Package Details: cawbird-git 1.5.r0.g0a60a0bc38-1

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Package Base: cawbird-git
Description: A fork of the Corebird GTK Twitter client that continues to work with Twitter
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Keywords: client desktop twitter
Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: corebird, corebird-git, corebird-non-streaming-git
Provides: corebird
Submitter: FredBezies
Maintainer: lucaswerkmeister
Last Packager: lucaswerkmeister
Votes: 8
Popularity: 0.000569
First Submitted: 2019-08-30 09:01 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-03-19 12:47 (UTC)

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lucaswerkmeister commented on 2023-01-25 00:42 (UTC)

Note: As reported by The Verge and elsewhere, Twitter recently changed the Developer Agreement to effectively ban third-party clients such as Cawbird. (As I recall, they used to have similar rules a bit over a year ago, but then removed them with no announcement that I could find at the time.) Cawbird’s main API keys have already been revoked (source); the custom “Cawbird for Arch Linux” client keys used in this package have apparently escaped Twitter’s notice so far, but it’s probably only a matter of time for Twitter to spot them and shut down this app as well. I have no intention to do anything about this when it happens, but if anyone else wants to try their hand and tilt at windmills, I can orphan this package to make it available for a takeover.

edarblanco commented on 2022-10-15 15:05 (UTC)

Oh, nice, thanks for that, is very usefull

lucaswerkmeister commented on 2022-10-15 11:08 (UTC) (edited on 2022-10-15 11:08 (UTC) by lucaswerkmeister)

The package name stays the same, but the version is automatically updated by makepkg to reflect the actual Git version being installed – see the Arch Wiki.

edarblanco commented on 2022-10-15 06:30 (UTC)

Hi, why the name of package change, from actual version to cawbird-git-1.5.flatpak.r32.g39271259-1 at moment to compile, is like the complete PKGBUILD is replace for the older

lucaswerkmeister commented on 2021-11-21 17:01 (UTC)

The Twitter credentials issue seems to be resolved for the time being.

lucaswerkmeister commented on 2021-11-13 12:08 (UTC)

Twitter has limited the app (credentials) used by this package (as well as the main Cawbird one:, so unfortunately it is currently not possible to send tweets, like tweets, or perform other “write” actions using this package (unless you configure your own keys in the PKGBUILD).

lucaswerkmeister commented on 2021-03-07 11:59 (UTC)

Thanks, package updated.

SolarAquarion commented on 2021-03-07 01:19 (UTC)

lucaswerkmeister commented on 2021-02-27 16:40 (UTC)

I took over the package – I’d already created a Twitter application a few years ago, “Nextbird”, so I had an easier time creating a “Cawbird for Arch Linux” now. Please let me know if there are any issues with the new application/consumer.

FredBezies commented on 2021-02-24 10:30 (UTC)

Giving up this package. This step is hard to reproduce. I spent nearly 30 minutes to get it working, without any luck.