Originally Posted by robert3242
...and the AdobeAir clients won't install because Adobe only supports .deb and .rpm packaging systems.
I use an Adobe AIR Twitter client called TweetDeck all the time. On Slackware 12.1. I've not tried installing the .bin, but you can get the Adobe AIR SDK and use the ADL command to launch your app. I've got an alias that ties it all together.
alias tweet='path/to/air/AIR-SDK/bin/adl -nodebug path/to/air/app/META-INF/AIR/application.xml path/to/air/app/ &'
You miss all the autoupdate features, but it's not too troublesome; and, as with most Slackware applications, you at least know where it's installed and how it got there.
I won't recreate the exact steps to setup, but googling "adobe air linux sdk adl" should get you there. There are even a few posts on LQ.org discussing it.
As an aside, though for the primary OP question, TweetDeck is wonderful. It's configurable, nice to look at, has lots of features. AIR stuff can sometimes suck up your system resources, but generally I don't notice any issues. And I haven't seen it crash in the year or so I've been using it.
Daniel /\ twitter.com/muraii