Drop Gwibber from default install

Kai Mast kai.mast at freakybytes.org
Sat Mar 10 20:02:01 UTC 2012

Hey Guys,

I would like to open a discussion about removing Gwibber from the
default install. Gwibber has several defects that make it way worse to
use than the Twitter-Website.

- No support for Twitters Streaming API makes it a lot slower than the
        NOTE: This feature is nearly 2 years old!!

- No autocompletion of usernames makes it much more difficult to
communicate with Gwibber

Also some other stuff that is really annoying:
- No smooth scrolling

- No multi-column view

Is there anybody actually using Gwibber on a daily basic? I have it
uninstalled on all my machines and use Twitter through the Web-Interface.

I would love to use a native desktop-application but Gwibber is just
missing soo many features.  Also it seems that Canonical has more or
less dropped supporting its development. At least there aren't many
updates on Gwibber in Precise.

What do you think?

Kai Mast

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