How to Install Pino's Microblogging Desktop Client on Ubuntu 10.04

Pino is a simple open source microblogging desktop client for your Gnome or XFCE desktop. It allows you a single place to keep up to date and post to Twitter and Identi.ca. The default microblogging desktop client in Ubuntu 10.04 is Gwibber. I have come across a couple bugs on a few of my machines, so I thought I would give Pino a try. I have used Pino on Fedora but never gave it a try on Ubuntu. The steps below are how I installed Pino on Ubuntu 10.04.

 

Since Pino is not included in the default repositories for Ubuntu we will need to add it.

 

Open a Terminal by going to Applications > Accessories > Terminal

 

 

Launch A Terminal in Ubuntu by going to Applications > Accessories > Terminal

 

Issue the following command to add it to your /etc/apt/sources.list file.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:troorl/pino

 

Now add pino ppa

 

You will be prompted to enter your password

 

 

Enter Your password to intsall the pino ppa

 

You should see something very similar to below.

 

 

PPA added

 

 

You will need to do a apt-get update to refresh your list of available packages.

sudo apt-get update

 

 

sudo apt-get update to refresh the repos

 

 

Everything should of updated successfully. If you see an error message about not being able to connect. The repository may have been moved. Check to make sure you typed the sudo add-apt-repository ppa:troorl/pino correctly.

 

 

 

You can now do a quick search to make sure Pino is available to install.

sudo apt-cache search pino

 

 

 

Search for pino to make sure we can install it

 

 

You can see that pino is now available to install

 

 

You can install Pino by entering the following command

sudo apt-get install pino

 

 

To install pino (sudo apt-get install pino)

 

 

Enter "Y" and hit enter to install.

 

 

Enter "Y" to confirm installing pino and its dependancies

 

 

You should now notice the Pino application in Applications > Internet > Pino - Twitter and Identi.ca client

 

 

Launch Pino | Applications > Internet > Pino - Twitter and identi.ca client

 

 

Add your accounts

 

 

Add Account in Pino

 

Add Account

 

 

Keep updated with all your tweets and dents in one location.

 

Pino Identi.ca client in action

 

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