Come back later - Twhirl just has to go

Its not all rosy in the Web 2.0 world. Some of my colleagues have been waxing lyrical about the value of Twhirl. This tool describes itself as follows:

‘twhirl is a desktop twitter client, based on the Adobe AIR platform.

Some of twhirl’s features:

  • runs on both Windows (2000/XP/Vista) and Mac OSX
  • connects to multiple Twitter and Friendfeed accounts
  • notifications on new tweets
  • shorten long URLs (using snurltwurl or
  • cross-post updates to Pownce and Jaiku‘

plus, plus, plus

I have noted that my MacBook Pro has taken a hit recently and it turns out that twhirl is taking up a constant 10% of my CPU usage. BAD. According to Seesmic:
‘The constant CPU usage is a problem of Adobe AIR on OSX, unfortunately. We have contacted Adobe about this, and they have confirmed that they are aware of it and working on a solution.
indifferent I’m sorry to tell you
Sprite_screen  The company says  this solves the problem’

No its does not solve the problem, it just passes the buck elsewhere. I wonder what the Adobe response to this would be?