Cawbird Twitter Client

Cawbird Twitter Client

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Cawbird Twitter Client (Corebird fork)

Cawbird is a modern and lightweight Twitter client for the GNOME 3 desktop. It features inline image and video preview, creation of lists and favorites, filtering of tweets and full text search. Cawbird is able to manage multiple Twitter accounts.

Cawbird is a fork of Corebird, which became unsupported after Twitter disabled the streaming API. Cawbird works with the new APIs and includes a few fixes and modifications that have historically been patched in to IBBoard's custom Corebird build on his personal Open Build Service account[1].

Due to changes in the Twitter API[2], Cawbird has the following limitations:

  • Cawbird will update every two minutes
  • Cawbird does not get notified of the following, which will be refreshed on restart:
    • Unfavourite
    • Follow/Unfollow
    • Block/Unblock
    • Mute/Unmute
    • DM deletion
    • Some list changes

All limitations are limitations imposed by Twitter and are not the fault of the Cawbird client.



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Last updated
10 August 2020

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