Ubuntu: Corebird twitter client for Ubuntu 14.04


I have recently installed ubuntu on my laptop (wubi method) and I'm very pleased. All and all it does everything that I need, but recently I heard about corebird - a twitter client that looks spot on. I have been searching but I couldn't find how to install it on ubuntu 14.04. Can you help me doing so?

I have tried other twitter clients like hotot, turpial and birdie, but I don't like them that much.

Thanks in advance, cheers!

EDIT I have finally installed valac. However, there is another problem with gtk+-3.12.0. After typing ./configure, I get:

configure: error: Package requirements (glib-2.0 >= 2.39.5 atk >= 2.7.5 pango >= 1.32.4 cairo >= 1.12.0 cairo-gobject >= 1.12.0 gdk-pixbuf-2.0 >= 2.27.1) were not met:

No package 'pango' found No package 'cairo' found No package 'cairo-gobject' found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables BASE_DEPENDENCIES_CFLAGS and BASE_DEPENDENCIES_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config. See the pkg-config man page for more details.


There's now a PPA that contains Corebird packages, available for Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 14.04.

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

Ubuntu 14.04 user also need Gnome3 and Gnome 3 Staging PPA for the dependencies:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging

via: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2014/07/install-corebird-ubuntu-ppa/ PPA: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntuhandbook1/+archive/ubuntu/corebird


Download corebird from github: this is the project page, where you can find information about dependencies and installation instructions, and this is the link to source.

Download sourcefile in Desktop, then type:

cd ~/Desktop  unzip corebird-master.zip  cd corebird-master  

make sure you have all program needed: install with:

sudo apt-get install autoconf autopoint automake intltool libtool  

now,configure corebird with:

./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr  

Probably there will be some unmet dependencies, you will need to install via sudo apt-get install. Type:

sudo apt-get install librest-dev libjson-glib-dev libsqlite3-dev libsoup2.4-dev intltool libgee-dev libvala-0.22-dev libglib2.0-dev automake libgee-0.8-dev  

If the version of gtk is not correct, you will need to install the latest libraries by downloading this package. Download in Desktop, then type:

cd ~/Desktop  tar xfv gtk+-3.12.0.tar.xz  cd ~/Desktop/gtk+-3.12.0/      ./configure   make (this will take a while)  sudo make install  sudo ldconfig  

Check also valac version, typing:

valac --version  

if version in minor than 0.24.0, then you have to install also vala 0.24: so download source from here (this is then link to file) download source in Desktop, then type:

tar xfv ~/Desktop/vala-0.24.0.tar.xz  cd ~/Desktop/vala-0.24.0/  ./configure  make  sudo make install  sudo ldconfig  

if everything is ok, you will now be able to install codebird. When all dependencies will be installed rerun the autogen command, and if the configuration is successful, type:

make  sudo make install  

You can now use the newly installed corebird.

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