GTK+ 3 twitter application, Corebird, reached the 1.7.3 release a few hours ago with performance improvements and translation updates.
Changes in Corebird 1.7.3 include:
- Increase maximum tweet length to 280 characters
- Increase maximum name length to 50 characters and improve certain parts of the UI to cope better with longer names
- Fix the emoji button not showing up in the compose window
- Update translations
How to Install Corebird 1.7.1 in Ubuntu:
For Ubuntu 17.04 and Ubuntu 17.10, you can install the new release from the PPA repository.
1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/corebird
Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.
2. Then upgrade Corebird if you have a previous release installed via Software Updater:
Or simply run following commands to install or upgrade Corebird:
sudo apt update sudo apt install corebird
For Ubuntu 16.04, due to the outdated GTK+ library, choose to install the snap package (The 1.7.3 snap will be available in a few days).
To remove the PPA, launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.
To remove Corebird, use system package manager or run command:
sudo apt remove --autoremove corebird