Corebird 1.2 (Twitter Client) Has Been Released

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

The latest version available is Corebird 1.2, which brings a big list of changes:

  • Inline media and avatars are no longer cached on disk
  • Videos now indicate download progress showing a preview thumbnail with a circular progress overlay
  • We download higher-resolution avatars on HiDPI displays now
  • The build system usage has seen a major refactoring an cleanup, thanks to Rico Tzschichholz
  • The sidebar is now at the top and dark
  • Favorites now us a heart icon
  • Sending tweets is now cancellable (e.g. when multiple images are attached, in which case it might take a while)
  • Inline media are now displayed “full-size”, scaled to the current window size.
  • Instagram videos are now correctly marked as videos, instead of was images
  • If you have GTK+ >= 3.19, there’s now a GtkShortcutsWindow accessible from the app menuexplaining the various keyboard shortcuts. Note that Corebird still compiles and runs with GTK+ 3.16
  • The big “add media” button in the compose window has been replaced with a regular text button. The added images are scaled down and displayed below it
  • You can quote your own tweets now
  • The settings dialog now contains a setting to hide “inappropriate content”, and it is enabled by default.
  • The file selection dialog in the compose window now keeps you from selecting files > 3MB.

Installation instructions:

Up to date packages are available via some third party PPA, so installing the software on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus LTS and Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf should not cause too many headaches. Just add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the yawls package:

$ 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

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