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StatusNet has an Open Source Client for both Desktop and Mobile. It is based upon Appcelerator. The clients are licensed under the Apache license.



StatusNet Icon Green 512x512.png is released!

Platform support:

  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
  • Mac OS X (10.5/10.6, Intel or PowerPC)
  • Linux 32-bit
  • Linux 64-bit (add note on installation issue with Ubuntu 10.04)



  • Download the tar.gz package and extract it
  • Double-click on "StatusNet Desktop" to start the installer
  • To run it again, just double click again on the same "StatusNet Desktop" icon when you installed

Known issues

There's a known issue with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS or Fedora 13 (including Raw Hide) and the Titanium runtime that results in this error when trying to start StatusNet Desktop:

symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/ undefined symbol: g_malloc_n

A quick fix is to delete these conflicting files after you run the installer.

rm ~/.titanium/runtime/linux/1.0.0/libgobject-2.0.*
rm ~/.titanium/runtime/linux/1.0.0/libglib-2.0.*
rm ~/.titanium/runtime/linux/1.0.0/libgio-2.0.*
rm ~/.titanium/runtime/linux/1.0.0/libgthread-2.0.*

On ArchLinux and others where libpng14 is the default you might need to install libpng12 also.


Adding an account

  • Add your user name and password
  • Under "site", add "" and you are done!


  • How to uninstall (Debian/Ubuntu)

To do

State the expected release date for 0.9.1

Help to translate the software.

Fix the bug that affects users of Ubuntu


Mobile info updated!

Bugs and Feature Requests

Bugs and feature requests can be filed in StatusNet's issue tracker.


StatusNet Desktop and StatusNet Mobile are free, open source software, released under the Apache license.

Need a customized client tool for your StatusNet installation? You can make it, or we can build it for you!

Source code is available on Gitorious for easy browsing and cloning. The clients are built using the open-source JavaScript Appcelerator Titanium libraries, with shared backend code and separate desktop- and mobile-oriented user interfaces.

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