Support Twitter/StatusNet native retweeting from client

Bug #544495 reported by Greg Grossmeier on 2010-03-22
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Gwibber
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gwibber (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
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Bug Description

Twitter supports this native retweeting functionality through the API:
http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Twitter-REST-API-Method:-statuses-retweet

All that is needed is the original tweet's unique ID number.

identi.ca/status.net does the same, except make
http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/retweet/25686488.xml
look like
http://identi.ca/api/statuses/retweet/25686488.xml
(that is not explicitly called out at http://status.net/wiki/Twitter-compatible_API but I just did it myself using curl.

This could probably be a setting in preferences (ugh, yet another?): "Use native retweeting/repeating functionality when available?"

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Changed in gwibber:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
summary: - Support twitter/identi.ca native retweeting from client
+ Support Twitter/StatusNet native retweeting from client
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2010-03-23
Changed in gwibber (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gwibber:
assignee: nobody → Matt Singleton (matthew-j-singleton)
Kai Mast (kai-mast) wrote :

Will this be in 3.0? Seems to me like one of the big missing features in gwibber.

Michael Stevens (mstevens-etla) wrote :

I also wish for this.

Matthew Smith (indigojo) wrote :

This feature is really important. Right now, new-style retweets show like old-style ones, with the last few characters (i.e. those displaced by the "RT @JoeBloggs" at the beginning) missing, which is often a bit of a URL. Gwibber is the last major Twitter client not to implement this.

Changed in gwibber:
assignee: Matt Singleton (matthew-j-singleton) → nobody
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
milestone: none → 3.1.2
Changed in gwibber:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in gwibber (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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