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Corebird Twitter Client

Corebird discontinued! Try Cawbird as an alternative.

Corebird, an open-source GTK+ 3 twitter client, reached 1.7 release a few hours ago with new features and some bug-fixes.

What’s new in Corebird 1.7:

  • Hashtags and Mentions in profile desriptions are now clickable
  • The mention-completion when composing a new tweet now fetches unknown users from the twitter server
  • Videos larger than the screen size are now getting scaled down while playing
  • Profiles now indicate when an account is suspended
  • Profiles handle protected accounts better when trying to access followers/following users, etc.
  • The compose window now allows tweets with just media attached but not text
  • Improve the hashtag/mention/link detection when composing a new tweet
  • The compose dialog now shows an emoji chooser. (only for GTK+ >= 3.22.19, rendered with color need cairo installed)
  • Fixed a bug that led to wrong Direct Message info being inserted into the database
  • Fixed a bug that resulted in broken files when downloading instagram images

Corebird 1.7.1 was released a few minutes later with a small fix to the appdata file in 1.7.

Corebird Twitter Client

How to Install Corebird 1.7.1 in Ubuntu 17.10:

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:

upgrade corebird

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For Ubuntu 16.04, due to the outdated GTK+ library, choose to install the snap package though the 1.7 release is not ready at the moment.

Uninstall:

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

Corebird Twitter Client

Corebird discontinued! Try Cawbird as an alternative.

For those prefer Snap to Flapak, the latest Corebird twitter client 1.6 was finally available as snap, while it can’t be built as traditional package in Ubuntu 16.04.

Corebird 1.6 was release a few weeks ago with following changes:

  • Dependencies: GTK+ 3.20 is now required, and librest is no longer a dependency
  • Facelift for the tweet info page
  • Lots of stability fixes
  • The compose window now starts uploading images as soon as they are selected

It’s available in the PPA repository for Ubuntu 17.04, and Ubuntu 16.04 users can now install it via Snap:

Corebird Twitter Client

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching it from app launcher. When it opens, run command:

sudo snap install corebird

2. Gnome platform is required by running following commands one by one:

sudo snap install gnome-3-24

sudo snap connect corebird:gnome-3-24-platform gnome-3-24:gnome-3-24-platform

In addition, to open links in snap apps, you need to run following command if you don’t already have it installed:

sudo apt install snapd-xdg-open

Uninstall:

To remove Corebird snap app, simply run command in terminal:

sudo snap remove corebird

Corebird Twitter Client

Corebird, an open-source GTK+3 twitter client, has reached the 1.6 release a day ago. Here’s how to install it in all current Ubuntu releases.

Corebird 1.6 features:

  • Dependencies: GTK+ 3.20 is now required, and librest is no longer a dependency
  • Facelift for the tweet info page
  • Lots of stability fixes
  • The compose window now starts uploading images as soon as they are selected

Corebird Twitter Client

How to Install Corebird 1.6 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 16.04, due to the old system GTK+ 3 library, the best way to install Corebird 1.6 is using the Snap app.

Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching it from app launcher. When it opens, run commands:

sudo apt install snapd && sudo snap install corebird

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

The Snap app also works on all other current Ubuntu releases. Though it is Corebird 1.5.1 at the moment of writing, the snap will automatically upgrade to version 1.6 once it’s published into snappy store.

For Ubuntu 17.10, the new release has been made into Ubuntu main repositories, simply open Ubuntu Software, search for and install Corebird package.

For Ubuntu 17.04 users who prefer traditional packages than Snap app, install Corebird 1.6 via PPA:

  • Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T, and run commands one by one to add PPA:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/corebird

  • Then check updates and install or upgrade Corebird via commands:
    sudo apt update
    
    sudo apt install corebird

How to Remove:

To remove Corebird snap app, use Ubuntu Software or run command:

sudo snap remove corebird

To remove Corebird traditional package, run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove corebord

To remove the PPA, launch “Software & Updates” utility and navigate to Other Software tab.

Corebird Twitter Client

The Corebird twitter client has reached the 1.5.1 release earlier today. Only stability improvements and no other change in its release page.

Corebird 1.5.1 comes with less than 20 commits. They are mainly:

  • translation updates.
  • Fix Ubuntu 16.04 compile issue.
  • Compatible with more themes.
  • Fix double version number
  • And some other small improvements.

Corebird Twitter Client

How to Install Corebird 1.5.1 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint:

Corebird now is available as Snap, Flatpak, and also traditional Deb packages via PPA.

Install Corebird via Snap:

For Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and higher, open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T and install corebird (1.5 at the moment of writing) via command:

sudo apt-get install snapd && sudo snap install corebird

The snap package of Corebird will be upgraded automatically once the maintainer published the new released.

Install Corebird via PPA:

For Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, Linux Mint 18.x, you can also install Corebird 1.5.1 via the unofficial PPA (maintained by ubuntuhandbook.org).

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching “terminal” from app menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/corebird

2. Then upgrade the client via Software Updater:

upgrade corebird

or simply run commands one by on to check updates and install Corebird:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install corebird

Uninstall Corebird:

To remove the Corebird Snap package, run command:

sudo snap remove corebird

To remove Corebird installed from PPA, run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove corebird

And the PPA can be removed by Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.

Corebird Twitter Client

Corebird, native Linux twitter desktop app, has reached the 1.5 release a day ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, Linux Mint 18.

Corebird 1.5 brings tons of bug-fixes and various improvements:

  • Add “save as” option in right-click menu to download attached media.
  • Profiles use the profile background color set in the Twitter settings if no banner is set
  • The tweet compose window now features a “favorite image” view that allows users to save often sent images and quickly add them to tweets
  • The media dialog now shows Previous/Next buttons to quickly switch between multiple media attachments.
  • The Vine support has been removed since the project is discontinued
  • Allow text selection in Direct Messages
  • New –account parameter allows opening the window for the given account only
  • Support tweets with up to 50 replied-to users.
  • Add back verified icons next to user avatars
  • Redesigned account creation UI

Corebird Twitter Client

How to Install Corebird 1.5 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint:

Besides building from the source, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04 and derivatives can install Corebird 1.5 from the unofficial PPA.

Update: rebuilt for Ubuntu 16.04, so corebird 1.5 works without Gnome Staging PPA

1. Open terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T or searching for “Terminal” from start menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/corebird

Type in your password (no visual feedback due to security reason) when prompts and hit Enter.

2. If you have a previous release installed on your system, launch Software Updater and upgrade Corebird after checking for updates:

upgrade corebird

Or run the commands in terminal to check updates and install corebird:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install corebird

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA, go to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

To remove Corebird twitter app, either use your system package management software or run command:

sudo apt remove corebird && sudo apt autoremove

If you installed Corebird 1.5 in Ubuntu 16.04, remove Gnome3 Staging PPA if everything works, or remove Corebird and downgrade GTK+3 libraries via command:

sudo apt remove corebird && sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging