In my recent post , I had cribbed about why Am ditching Tweetdeck for Gwibber. Primarily it’s because am not getting any more Adobe Air updates for Linux. But there is good news. Twitter which acquired Tweetdeck this year, has released native ( that means no more Adobe Air dependency) versions of the sotftware on Windows and Mac. But no release yet for Linux. Then how can this be a good news. Well , apparently , the Windows native version runs decently well on Linux over Wine. Wine lets you run Windows software on other operating systems.
Here is the instruction to get Tweetdeck 1.0 running on Ubuntu 11.0. For RPM based ditros like Fedora use yum (appropriately) instead of apt-get.
First upgrade the Wine package to the latest. This is not required , but it is better to always use the latest Wine to get the best performance. AS on date wine-1.3.34 is the latest stable version for Ubuntu 11.10
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine
wine msiexec /i TweetDeck_1_0.msi
This will launch the installer. clik on install.
The tweetdeck is ready to be used . You can select it from you GUI or start it in command line as follows.
wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Twitter/TweetDeck/TweetDeck.exe
There are however few quirks.the notification window doesn’t pop up always. Something That I hope Wine will fix soon.