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Old 09-09-2009, 09:17 PM   #1
robert3242
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good twitter client for slack 13?


Does anyone know of a decent twitter client that runs on slack 13? I'm used to the gtk app twitux, but it isn't available in slackbuilds and the AdobeAir clients won't install because Adobe only supports .deb and .rpm packaging systems.

I've tried qwit, the client available for kde4 at slackbuilds, but it doesn't work for me. It connnects fine, but never displays anything in the view window at all.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 09-09-2009, 09:24 PM   #2
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...but it isn't available in slackbuilds and the AdobeAir clients won't install because Adobe only supports .deb and .rpm packaging systems...
Maybe you've already answered this by omission, but thought I'd ask:

If they offer .deb and .rpm, do they offer a source-code version that you can build yourself?

Second, you could try the "rpm2tgz" script that usually (always?) comes with Slackware, to convert the rpm to a slackware package. Note that this may produce a slightly weird package (and then again, it may not) so I would examine the resulting package to make sure it looks right.

Sasha
 
Old 09-09-2009, 09:46 PM   #3
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rpm2tgz is present in Slackware 13.

Code:
# rpm2tgz /path/to/your/file.rpm
The resulting .tgz package can then be installed with installpkg.
 
Old 09-09-2009, 09:54 PM   #4
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@ mlangdon -- thank you for verifying that!
 
Old 09-09-2009, 09:58 PM   #5
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Your welcome.
I used it a couple of days ago for OpenOffice-3.1.1 and converting all those rpms.
 
Old 09-09-2009, 10:41 PM   #6
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try twitterfox
it comes as Firefox Extension
 
Old 09-09-2009, 11:16 PM   #7
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I don't use twitter, so I can't recommend them. But I know there is twirrsi and qtwitter.
http://twirssi.com/
http://blog.ayoy.net/qtwitter
 
Old 09-26-2009, 09:41 PM   #8
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Choqok, a KDE4 twitter client, compiles and runs well (http://choqok.gnufolks.org/), as does Qwit, a non-KDE QT4 client (http://code.google.com/p/qwit/). I haven't seen any packages for these yet.

I haven't tried compiling Twitux (http://sourceforge.net/projects/twitux/), a GTK (non-Gnome) client, but www.slacky.eu has a package for 12.2 that I've run on pre-13 current for a while now. (But now my curiosity is up and I'm about to try compiling it.)
 
Old 09-26-2009, 09:47 PM   #9
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Oops-- always verify before posting from memory. Twitux wants the latest Gnome (GIO, etc.), so it doesn't compile on Slack 13. Slacky.eu shows the dependencies for using their 12.2 package, but they're not too nasty.
 
Old 09-27-2009, 10:03 AM   #10
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SlackBuilds.org has now gwibber. A GTK twitter and other microblogging and things client which seems to work well. But be mindful of the sheer ammount of dependencies it actually needs (somewhere around 24 or so)
 
Old 09-28-2009, 07:27 PM   #11
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Quote:
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...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.

Code:
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.

Cheers,

Daniel /\ twitter.com/muraii
 
  


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