Cover Choqok's gap with Hotot-QT

I as a user of KDE and at Twitter, I almost just received news that hurt me as if it were a blow to my lower area: Choqok, the best client for Twitter / de GNU / Linux, is officially out of support.

And I have no idea if something has had to do with it, but this morning it didn't work anymore. Ready, he died. And is that Twitter turned off its old API. The point is that its developer (who was also who was in charge of Blogilo), you have made use of your rights and just put the project asideWell, now we are going to dedicate the time to Choqok to photography.

But not all is lost. At least for me there is always a worthy replacement, which has a version in Qt and which we have already talked about in FromLinux: Hotot.

Hotot-QT In fact, I just got a tweet from his official account that says:

Twitter shuts off old API. Old versions stop working. please update to latest version of Hotot Chrome. It works on new API.

Installation on Debian / Ubuntu

To install it on Debian what I did was download the packages from Sid's repository:


And I installed them using the command:

sudo dpkg -i hotot-qt_0.9.8.13 + git20130311-4_amd64.deb hotot-common_0.9.8.13 + git20130311-4_all.deb

In the case of Ubuntu We just have to add the line to sources.list:

deb [lucid / maverick / natty / oneiric / precise / quantal / raring] main

We update and install:

sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install hotot-qt

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  1.   vicky said

    Choqok already has new developers 🙂

    He also says that they will repair it soon

    1.    elav said

      Great! 😀

  2.   TUDz said

    I suppose that in the case of Ubuntu the line for the sources.list should remain from the following. way no?
    deb raring main

    1.    elav said

      Exact. It depends on the version of Ubuntu you use.

      1.    dwarf said

        Can't add the PPA and that's it?

        1.    eliotime3000 said

          In Debian and Ubuntu derivatives, yes, but for Debian users, they would have to add the public key manually to be able to add the repos to "/etc/apt/sources.list" using nano or using the Software Sources if you have the laziness of editing the sources of the repos (this last process is the one I used in Squeeze, but in Wheezy this application is no longer so stable so I reported it to the maintainers).

    2.    DanielC said

      The last version where hotot worked was 12.04.

      And as I have tried, outside of Debian and Ubuntu, nowhere can you register a Twitter account in Hotot. And the same happened to me with choqok in fedora, mageia and osuse in their latest versions with KDE (unless it is the problem of having tried in livecd and not with the distro properly installed).

      1.    eliotime3000 said

        Tokens, tokens everywhere. That same problem is the one I always had with Hotot when starting on Twitter (with I didn't have that kind of problem).

  3.   Diavolo said

    I ran into this same problem since last night.

    Today I just read that twitter stopped supporting its API 1.0, so the first thing I thought about was Hotot-QT as well.

    While I wait for this to be fixed in Choqok, I will install Hotot-QT on my new Arch.

  4.   Rots87 said

    Too bad they haven't yet updated hotot in archlinux ...

  5.   Luis said

    It worked for me perfect, thanks Elav.

  6.   @Jlcmux said

    I have not been able to know how to manage several accounts at the same time in Hotot -.-

    1.    eliotime3000 said

      I also wanted to do the same, but it is not possible to keep the Twitter and accounts open together in Hotot (I also tried in Hootsuite, but it cannot even be in its version as an application).

  7.   eliotime3000 said

    That is why I am using Hotot on and not another Twitter client on Chrome / Chromium.

    Anyway, I'll try it to see if it doesn't ask me for the damn token that has been bugging me when it comes to accessing Twitter.

    1.    cr0t0 said

      Twitter tires with the subject of AP |, you always have to be updated. I use the SILVER BIRD extension in Chrome / Chromium and it is quite useful. Today it did not work, update to the latest version and voila.

      1.    eliotime3000 said

        I use Tweetdeck and Hootsuite as Twitter clients, and Hotot as client (although they are already rumored to be moving to on Chromium / Chrome. The misfortune of all this is that Hotot is that its clients for each GNU / Linux distro are not always up to date.

  8.   likewho said

    One of the things that I prefer Hotot over other clients, is that the tweets are loaded in real time. Interestingly, when I'm on KDE, no matter what version (Gtk, Qt, KDE) I use, it takes a couple of minutes to request automatic reload, unless I press "r". The bad thing is that when doing it, the Twitter API saturates or something like that x)

  9.   mcplatano said

    It works very well for me and I was looking for something like that, thank you very much elav.

  10.   wolvelopez said

    I've been using it for a while and I loved it from the beginning, although I also love Polly. What do you think of Polly?

  11.   enteremily said

    What version of Hotot can I use with Linux Mint 15 Olivia with Cinnamon desktop? I have tried Hotot-GTK and Hotot-QT and despite being able to link it to my Twitter profile, I can't see my Timeline or anything.