Package Details: polly 0.93.12-3

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Package Base: polly
Description: Linux Twitter client designed for multiple columns of multiple accounts
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: mtorromeo
Maintainer: None
Last Packager: TheGoliath
Votes: 50
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2011-10-04 11:56
Last Updated: 2020-01-05 20:18

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zexias commented on 2014-10-15 12:35


TuxLyn: I get it in my pc once, but it was when I used a debian. I talked to the dev of Polly and he said to me that he already fixed this bug (it's releated with the 'new' Auth of twitter, if my mind don't fail) and he said that the already fix it in project's repository (here: But I don't know how to help, because I'm new in Arch. But I would to!

fax: Thank you, this worked for me!

fax commented on 2014-03-30 13:42

> Does anyone else have a problem that Polly forgets account settings after each reboot (running Xfce here)?

I spent a lot of time debugging this and it turns out that the python2-keyring dependency doesn't depend on any keyring backend thus python2-keyring doesn't know how and where to store the account settings unless you already installed a backend through another package. For XFCE it is best to install python2-secretstorage, python2-keyring will pick up that backend automatically. In theory, Gnome keyring would be an option but I couldn't make it work and the secret service/secret storage libs are more modern and supported by Gnome as well.

I am wondering if it would make sense to add python2-secretstorage as a dependency to polly?

TuxLyn commented on 2014-01-30 01:59

I get many connection error messages in v0.93.11 (pre-alpha 3.11)

When I click on menu, "File" => "New list stream" => "My lists"

Twitter refused the request. Please wait a few minutes and try again.

Any fix for this ?

phraktal commented on 2014-01-15 02:19

During installation I get this:
I/O warning : failed to load external entity "/usr/share/gconf/schemas/polly.schemas"
Failed to open `/usr/share/gconf/schemas/polly.schemas': No such file or directory
When I try to start polly I get:
Polly 0.93.11 (pre-alpha 3.11)
Copyright (C) 2011 Marcelo Hashimoto
cache path: /home/tomasz/.cache/polly
config path: /home/tomasz/.config/polly
data home: /home/tomasz/.local/share/polly
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/polly", line 275, in <module>
proxy_controller = gui.frontend.proxy.Controller(setting_factory)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/polly/gui/frontend/", line 84, in __init__
self.backend = ControllerBackend(self._enabled_callback, self._host_callback, self._port_callback, self._type_callback, setting_factory)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/polly/", line 191, in __init__
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/polly/", line 57, in _update_enabled
enabled = self.enabled_setting.get_value()
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/polly/", line 64, in get_value
return self.value.get_bool()
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'get_bool'

uppfinnarn commented on 2014-01-08 11:43

The package is no longer installing the gconf schemas properly, and as a result, the program refuses to start. 'polly-bzr' works, so maybe you should take a look at what it does.

zilvervos commented on 2013-12-06 14:46

After Hotot became unstable a few months ago, I'm now using Polly as my regular Twitter client. There is a lot in Polly that could be improved, but in general the program does what it should do and I am a grateful user.

However, Polly has one serious defect: after having a Polly window open for a few hours, the polly process starts grabbing enormous amounts of CPU and memory and sometimes almost blocks my system. Seems like some memory bug. Are others also experiencing this?

andreyv commented on 2013-10-29 08:05

After the latest update, there is a non-fatal error during the install phase:

I/O warning : failed to load external entity "/usr/share/gconf/schemas/polly.schemas"
Failed to open `/usr/share/gconf/schemas/polly.schemas': No such file or directory

bjo commented on 2013-09-05 18:40

andreyv: I have this issue from time to time.

andreyv commented on 2013-07-10 06:23

Does anyone else have a problem that Polly forgets account settings after each reboot (running Xfce here)?

So far I found this:

uppfinnarn commented on 2013-05-16 15:03

Should depend on python2-dbus, otherwise it refuses to launch.