Qt Twitter Client Choqok Has Squawked Back To Life
I’ve been listening to 2010 period pop punk all day so once I noticed an replace from Choqok in my RSS reader I legitimately needed to double test the date.
But after years (and I actually do imply years) of not placing out a lot as a translation replace, Qt Twitter shopper Choqok (hey, I didn’t title it) has amazingly squawked again in to life!
As of scripting this Choqok 1.7.zero is perched patiently within the branches, awaiting packaging. It’s mounted some bugs, dropped some plugins, and (lastly) lets people ship tweets with greater than 140 characters — how 2017!
And what unbelievable timing for a third-party desktop Twitter shopper to re-emerge than now, in 2020. Twitter loves builders greater than ever, as its ‘please-oh-my-gosh-how-generous-of-you-jack’ API allowances present!
☝🏻That’s sarcasm by the best way — see right here for why.
Snark apart, I’m genuinely thrilled to see new exercise on Choqok. I could not use this Twitter app presently, however boy did I weblog about it (and Twitter apps generally) rather a lot again within the halcyon days of this website.
Y’all assume I write about Electron apps rather a lot? You ought to’ve been right here when it was wall-to-wall Docky and Python-based Twitter apps!
Choqok 1.7.zero Released
So what’s new in Choqok 1.7.zero? Well, nothing specific thrilling of itself.
There’s a tonne of bug fixes, just a few excellent characteristic requests (Choqok now respects your selection of gnarly desktop font) and deprecated plugins have been, effectively, extra forcibly deprecated.
But my pleasure is much less for this launch, and extra for what’s to return.
Choqok’s builders teasingly say that Choqok 1.7.zero marks the top of 1 period, and can ‘prepare us for the next’. One acknowledged goal? Support for decentralised Twitter rival Mastodon, it appears.
Side notice: I admire that Choqok already helps social networks aside from Twitter, however I genuinely don’t assume anybody remembers it as, for instance, an Identi.ca shopper, therefore the “Qt Twitter app” headline.
Choqok 1.7.zero. supply code is up on …No, not on Sourceforge, we’ve not rewound that far… the KDE web site must you need to obtain and compile it by hand.
Kubuntu and KDE Neon customers will need control a — kitchen sink PPA warning — Adilson dos Santos Dantas’ experimental packages PPA. A well timed construct of Choqok 1.7.zero ought to seem there within the coming days.
If you do handle to get Choqok up and operating, do give us a observe over on Twitter (or Mastodon, in the event you choose) the place we just lately handed 120,000 followers 💪 — stoked by the help, people.
I actually will (I hold saying this) dive into KDE Plasma someday quickly, and figuring out there’s a natively built-in Twitter shopper out there for once I arrive is reassuring (although don’t fear although Cawbird, I’m nonetheless within the nest with you).