Gwibber 2.0, next major release of the popular desktop microblogging application for Gnome, will boast many new features, support for more services and sport a newly redesigned interface.
- Improved first-run set up “wizard”
- Support for FriendFeed and Facebook Streams API
- Multiline input textbox
- Separation of replies and messages
- Support for viewing individual streams
- Option to limit number of messages displayed in stream (i.e. Adding a “More” button)
- Built in search box
- Message sending filter based on the UI view
- Public timeline support for Twitter, Identi.ca and Friendfeed
On the cards for future versions is a QT interface, allowing Gwibber to cross platforms from Linux to Windows and OS X!
Also planned for future versions are: –
- TweetDeck-style multi-column UI
- Contact lists and message filtering
- Geolocation and mapping support
- Integrate GrabberSnap for social imaging (Uploading to Twitpic, etc)
- Tracking of unread messages
Gwibber 2.0 is still currently in development but (if finished on time) may possibly be shipping as a default application in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala).
Ubuntu plan to fully integrate Gwibber into Karmic Koala and have even dubbed the next release with an unofficial slogan: “Social right from the start”.