El equipo de Ubuntu-ve asked how we could help the development of Turpial, a lightweight twitter client developed in Venezuela and popular these days. Well, I decided to help by packaging it for Ubuntu, YES MY FIRST PACKAGE FROM SCRATCH, now many Ubuntu users can have Turpial in a way that can be easily updated through and apt repository.
Turpial is a mircrobloging client for twitter soon for identi.ca that intends to be lightweight and fit all kinds of desktops. It is developed by Wil Alvarez, Eleazar Meza, Azrael Arocha, José Leonel Subero, Edwind Contreras, William Cabrera, Milton Mazzarri y Héctor Colina. The ppa made available is not an official repository, But I am definitelly thinking of taking Turpial to Ubuntu. Xubuntu could use a lightweight microbloging app.
Installing Turpial from the PPA:
Adding the archive:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:effie-jayx/turpial
sudo apt-get update
and ready to install Turpial
sudo apt-get install turpial
you can check out the “Unofficial” PPA for Turpial en https://launchpad.net/~effie-jayx/+archive/turpial where you will find the source defitintion files and such.