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Jumat, 01 April 2011

Unity Gwibber Lens (Place) For Ubuntu 11.04

Unity Gwibber Lens

Firstly, a short introduction of "Lenses" via the Ubuntu wiki: "Lenses used to be known as Places. When referring to code and APIs we still use the term Places, but the user-visible name is Lenses. The Places name will be retired in 11.10".

I've recently came upon a very interesting Unity Lens for Gwibber developed by Ken VanDine and couldn't wait to try it but it didn't really work until the latest Unity update released a few hours ago. You can use the Unity Gwibber Lens to quickly access your Gwibber posts, replies, private messages and so on. And it also comes with a search.

To use it you can click the Gwibber icon on the Unity dock (it also has a keyboard shortcut so you can use Super + G) or directly from Dash but in that case only people will show up and not tweets / posts (I think this is a bug though).

In case that sounds a bit confusing, check out the video below to see exactly how the Unity Gwibber Lens works:

Download Unity Gwibber Lens

Unity Gwibber Lens is still experimental and not everything works. You'll also find some bugs like you can see in the above video (slowness, etc.).

But if you want to use it, you can use the following .deb I've created using the official packaging and the latest BZR code.

Update: you can now install Unity Gwibber Lens from the Gwibber PPA. Add the PPA and install it using the commands below:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwibber-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unity-lens-gwibber

Then log out and log back in (makes sure you've already added some accounts in Gwibber before logging out).

You can also get the latest BZR code from HERE.

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