Summary: Turpial is a light, fast and beautiful microblogging client written in Python
Turpial is an alternative client for microblogging with multiple interfaces. At the moment it supports Twitter and Identi.ca and works with Gtk and Qt interfaces, but we are still working on more fancy features.
Currently Turpial is in heavy development, so probably you will find bugs or undesired behavior. In this cases please report issues at:
We will be very graceful for your contributions.
Turpial source code, images and sounds have been released under the GPL v3
License. Please check the
COPYING file for more details or visit
Turpial needs this packages to work properly:
python >= 2.5
libturpial >= 0.8.x
notify >= 0.1.1(python-notify)
pybabel >= 0.9.1(python-babel)
Currently Turpial suports 3 different interfaces: Shell, Gtk and Qt. The shell interface needs no more dependencies to work, but if you are planning to run Gtk or Qt you will need to install a couple of more dependencies:
gtk2 >= 2.12(python-gtk2)
gtkspell >= 2.25.3(python2-gtkspell)
pyqt4 >= 2.12(python-pyqt4)
Turpial is available on most popular Linux distributions, so you should be able to install it using your favorite package manager (aptitude, apt-get, pacman, yum). Please visit http://turpial.org.ve/downloads for more information.
To install Turpial from sources you should go to source folder and run (as superuser):
# python setup.py install
$ sudo python setup.py install
After installation just execute
turpial in a shell:
$ turpial [OPTIONS]
Turpial will try to identify your desktop environment and load the interface that best suit to it. If you use a Gtk based environment then Turpial will load Gtk interface but in a non-Gtk based environment it will load the Qt interface. However you can override this behavior using optional parameters:
-i interface: You can choose between
-d: runs Turpial in Debugging Mode.
For more information visit our FAQ page http://turpial.org.ve/faqs/
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