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Installing Adobe AIR and TweetDeck on Ubuntu 9.04

2009/06/17 1 comment

This is a short manual on how to install Adobe AIR and Adobe AIR applications such as TweetDeck on Ubuntu 9.04 (This instruction should also work with most up-to-date Linux distributions). Once you have confirmed that everything works (i.e. TweetDeck works), you can delete all downloaded files.

  1. Download Adobe AIR from their homepage: http://airdownload.adobe.com/air/lin/download/latest/AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
  2. Make AdobeAIRInstaller.bin executable

    $ chmod +x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

  3. Install Adobe AIR

    $ sudo ./AdobeAIRInstaller.binThis will install Adobe AIR to /opt/Adobe AIR

  4. Download TweetDeck

    $ wget \
    http://tweetdeck.com/beta/TweetDeck_0_25_manual.air

  5. Install TweetDeck using Adobe AIR installer

    $ /opt/Adobe\ AIR/Versions/1.0/airappinstaller

  6. This will open a GUI installer and automatically start TweetDeck. Furthermore, a starter will be created on your desktop.
  7. The desktop starter is just a script. Here’s the content:

    ~/Desktop$ cat \
    tweetdeckfast.f9...21.1.desktop
    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=TweetDeck
    Comment=Welcome to TweetDeck - a unique way to view your twitter timeline
    GenericName=TweetDeck
    Exec='opt'/'TweetDeck'/bin'TweetDeck'
    Type=Application
    Terminal=false
    Icon=tweetdeckfast.f9...4c21.1
    StartupNotify=true
    X-KDE-StartupNotify=true
    Categories=Utility;
    X-AppInstall-Package=tweetdeckfast.f9..4c21.1
    X-AppInstall-Section=main

  8. To uninstall Adobe AIR and Adobe AIR applications, select “Programs” -> “Applications” -> Adobe AIR Uninstaller”. This will also automatically uninstall Adobe AIR applications (i.e. TweetDeck).

Pidgin, the multi-plattform, multi-protocol instant messenger

2009/04/09 1 comment

Pidgin is one of the many multi-protocol instant messengers. And its available for many plattforms (Windows, GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, etc). Although pidgin supports many protocols out-of-the-box (f. ex. ICQ, AIM, IRC, XMPP/Jabber, Groupwise), new plugins are constantly emerging. The Pidgin-Plugin page gives a nice summary.

Some additional plugins I’ve come across are: