Twitter is badly broken on Fedora 14 either because most twitter clients (like pino, qwit and mitter) don’t work with oauth bazed twitter authorization or crash and cause memory leaks (like gwibber). Chokoq usually works fine but it just has too KDE centric look and feel for my taste. I have heard from lots of Fedora users in our local LUG and on the forums that they are in same boat as I and stopped using Twitter on their Fedora desktop because of that.
Don’t fret, Turpial comes to the rescue. Turpial is twitter client like Tweetdeck for Linux. Turpial is written in Python and aims to be an application with low consumption of resources and integrates into user’s desktop without sacrificing any functionality.
Turpial is awailable via fedora-updates-testing repo so to install it follow these steps:
1. open terminal window
2. become root: su -
3. install turpial:
yum install turpial --enablerepo=updates-testing
It is needles to say that Fusion Linux in next release will have Turpial enabled by default.
If you haven’t heard yet Fusion Linux is most popular Fedora Remix.