Pwytter 0.5

New Features

  • Friends support: show/hide button, load and display dynamically
  • Send X-Twitter headers
  • Image and user hints
  • Now run on Linux

Pytter 0.5 Main Window


  • Reduced GUI width to 450px
  • sdist support in

Bugs corrected

  • Bug: in change parameters : there is now a live refresh
  • Bug: No more exception when quitting the application


9 Responses to “Pwytter 0.5”

  1. pyg Says:

    Hi PJ,
    I downloaded Windows binaries, unziped, and executed pwytter.exe

    But I just get an error message.

    Here is the error log :
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “”, line 37, in ?
    NameError: name ‘__file__’ is not defined

  2. Pierre-Jean Coudert Says:

    pyg> Same here. I’m investigating this question…

  3. Pierre-Jean Coudert Says:

    pyg > The bug was corrected :

  4. pyg Says:

    Works a lot better ;) Thx for your reactivity !

    Pwytter seems always to be a little buggy at startup.

    May I suggest some UI improvements ?
    1- when starting pwytter : use a loading splashcreen, and do not hide pwytter under other windows by default
    2- switching timeline should be a select menu (or suppress the “timeline” word, and put “me”, “my friends”, “everybody” along each other)
    3- add some “?” help button presenting : 1) whats twitter 2) why use twitter 3) how to use pwytter 3.1) especially how to create an account
    4- “xxx caracters remaning” should be in gray and “Characters available: xxx”
    5- wouch : why black interface ??? Its sooooo geeky ;) I hope that in the futur, we could switch colors/theme (even hardcoding it in config file). I could give you some Hex value to test, if you want…
    6- could be great feature, but I suppose not permitted by twitter : creating profile by pwytter (not urgent, btw)

    But it’s really a great start !

    I will think about integrate it in Framakey , cause its easier to use than Miranda or Gaim (even if it’s not the same objective). What do you think ?

  5. Pierre-Jean Coudert Says:

    pyg > Thanks for the suggestions ! I’ll do my best to integrate them in a future release.

    Yes please, give me some color Hex values :-)
    Could you explain me #6 a bit more in details ?

    And it will be a pleasure to be in the Framakey !!!!!

    PS: Do you have a twitter account ? (mine is pjblog)

  6. pyg Says:

    For #6, i was thinking that it could be difficult to understand for a newbie that he had to register on if he wants to change his nickname or invite friends.

    The idea behind is to ease the first use of twitter (think about hundred people using pwytter with the default login… bad idea)

    So I thought that an option to register/subscribe from pwytter would be great, but I’m not sure that twitter provide an API for that.

    For color values, may I suggest something like white and

    (et maintenant que je suis sur Lyon et qu’il me semble que tu n’es pas loin, je te paie une biere quand tu veux pour parler de la diffusion de winlibre/maclibre par Framasoft ;) )

  7. Pierre-Jean Coudert Says:

    pyg > yes good idea ! I’ll put a link to the register page in a first time.
    Thanks for the links.

    (avec plaisir. Je vais être absent jusqu’au 15 Août mais on se fait ça après. Ok ?)

  8. pyg Says:

    (pas de pb, on se recontacte apres le 15 aout !)

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