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
The packages for RHEL 8 and RHEL 7 are in each distribution’s respective Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository. The instructions for adding this repository diverge slightly between RHEL 8 and RHEL 7, which is why they’re listed separately below.
The EPEL repository can be added to RHEL 8 with the following command: