a collection of miscellaneous projects of Paul Philippov

Fliewr (Flickr viewer)

fliewr screenshot

Fliewr is a Flickr photostream viewer for any Gtk-enabled desktop. Fliewr monitors activity on your contacts photostreams and displays preview images with detailed information of each image available on mouse over.


In order to install and run fliewr you should have the following packages installed on your system:

You can install required packages with the following command

$ sudo apt-get install ruby ruby-dev rubygems ruby-gnome2 libgtk-mozembed-ruby \
  libxml-ruby libxml2 libxml2-dev libopenssl-ruby


$ sudo gem install fliewr

Fliewr comes with both desktop entry file and icon, though they are not installed automatically during gem installation process. To make Fliewr acessible via GNOME menu move data/fliewr.application file into /usr/share/application/ directory, and copy data/pixmaps/fliewr.svg icon to /usr/share/pixmaps/ directory accordingly.


At the first start you should enter your Tumblr email and password to get access to your blogs.

Source files

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