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So I was reading over on OMG! Ubuntu! about this new Ubuntu twitter client called "Polly", and I was wondering how to install it.

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The easy way

Polly recently added a PPA - to add it, run the following:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:conscioususer/polly-daily && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install polly

Then, just select "Polly" to run from the Unity Dash, or run polly from a terminal if you want to catch the messages/output/etc.

Outdated instructions that are being kept for future reference:

Fairly simple to run it. This won't install it properly, it'll just download the python files to your home directory and run them. But it works.

cd ~
sudo apt-get install python-socksipy python-oauth2 python-numpy bzr
bzr branch lp:polly


If you want to make a launcher, just have it run ~/polly/polly or /home/username/polly/polly.

You'll want to keep it updated on a regular basis. To do that, run:

cd ~/polly && bzr update
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