Install the latest version of Hotot on Debian and Ubuntu

If you ask me, I would say that in GNU / Linux the king of customers for Twitter e Identical es Choqok, for many reasons that now do not come to the story. The point is, there is another client that I love and about which we have already talked a lot in DesdeLinux: Hotot.

It turns out that in Debian Wheezy the version we find is the 0.9.7, which is written in Python, but if we want, we can install a much more recent version and even, written in Qt (hotot-qt) or in Gtk (hotot-gtk). For this we will use a PPA of Ubuntu.

In the case of users of Ubuntu they just have to open a terminal and put:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa: hotot-team $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install hotot

In the case of Debian, we open the file as root / Etc / apt / sources.list with our favorite text editor and we put:

deb precise main

And later:

$ sudo aptitude update $ sudo aptitude install hotot

Remember we have hotot-gtk y hotot-qt depending on our Desktop Environment.


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  1.   Yoyo Fernandez said

    And the bald guy on Twitter with psychedelic colors, who is it? 😛

    1.    elav said

      I guess the same one who put the comment above mine .. 😀

  2.   lawliet @ debian said

    It looks good, I tried Gwibber but it had bugs with OpenSUSE, Fedora and Debian. Don't you know of any for facebook?

    1.    elav said

      For Facebook I do not know any, although for Chat I use Pidgin.

    2.    DanielC said

      For FB there is only Gwibber, and only within Ubuntu and its derivatives is it stable.

  3.   monk said

    excuse me, can you explain this to the newer ones?

  4.   monk said


    * Remember that we have hotot-gtk and hotot-qt depending on our Desktop Environment. *

    1.    DanielC said

      qt = kde (and in the future also for Ubuntu with its desktop, but that will take a while)
      gtk = gnome, xfce and unity (currently)

  5.   Federico said

    I do not usually use a twitter client, it will be a matter of testing.

    1.    truko22 said

      I recommend chokoq, it was thanks to him that I understood the potential of twitter.

  6.   Darko said

    I have been using Hotot for a long time on my machine and I must say that for me it is the best Twitter client. Likewise, there is a Web version in Google Chrome, for those who did not know. They do not have to install it to test it, just by looking for it in the Google Chrome store they can test it.

  7.   Irvandoval said

    Excellent program highly recommended

  8.   DanielC said

    I also think that if he is not the best he is there. If it's not because I'm a "feisbuquero" and I don't like using clients for everything, I think I'd be using this one for twitter.

  9.   Reversi said

    Although I am not one of those who use twitter clients it seems very good, it is very well done

  10.   Hyuuga_Neji said

    Well ... Twitter does not work for me in Pidgin but I know it is due to internal problems that is why I do not plan to try hotot ...

  11.   Rots87 said

    well ... I installed choqok yesterday just to test the differences with hotot although to be honest I still don't like social networks very much and it gets me down with notifications lol

  12.   Willians vivanco said

    I recommend Turpial. It moves very well.
    Developed in python, proxy support, etc ... Anyway, a gem, and very well maintained.

    1.    elav said

      I have tried it, but for the version that was in Debian at the time, it was a bit green .. Hotot (who also uses Python) always caught my attention .. In fact, I have several articles in this same blog about Turpial

    2.    elav said

      Also .. Hotot has its Qt version, and since I use KDE .. well it works for me. 😛

      Edito: Apparently they are going to take Turpial to QT / QML 😀

  13.   sn0wt4il said


    Let's try it to see how it is.


  14.   Oai027 said

    I'm going to try, now I use Polly. Happy for the election of the POPE, (I am Argentine). Sorry if I disturb anyone.

  15.   frame said

    debian to add the key, as root: apt-key adv –keyserver –recv-keys 41011AE2