TweetDeck 0.38.2 on Ubuntu 12.04


Lets be precise on the fact that TweetDeck’s new HTML5 client is horrible and is a stripped down version of the client we love so much. I have frequently fancied the idea of finding an Open Source Twitter client that matches some or all of the features that TweetDeck 0.38.2 had but in all honesty Gwibber and the rest are really not up to par performance or feature wise.

As such I was recently trying to find a way to get TweetDeck 0.38.2 running on Ubuntu 12.04 since TweetDeck removed the option from their site and here is the solution…

1. Download AdobeAIRInstaller.bin here.

2. cd Downloads

3. chmod +x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

4. ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin

5. Download TweetDeck-0.38.2.air here.

6. Install the air application and voila your back to the goodness and features of TweetDeck 0.38.2!




  1. Mr_Birdsang says

    Thank you very much for this short yet glorious tutorial! You just made my day!!! 😀

    Regards from Germany…

  2. FelipeGno says

    Thanks benja!. The new tweetdeck (official version) is horrible. 
    Greetings from Chile

  3. liferfe says

    Ubuntu 12.04: This worked almost fine, with this error:
    At 4th. step  installing Adobeair I got this error message: “”Adobe AIR could not be installed. Install either Gnome Keyring or KDE KWallet before installing Adobe AIR.”
    In this post: I got a solution that fixed the problem,
    After this, I repeated steps 4, 5 and 6 and Tweetdeck is working fine.
    Thanks a lot Benjamin