When @Gargron boosts one of your toots and the notification bleep keeps playing non-stop 😂

Fresh from the oven: Telephant v0.1rc3!

Just two small fixes, in preparation for further packages & binary releases:

- Set previous mentions as initial text for replies
- Fix potential crash on startup

Ready to try it out? Get it here:


📣 Telephant, a Mastodon client for the desktop is looking for packagers!

Know how to package for Debian/Ubuntu/Mint, Gentoo, OpenSUSE, Void or other distros? Or maybe you are familiar with AppImage, Snap or Flatpak?

We're still looking for packagers to help supporting Telephant on more platforms!

Don't hesitate to say hello if you'd like to help out! ❤️

I've tested it in a fresh Ubuntu 19.10 VM and it seems to be working beautifully so far.

I think 18.04 LTS may ship with a Qt version that's too old, though. Let me know if there's interest for such a release and I may look into any issues you encounter!

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🎉 I've just pushed a new Telephant binary, specifically for Ubuntu-based distributions! 🎉

Get it here:

Make sure to install the required dependencies as listed in the README:


Looking forward to your feedback! ❤️


So many Telephant updates recently:

- Image/video viewer
- Reply/boost/like counters
- Search feature
- Support for more panes & lists
- File-picker for uploads
- Performance improvements
- ...and a ton of bugfixes!

On Arch, simply install telephant-git.

Check out the build instructions for Ubuntu or download a static binary for Linux or Windows here:


(Note: the static binary may not support video playback and platform integration on all systems)

Here it is, the first release candidate of Telephant 0.1:


Static binaries for Linux & Windows are ready to download! Arch users can simply install "telephant-git" from the AUR.

Packages for other Linux distros and a macOS binary will follow soon!

Pleroma users rejoice!

Telephant should now be able to connect to your instance!

You can download and try the latest builds here:

We're getting closer to a first public release!

You can now post images and other media in Telephant, and posts now show all their attached media items in the panes.

As usual, I've already updated the latest 0.1pre releases, so you can check those changes out yourself!

Get it here:

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I created a docker-image that automagicly builds a fresh version of #telephant inside a docker container and ships all required dependencies (therefore saves a lot of time on first run)


It makes it easier to build telephant and should be able to run build on every machine with a working docker setup
@fribbledom @telephant

Maybe @Gargron can shine some light on this:

some people report getting a 401: invalid_client during the auth process with Telephant. Do some instances require clients to be whitelisted or what is going on there?

I can't personally reproduce it yet, so I'm hoping you have an idea.

New 0.1pre release builds are online with an improved auth process, support for Mastodon lists and a few other improvements!

Get it while it's hot:

Now look at that! Could it be that Telephant just gained support for Mastodon lists?

A big thank you goes out to @ben for the fantastic preparatory work in the Mastodon client library we use!

New release builds coming with that feature later today!

Go fetch the latest build of Telephant!

It now supports adding (and removing) extra panes for hashtags, has improved mouse wheel scrolling and a bunch of other, smaller fixes.

Find the links in the README:


If I wanted to test the polls feature in Telephant, but couldn't wait for someone else to post one... is this good enough an excuse to post this poll here myself?

I guess the point is, that from Go's point of view there are no libraries, merely packages. Which makes for a slight difference in handling.

Once/If/When we switch to dynamic builds, then obviously that's an entirely different discussion.

And no! Thank _you_ for helping _me_ sort out the packaging situation. I'm sorry it's been such a pita so far.

For all the Ubuntu users out there, I've just updated the build instructions for your distribution and ran through a test install in a virtual machine.

Let me know if this works for you:


Since many of you still run into issues building Telephant on Ubuntu/Debian, I've decided to build a (mostly) static executable you should be able to run on a bunch of recent Linux distros.

Tested on Arch & Ubuntu 19.04.

Find it here:

Trying to create proper packages for a few distros next.

A tooting hello to all new users & testers!

Loving all your feedback, likes & stars ❤️ Keep it coming!


Want to help testing Telephant on Windows (7 and newer)?

Here's a stand-alone 64bit binary, that should just work 😊


Let me know if this works for you!

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