How To Install Corebird 0.9 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Corebird is an open-source Twitter client developed in GTK 3.12, having all the main twitter features, including: Tweets Streaming, Favorites, Lists, Filters, Integrated Search, Mentions/Notifications, among others.

The latest version available is Corebird 0.9, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:

  • Mentions, hashtags and links now get highlighted directly in the compose window
  • The avatar of the currently active account in a window is now clickable, showing all configured accounts. From here, each account can be opened, configured or the active account of the window can be switched. This also means that the account setup page in the settings dialog is gone.
  • The logic for autostarting accounts is more explicit now. Previously when starting Corebird, we opened all accounts that were opened when you last quitted the *application* (read: you used the application menu to quit it *or* you just closed the last window). Meaning, it was not possible to close all windows separately and still get more than one window at the next start. The new behavior features a “autostart” switch in each account’s settings you can toggle. We fall back to the old behavior in situations that have no better semantics, like when no autostart is not set to true for any account.
  • The setting regarding the dark theme is gone (existing configurations will keep working). This was just wrong and caused a lot of confusion.
  • When viewing an image of a tweet with multiple images/videos attached, you can now use the cursor keys to navigate between them.
  • Avatars in tweets and profiles now show if the user is verified.
  • Lots of the application should now react better to missing network connections.
  • The activity indicator for loading older tweets (which is what was in the bottom of the sidebar)is now in the tweet list itself.
  • Some things now get immediately applied instead of needing a restart of the client. For example, when adding/removing filters (or changing them of course), the corresponding tweets get immediately hidden/shown. Same things applies to unfollowing someone or disabling someone’s retweets.
  • Each window now has a back button, additionally to all the keyboard shortcuts available for going back and forward. This has been a long-standing concern and is hopefully fixed now.
  • Last but not least, large parts of the UI have been refined, spacing, icons, etc. have been changed. Thanks to Allan Day for his great work on this.

How To Install Corebird 0.9 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

In this article I will show you how to install Corebird 0.9 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.

Follow the instructions for your system exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Corebird 0.9 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn and derivative systems:

Corebird 0.9 is developed in GTK+3.12, which is officially supported on Ubuntu 14.10 and derivatives, so all you have to do in order to get the latest version of Corebird on your Ubuntu Utopic system is to add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the corebird package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/corebird
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install corebird

Optional, to remove corebird, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove corebird

How to install Corebird 0.9 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and derivative systems:

Because Corebird 0.9 is developed in GTK+3.12 and the systems are based on GTK+3.10, we have to add the Gnome3 and GNOME 3 Staging PPAs, in order to satisty all the Corebird dependencies. Next, add the needeed PPA, update the local repository index and install the corebird package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/corebird
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install corebird

Optional, to remove corebird and reverse the changes, do:

$ sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/corebird
$ sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging
$ sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3

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