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Corebird Twitter Client

Corebird, a native GTK3 Twitter client, has reached 1.2.1 release with some fixes. Here are the changes according to its release page:

  • Fix a11y labelling of several switches in the settings dialog
  • Fix an input window clipping bug in the tweet info page
  • Fix a few cases of overlapping widgets into window borders
  • Remove the “Save as” context menu from inline media. This has not been working in a while but the context menu was still there.
  • Rename the .sidebar style class to .topbar. This was used in corebird before gtk+ used it, but now that the sidebar is at the top, the .sidebar style from gtk+ themes collides with the horizontal alignment we use, so use the more fitting ‘.topbar’.
  • Show a focus outline in the topbar again. We are setting a custom background color here, so we also need to set a fitting outline color.
  • Fix a coloring but in the topbar, where wildcard selectors in themes would overrde our foreground color.
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How to Install Corebird 1.2.1:

While the 16.04 universe repository provides the old Corebird 1.1 release, you can upgrade to version 1.2.1 via third-party PPA since there’s no official Linux installer.

Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the commands below one by one to add PPA and install corebird:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/corebird

sudo apt update

sudo apt install corebird

For those who don’t want to add PPA, grab the .deb installer from the link below:

Download Corebird (third-party .deb)

Select download:

  • corebird_1.2.1-1~ubuntu16.04_amd64.deb for 64bit 16.04
  • corebird_1.2.1-1~ubuntu16.04_i386.deb for 32bit 16.04

Then click install via Ubuntu Software, or by running command in terminal:

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/PACKAGE_NAME; sudo apt-get -f install

Corebird Twitter Client

Corebird, an open source twitter client for Linux, just got a new release after almost half a year of development.

The new Corebird 1.2 brings some UI changes, improvements to HiDPI displays, and more. See the full changelog:

  • Inline media and avatars are no longer cached on disk
  • Videos now indicate download progress showing a preview thumbnail with a circular progress overlay
  • We download higher-resolution avatars on HiDPI displays now
  • The build system usage has seen a major refactoring an cleanup, thanks to Rico Tzschichholz
  • The sidebar is now at the top and dark
  • Favorites now us a heart icon
  • Sending tweets is now cancellable (e.g. when multiple images are attached, in which case it might take a while)
  • Inline media are now displayed “full-size”, scaled to the current window size.
  • Instagram videos are now correctly marked as videos, instead of was images
  • If you have GTK+ >= 3.19, there’s now a GtkShortcutsWindow accessible from the app menuexplaining the various keyboard shortcuts. Note that Corebird still compiles and runs with GTK+ 3.16
  • The big “add media” button in the compose window has been replaced with a regular text button. The added images are scaled down and displayed below it
  • You can quote your own tweets now
  • The settings dialog now contains a setting to hide “inappropriate content”, and it is enabled by default.
  • The file selection dialog in the compose window now keeps you from selecting files > 3MB.
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How to Install Corebird 1.2 in Ubuntu:

There’s no official Corebird binary packages. Unofficial builds are available in PPA for Ubuntu 15.10 and Ubuntu 16.04. Since it requires GTK+ 3.16, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is not supported.

1. Launch terminal from App Launcher or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key. When it opens, paste below command and hit run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/corebird

Type in password (no visual feedback when typing) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

Install Corebird Twitter Client from PPA

2. Then refresh your system cache and install the software:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install corebird

For those who don’t want to add PPA, grab the .deb package (select i386 for 32bit, amd64 for 64bit) from THIS PAGE, and click install via Software Center.

Corebird GTK+ 3 Twitter Client

Corebird, a native Gtk+ Twitter client for Linux desktop, gets a new release recently though there’s even not a release note.

Corebird 1.0.1 was released silently without a release note and even changelog file in its source tarball. The only change I can tell is that it now provides minimize, maximize, and close at top-left corner in Ubuntu 15.04 both Unity and Gnome Shell.

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For Elementary OS Freya, the global menu (gear button) has been merged into header bar.

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Install Corebird 1.0.1 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 15.10 and Ubuntu 15.04 user, open terminal from the Dash, Launcher, or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run below commands one by one to get it from PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/corebird 

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install corebird

For Elementary OS Freya and those who don’t want to add PPA, grab the .deb installer from launchpad page.

UPDATE: Ubuntu 14.04 is not supported! If you REALLY want this app, first add Gnome Testing PPA (USING THE PPA COULD BREAK YOUR SYSTEM OR MAKE IT UNSTABLE!) and update your system cache, finally install the .deb from the previous link.

Elementary OS Freya

Since Elementary OS Freya comes with GTK+ 3.14, it’s able to install the latest Corebird 1.0, a modern, easy and fun Twitter client.

For those who never heard of Corebird, it is a native Gtk+ Twitter client for Linux, which supports keyboard shortcuts, image and video preview. It is one of the few remaining desktop Linux Twitter apps still in active development.

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Install Corebird 1.0 in eOS Freya:

1. Depends on your OS type, 32-bit (i386) or 64-bit (amd64), select download the “corebird_1.1~really1.0+xxx_i386/amd64.deb” package from launchpad page:

Download Corebird DEB

2. Open terminal from the Application launcher. Run below command to refresh system package cache:

sudo apt-get update

3. Finally open the downloaded package and click install. Or install it via dpkg command in terminal:

cd ~/Downloads; sudo dpkg -i corebird_*.deb; sudo apt-get -f install

Corebird GTK+ 3 Twitter Client

Open-source GTK3 twitter client ‘Corebird’ 1.0 was released recently with lots of improvements. users of Ubuntu 15.04 can now install it from PPA.

Corebird is a native GTK+ Twitter client for Linux which has a modern and responsive design that looks kinda similar to the official Twitter app for Mac.

It’s one of the few remaining Twitter apps still in active development for Linux. With the advantage of the latest GTK+3 features, the application makes use of the new Header Bars. With the gstreamer and gstreamer plugins, corebird allows to view any videos, animated GIFs (added in 1.0 release).

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Changes in Corebird 1.0:

  • All dialogs now use client-side decorations if the environment dictates it, otherwise they fall back to server-side decorations (compose dialog is excluded).
  • Many layout updates
  • The compose window now allows for up to 4 pictures to be uploaded.
  • now save additional information about the account which makes it possible for blocked users to be actually blocked, i.e. streamed tweets won’t appear in your timeline anymore.
  • When (un)following someone, now also correctly show/hide their retweets in the stream.
  • The DM page now sorts threads with unread messages first.
  • The @handle completion known from the compose window is now also available when composing Direct Messages, as well as in the account settings for the description.
  • Everything app-specific should now be hidpi ready, the only thing missing are assets loaded from Twitter directly, i.e. avatars and media.
  • Notifications should now get withdrawn whenever it makes sense, i.e. if you read a Direct Message before dismissing the notification, it should get withdrawn automatically.
  • The hover buttons moved to a right-click menu on every tweet.
  • Plurals are properly localized.
  • We now also respect muted users (even though there’s no UI to mute someone)
  • A user’s verification status is now also shown in the tweet info page.
  • Everything should now work when the user’s @handle (aka screen_name) changes.
  • Switching to the same page (i.e. going to a profile from the profile page) now works much better, including the swipe transition as well as proper equality checking.
  • Invalid inline media (file size too big, 404, …) should now be properly detected and reacted upon (i.e. remove the widget in the stream, add the link back).
  • Underlines in @handles are now properly displayed in the app menu (i.e. the “open account” submenu)
  • Animated gifs from Twitter are now also handled (just like other videos).
  • Tweets in timelines are now single-click activated. This unifies the behavior with all other lists in the application. Since this interferes with certain user behaviors, there’s a setting to switch back to double-click activation.
  • Based on a user’s protection status, we now disable (or hide) retweet buttons of tweets.

Install Corebird 1.0 in Ubuntu:

Due to the updated dependencies (GTK >= 3.14), Corebird 1.0 only available in PPA for Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid.

Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run below commands one by one to add PPA and install Corebird:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/corebird

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install corebird

Above commands will also install an old version (Corebird 0.9) for Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic.