source and native GTK+ twitter client, has reached the 1.4 release a few hours ago with some enhancements and bug-fixes.

The changes in Corebird 1.4 according to the release page:

  • Images in quoted tweets now look more like they actually belong to the quoted tweet instead of the quoting tweet.
  • Allow deleting tweets from the tweet info page and not just from timelines.
  • Fix the user completion not showing all possible results
  • Focus the already opened window for an account if the account gets selected in the accounts popover
  • Avoid window resizing when typing in the Direct Message text box
  • Add ‘q’ accelerator to tweet rows for quoting
  • Add spellchecking. This add a dependency to gspell
  • Increase gtk+ dependency to 3.18 to get rid of some workarounds.
  • Increase avatar size in profiles and slightly overlap them over the banner. Also, always show the full banner.
  • Fix completion popup positioning under Wayland
  • Add experimental meson build files
  • Fix some videos not playing correctly
  • Add a minimal video progress indicator to the video dialog
  • Fix the retweet/favorite count updating in the tweet info page

Corebird 1.2

How to Install Corebird 1.4 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint:

The new release has been made into unofficial PPA, available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Linux Min 18 and derivatives. Spellcheck feature disabled due to build error.

Tip: The GetDeb repository also maintains the Corebird packages, see here.

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/corebird

Type in your password (no visual feedback) when it asks and hit Enter.

corebird-ppa

2. Then update and install Corebird 1.4 via commands:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install corebird

If you have a previous release installed, you can also launch Software Updater to upgrade the software after checking for updates:

upgrade corebird

Or grab the .deb package directly from PPA archive page.

How to Uninstall:

To remove Corebird, simply run the command below in terminal:

sudo apt remove corebird && sudo apt autoremove

The PPA can be removed by going to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

Corebird Twitter Client

The GTK 3 twitter application Corebird 1.3.3 has been released. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.10, and/or Ubuntu 16.04.

Corebird 1.3.3 changelog:

  • Support longer tweets in a few more places
  • Properly escape ampersand characters in user mentions to fix GtkLabel warnings about wrong escape characters in tooltips
  • Fix tweet length calculations for whitespace-only tweets
  • Check for duplicated entries in media arrays. This is apparently a problem on Twitter’s side but led to crashes in Corebird
  • Use the correct nsfw status of a tweet, i.e. the one that can actually show images.
  • Fix a crash when sending a tweet with multiple images attached
  • Fix tweet length calculation of quote tweets. This previously led to tweets getting rejected by the server even though Corebird claimed they were fine.
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Corebird with Numix GTK theme

How to install/upgrade Corebird 1.3.3:

For Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, and Linux Mint 18, follow the steps below to install or upgrade this native Linux twitter client via PPA:

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/corebird

corebird-ppa

2. Then upgrade Corebird from a previous release via Software Updater:

upgrade corebird 1.3.1

Or install it for the first time using the command:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install corebird

Corebird Twitter Client

The open-source desktop twitter client Corebird has reached the 1.3.1 release with some fixes to 1.3 release. For those who prefer this modern twitter app, it’s available for upgrade in my PPA (unofficial) for Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 16.10.

Changes in Corebird 1.3.1:

  • Fix muted and/or blocked tweets still showing up in timelines
  • Fix accounts not getting saved when first created
  • Fix retweets of the authenticating user not getting theiry correct seen status
  • Fix profiles descriptions containing ampersand characters and links
  • Fix profile banner fade-in transition
  • Fix doubly-escaped ampersands in link tooltips
  • Fix missing underlines in @screen_names in the profile popover
Corebird 1.3.1

Corebird with Numix GTK theme

How to install Corebird 1.3.1 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 16.04, and/or Ubuntu 16.10, you can either download the .deb binary from the PPA file archive, or run the commands below one by one in terminal to add PPA and install Corebird:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/corebird

sudo apt update

sudo apt install corebird

Tip: The GetDeb repository also maintains Corebird packages for Ubuntu 16.04, now it contains Corebird 1.3 and the 1.3.1 release should be available soon.

With the PPA added, you can upgrade Corebird along with other system updates via Software Updater when a new release is out and uploaded into PPA.

upgrade corebird 1.3.1

And the PPA can be easily disabled or removed via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.

Corebird Twitter Client

Corebird, an open-source GTK+3 twitter app, has reached the 1.3 release with some new features and build system improvements.

Corebird 1.3 changelog:

  • The build system will now check for gtksink
  • Remove libgee dependency
  • The compose tweet window will now save the current text on cancel
  • Allow self-retweeting
  • Fade loaded inline media in
  • Twitter wont send mp4 urls for their videos anymore starting August 1st, so support HLS videos
  • Query full-length DMs
  • Support muting in profiles

Corebird Twitter Client 1.3

How to install Corebird 1.3 in Ubuntu 16.04:

Besides building the software from source, you can install the latest release from third-party PPA, Ubuntu 16.04 and its derivatives are supported.

1. Add PPA

Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the command below to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/corebird 

Type in your password when it prompted and hit Enter.

corebird-ppa

2. If you have a previous release installed, just launch Software Updater and upgrade it after checking for updates.

upgrade corebird 1.3

Or run the commands below one by one in terminal to update and install Corebird Twitter client:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install corebird

3. (Optional) For those who want to revert to Corebird 1.1, the stock version in Ubuntu 16.04, purge the PPA via ppa-purge:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/corebird

That’s it. Enjoy!