Fixing Twitter authentication in Maemo Conversations app
Simon L R has been looking at the Twitter plugin for Maemo 5, which allows mentions and messages to appear as IMs and SMSes: Remember back when Twitter put the kaibosh on Basic Auth and took out a plethora of older, yet fully functional plugins and clients? I know I do, because ever since that day - Maemo 5 no longer had Twitter integration with contacts. What's the point in Telepathy and Mission-Control if the plugins don't work? We all love it on our desktops, that's why the Maemo team brought it to mobile. After futzing with the deprecated plugin, attempting to backport prpltwtr and kludging Pidgin, I shelved it and moved on. Using a Basic Auth proxy, Simon has managed to get rtcomm Twitter integration working again. See the link for details.
Tweed Suit (Twitter client) now in Extras-testing
Marcus Wikström has recently released Tweed Suit 0.7.8-2, a "heavy-weight Twitter client and RSS reader." Tweed Suit is a desktop style Twitter client and RSS reader for people with good eyesight and the need for massive amounts of information. You don't actually have to have a Twitter account to use it. You can just use it as a information gathering tool, but obviously without the direct messages, home and mentions. Tweed Suit is stable enough to use and available in the Extras-testing repository, but it still possesses a number of known bugs.
Got a MeeGo ExoPC? Mong now available in pre-built binary
"Mong," the working title for a game begun at MeeGo Conference San Francisco by Cornelius Hald, Tim Samoff, and Thomas Perl is available to install and play on MeeGo-powered, multi-touch devices. The game is still a work in progress, but is already quite fun to play.