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
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.
Due to changes in the Twitter API, Cawbird has the following limitations:
Cawbird will update every two minutes
Cawbird does not get notified of the following, which will be refreshed on
Some list changes
All limitations are limitations imposed by Twitter and are not the fault of the
Enable snaps on openSUSE and install Cawbird Twitter Client
Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.
Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.
Snap can be installed from the command line on openSUSE Leap 42.3, Leap 15 and Tumbleweed.
You need first add the snappy repository from the terminal. Leap 15 users, for example, can do this with the following command:
Swap out openSUSE_Leap_15.0 for either openSUSE_Leap_42.3 or openSUSE_Tumbleweed if you’re using a different version of openSUSE.
With the repository added, import its GPG key:
Finally, upgrade the package cache to include the new snappy repository:
Snap can now be installed with the following:
You then need to either reboot, logout/login or source /etc/profile to have /snap/bin added to PATH.
Additionally, enable and start both the snapd and the snapd.apparmor services with the following commands: