I’m excited with the idea of Gwibber microblogging client. But I’d like to change few things there to meet my requirements before adopting it as a desktop microblogging tool. Open source development and GPL licensing allow you to fork any project and change it as you like. But honestly I’m not fluent in Python, and I’m not willing to mess with WebKit. Instead, I’ve started to write my own client from scratch, with Gwibber in mind. My client is developed upon Ruby-GNOME2 bindings to GTK+ and Mozilla. That is my first attempt to use Ruby with GTK, and so things go slow. Though I have lots of fun while working on the project. Below are few screenshots of the developing prototype under working title Porifera.