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This project is still under heavy development, addition average is about ~1300 lines per day. Bugs getting squished every minute or so... which explains the crazy version numbering. But besides that it's already pretty stable, most times it's best to fetch from the repo instead of using the pre build DEBIAN-Package in the downloads section.


Atarashii is a simple Twitter Client for your GNOME Desktop.

It uses GTK+ and Webkit to archive a slim and functional design.
The code itself is written in Python and uses the corresponding Python bindings for the GTK+ libraries.

And *Kittens** like it!*


To install Atarashii from source run python to create the debian package, after that just install the package that was created.

Alternatively, you can check for a recent DEBIAN-Package at the downloads section on GitHub ( Atarashii has been successfully installed on two distinct Ubuntu 9.10 systems, if you encounter any problems please send me an e-mail at or file an issues at GitHub.


If you've downloaded the source you can start Atarashii without installing it by running python You may need to install fakeroot via the package manager in order to be able to create the package by yourself.



The source is available on GitHub (, to contribute to the project, fork it on GitHub and send a pull request. Everyone is welcome to make improvements to Atarashii!


Copyright (c) 2010 Ivo Wetzel

Atarashii is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Atarashii is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with Atarashii. If not, see

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