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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!*


There are currently three ways for you to get Atarashii.

#1: Use the pre build Package - The way of the user...
This is most likely the simpelst one is to install the pre build Debian-Package from the Downloads section:
Click here to download the lastest version.

The package will automatically setup the repo config and install the public key,
so you don't have to check for updates on GitHub, instead just use your systems update manager.

#2: Install from the repo - GIT lovers choice
Open a shell and issue the following commands
git clone git://
After that just run the created Debian-Package.

You may need to install fakeroot via the package manager in order to be able to build the package. Also there is a rare bug where dpkg-deb fails to open/find the control file. If you encounter this please send me a mail with more details.

#3: Debug without installing - For real Coding Kittens!
If you want to hack on Atarashii you can just clone the repo and then run ./debug to start Atarashii.

Due to hardlinks in the CSS file the favorite/reply icons won't work until Atarashii has been installed with one of the above methods.



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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