On Fri, 3 Sep 2010 15:20:15 -0700 (PDT)
Herb <taa.t...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Has all to do with Twitter.
> Changing to OAuth was really not needed and the problems for this
> change really obvious in first place, but since Twitter has that much
> users they probably feel that they can do whatever they like.
> Didn't find any way to use successfully OAuth for some Linux
> application in two weeks,

As I said, my application works, on Fedora, Ubuntu Lucid, OpenSUSE and

Look at http://chronicon.sourceforge.net.

It is also in my launchpad ppa, and in my yum/zypper repos at

There are other twitter clients that also use qoauth. As far as I know,
those are working as well.

> Terminal updates for sure never will work
> again and and and..... the list is endless.
> This raise the question why there is a Twitter API at all available if
> the usage is not user friendly at all.
> Well, point is if this situation continuous for some time it may
> provides a way for something else that is better usable than Twitter.

There already is StatusNet. You can run your own service, or subscribe
to identi.ca.

Of course the value of twitter is the large number of users. Most
people use twitter to publish their content, so the number of readers
is what they go after.

> On Sep 4, 5:01 am, Scott Wilcox <sc...@dor.ky> wrote:
> > Hmm, that would be down to the developers of said applications not
> > moving them to OAuth, nothing to do with Twitter. They've had
> > plenty of time and warnings to do so.
> >
> > Don't take it out on Twitter when its down to the developers of the
> > applications to maintain them.
> >
> > On 3 Sep 2010, at 22:43, Herb wrote:
> >
> > > You find not one Twitter application for Linux that is working.
> > > Means Twitter is just useless if you use Linux.
> > > Not to talk from the thousands of Websites which send status
> > > messages to Twitter (e.g. a new posting/thread is entered).
> >
> > > Looks like OAuth really works out for Twitter.
> > > Thx a lot guys, but it's time to look for something else than
> > > Twitter. Having enough people using the service and just doing
> > > that what you guys have done is absolutely not amusing.
> >
> >
> >
> >  smime.p7s
> > 5KViewDownload

Bernd Stramm

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