Install Twitter Client ‘Corebird’ 1.0 in Elementary OS Freya

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.

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

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  1. I manage to install it, thanks to your instruction. But I found a little problem, when I compose a tweet that contains hashtag or mentions someone, the text turns white. Maybe it’s caused by theming issue related to style of links. Any thought?

  2. Hi, Jim! It seems the developer has fixed the issue I told you before, see Corebird GitHub page for detail. Can you rebuild the package based on the newest source?

    1. PPA updated, download the .deb package from the link in the post and it should fix the issue in eOS.

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