Frecuently Asked Questions
- Is Turpial a software Stable and Error free?
- Does Turpial work on Linux, Windows amd MacOS?
- So, is that a Bird in your pocket or… How do I install it?
- Why does Turpial takes a bit to start?
- What’s that “Retweet” & “Retweet (Old) all about?
- How to view 3 columns in Turpial?
- Does Turpial support multiple accounts?
- Turpial doesn’t use my default browser to open links, What should I do?
- Holy Bugs, Batman! You found a glitch or want to suggest a new feature, Who’re You gonna call?
- What’s to come in future Turpial versions?
- How can I help in translating Turpial to another languages?
YES and no. Currently there are two branches of Turpial software, the first and Stable one is Turpial v.1.5 free of errors and fully functional, it’s being tested and works without a glitch but without access to Direct Messages. The second branch, Development Branch, is in constant evolution adding new and improve characteristics to the bird but it’s on a testing phase soon to be release. Turpial v.1.6.6.rc1, currently in Development branch, is in its final state to become stable, but it can come with some issues not yet identify that could compromise Turpial’s performance somehow. If you dare to try it out and come across any glitches or bugs please report it to our Development Team and we’ll gladly fix it for you.
We can asure full functionality on GNU/Linux enviroments (Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, etc) and any variation of desktops as long as PyGTK libraries are installed (GNOME, KDE, Fluxbox, Openbox, Xfce, Unity, etc).
Theoretically speaking, Turpial should work on Windows, and there are signs that it does, but is yet to be officialy confirmed. If you’d like to test it out you need to install all dependencies for the Bird (More info in the README file). How about you try it out and let us know how it went? :)
Unfortunately it’s not yet available for MacOS. We are in the Lookout for vonlutiers on know PyObjC, willing to lend us a hand with Turpial, (Requeriments include but are not limited to: Whiplashes, slavery and many others ways of torture) if you know someone, please ask him/her to give us a shout, Click here for our e-mails.
Any of the following methods will work:
1. Using the package/repository specific to your Distro
Thanks to the wonderful work form our friends Turpial’s got packages for many GNU/Linux distros. Go to Downloads and choose your beloved OS.
2. Using Python Setup Tools
If you’re a DIY (Do It Yourself) kinda of guy/girl, Turpial come’s fully charged, which means you can use the Source Code to install it on your own. All you need is the setuptools package by Python. Then open a terminal and in Turpial’s directory type:
# python setup.py install
3. Test it without installing
If you’re a bit paranoid or just plain crazy, Turpial’s got a way for you too. The Fact that the Bird is developed in Python means that all you need are it’s library/dependencies installed to be able to use it.
Most GNU/Linux Distros (Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, etc) come with the Python interpeter installed. So, if you use one of those, all you’ll need are the dependencies (Check README file for any updates on them).
Then, create a script in Turpial’s root directory (file name turpial.sh) that contains the following:
#!/bin/bash export PYTHONPATH=$PWD python turpial/main.py
Set turpial.sh Executable permissions and Execute it (by double clicking it or by terminal) and you’ll have Turpial singing in an instant.
The first time around Turpial will take a few seconds (up to a minute) to load, this is due to the Safe Authorization takes a bit to complete (it also depends on conection settings and speed). All you need to do, is follow the steps promted in the dialog screen and you’ll be set in no time. Again, this is a one-time thing, so don’t worry and enjoy.
In 2009 Twitter changed its API and officialized RT (Retweets), so we took it in our hands to allow you, the user, to choose how to Retweet. Either the New official RT or the Standard way by adding a “RT” before the tweet you want to show your followers.
Simple, go to Preferences and click the “Extended Mode” Feature.
No yet, but we’re working on it. (Keep an eye open for Turpial 2.0 but don’t tell anyone about it). At the moment, Turpial can only use one account at a time but you can open as many Turpial instances as you want using different acounts in each of them without a single problem. The only thing you need to remember is to be loged OUT of Twitter on the web when Turpial tries to do the Safe Authoraztion for the first time.
Easy fix, Go to Prefrences then to the Web Browser label at the top, click on Choose another Web Browser then Examine and select your browser of choice when ready and save your changes, Done!.
GhostBusters, if you feel adventoures, you can create an Issue in the Features and Bug request Platform. If that’s to complex for you or you just want to talk to any of us (praises, insults or whatever crosses your mind) you can send an email to our gmail accounts. Users are as follows:
There’s a lot at hand, from adding more features to an easier GUI (Graphical User Interface), bleeding-edge technology and themes for your own personalized Turpial. Not only that but you can also expect multiples accounts and services at the same time. Keep an eye open for Turpial 2.0.
Easy, all you need is o create an acount at http://www.transifex.net, then visit turpial en transifex and find the language you want to help us with. There you click on Edit and start completing the translation in the project online.
Keep into account that there are several chained pages to translate, but remeber, you don’t need to do it all at once. Just translate what you can and save the changes on Submit Translations. You can return later on to continue working on the project whenever you feel like it. You can keep track of your progress in the site of the project and once you’ve finish click on Send for Review. If everything’s fine (and we’re sure it will be ’cause we can’t read/speake/ that language you’re helping us with), your translation will be added to Turpial’s development repositories.
When the Stable version of Turpial is release, your translation will be there and you will be in the credits of Turpial as part of our team xD.
Note: Spanish is the base language Turpial was developed on, so we don’t need translators for that. THANKS!