How To Install Twhirl on Ubuntu

Whoa. I didn’t think this was possible.. BUT If you’re a twitter addict, there there’s no better client like Twhirl. Twhirl uses the Adobe Air platform which is currently supported on Windows and Mac, and I found out today that there is an Alpha version which runs on Linux!

My man Seth Yates has a wicked guide on how to get it working, here’s the basic steps. (slighly modified to make it easier)

cd ~/Desktop

wget http://download.macromedia.com/pub/labs/air/linux/adobeair_linux_a1_033108.bin

wget http://www.twhirl.org/files/twhirl-0.8.air

chmod +x adobeair_linux_a1_033108.bin

sudo ./adobeair_linux_a1_033108.bin

/opt/Adobe\ AIR/Versions/1.0/airappinstaller (when prompted, browse to your desktop and select the twhirl-0.8.air package)

And that was in! You should now see a Twhirl icon on your desktop!
Ubuntu > Windows.



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