Last updated on November 28th, 2019
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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.
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
2. Then upgrade Corebird from a previous release via Software Updater:
Or install it for the first time using the command:
sudo apt update && sudo apt install corebird