Indeed, Turpial 1.6.7-1+ds1-1~bpo60+1 its coming to Debian Backports; the package maintained by Miguel Landaeta and sponsored by Muammar El Khatib is pending for approval and soon will be available as stable for all Debian users. Turpial is not available yet on Debian as a compiled package but on the unstable or testing repositories with the 1.6.9-1 version. the stable repositories now will have it as soon as the backports ftp masters upload it which usually takes no more than 10 days.
As all might know Debian is a popular and influential GNU/Linux distribution know by his great stability because the packages are exhaustedly tested to ensure security and stability but this also cause that the packages released on the stable versions might be old. To improve this a group of developers, users and collaborators created the debian backports project and they work to maintain the packages so the versions on the stable release become the recent ones.
Today, as planned, we meet at #turpial IRC channel in Freenode to do our “Cayapa Turpial”. Andrea Stagi, Carlos Guerrero, José Torres and me (Wil Alvarez) were the participants in this meeting.
First, we define which would be the minimum features to complete for the next alpha release. In that conversation we talk about topics as user preferences, improving authentication methods, embedded images and methods for user searching. Besides we were talking about other pending tasks as
eat some italian food work in the support for multiple languages in our platform, improve our broadcast strategies and work on multiplatform implementations of Turpial.
The most important results can be resumed as follow:
- Translate to english all open issues in the Bug Track System
- Elaborate a post to talk about multiplatform advances
- Resume the work with Qt implementation
- Wiki page to write down all conventions used (protocol) to work with Webkit implementations in each framework (GTK, Qt, etc)
- Build a donation page and start a campaign
- Post weekly articles to spread the word and inform about the development progress
- Features to be included in the next alpha release (besides all the completed features: tweets, retweets, favs, directs, follow, unfollow, block, report as spam, conversations, user profiles, URL shortening, multiaccounts, etc)
- Show images in a embedded window
- Preferences dialog
- Column autoresize
- Improves for the user authentication method
Also we define that our deadline for the alpha release will be this March 4, 2012. So, if everything goes fine in 3 weeks you should be testing this amazing new version of Turpial.
As conclusion we can say that it was a fast and productive meeting.
As usual, I want to extend our thanks to all the people who support the project and welcome to José Torres to our team, we will keep working hard to bring an excellent and competitive application to you.
For full details about the meeting you can check the IRC conversation log.
We’ve gotten this question asked often. “So, What’s new on Turpial 2.0?” and althou we’re eager to show you everything it’s not ready yet. But since we’re more commited tu you than to anyone else, here’s a bit of info on the future of the Bird.
First things first, The overall layout has become more elegant while keeping everything that made it light and resourceful. Here are some of the improvements:
Multi Protocol and Account Management: Have as many users accounts of Twitter and Identi.ca as you want, all in the same Client:
New Tweeting/Denting Box with Broadcast functionality: Send your thoughts to all your acounts at the same time with only one click
Username Assistant: Turpial Remember your friends so you don’t have to. Just add “@” and search from your contacts list to the user you want to Add to your tweet/dent
Limitless Columns: Tired of the old “only 3 columns” view? Now you will be able to add as many columns of as many accounts, protocols or lists you feel like having.
Users Profile: Turpial will now show you the users profile and options to interact with them just like the web without having to relay on a browser to do so.
Profile Picture: Ever wanted to see that cool/hot/weird avatar that user has? Now you can, just click on it and voila! in all it’s full size glory!
I think this is all we’ll show you for now, we’re looking forward to releasing the first Beta so everyone can join in the Turpial 2.0 fun. Still, if you want to have a say on what’s going to become of the bird‘s Alpha, Join us this Sunday on the Cayapa: More Info About it [Here]
How do you feel about this upcoming features? Excited? What would you like to see next on Turpial?
If you’re reading this there’re only two possible explanations:
- You know what “Cayapa” means and want to be involved in it.
- You Want to know what “Cayapa” means and what does it have to do with the development of Turpial 2.0.
So, here it goes, I’ll try to be as clear as possible so that our venezuelan lingo can come across to anyone who’s never set foot in this beautyful land filled with beautiful women (Sorry guys, they’re all mine)
Cayapa: noun. & verb. [Kah-ya'll-pah] (Meh, close enough) In lame terms: The action of beating the crap out of one S.o.B. This is not done by one subject to another but is a group efford against the one until he’s pretty much left for dead. (Very invinting isn’t).
i.e: We were cayaping that MoFo for using my external HD to save his reggaeton “music” *spits on the carcas*
Now, Who wants to be a part of the beating???
How does it apply to Turpial development? you ask, fairly simple, We are the Cayapators [Terminator style] and the requirements for a good Alpha 2.0 is the MoFo whom defiled your HD: It needs to be set straight.
To better understand this term, think of it as a Bug Squash Party in Techno Language. And before you ask, NO! this word will not change and we will cayapa you if you, so much as, suggest we change it.
This next sunday, february 12th, Turpial development team we’ll be discusing everything related to Turpia 2.0 and its Alpha v. if you’d like to be a part of this discussion head over to:
Server: Freenode (irc.freenode.net)
at 09.00 am VE / 10.30 am AR
(VE UTC -4:30 / AR UTC -3:00)
And join the beating…
With the last stable release (v1.6.9), Turpial has been accepted as official package in the community Arch Linux repository. Now if you want to install the stable release in Arch Linux just execute:
# pacman -S turpial
Thanks to our friends Miguel Ángel Useche who was the maintainer of AUR package and Angel Velásquez who uploaded Turpial to community repository and is the current maintainer of the official package.
Our friend Andrea Stagi has added support for the github.com shorting URL service, git.io, completing for a total of 27 supported services.
This services are availables just in the development version for the moment but we are planning to release a public alpha version in the next weeks so everybody can start test the new features.
Fore detailed information check the diff of this changes
Today has been released a new maintenance version of Turpial that fixes some issues with the installation of languages and that implements the integration with the Ubuntu Messaging Menu (Unity). This version is the lastest stable (1.6.9), you can download sources from our files repository, from the stable branch in the github repository or wait until it be available in official repositories of Debian, Ubuntu and Arch Linux.
Thanks to all collaborators.