If you have previously downloaded gPodder 3.x from Nokia Store, please download the newest version from gpodder.org/downloads. The release in Nokia Store was outdated (and since January 1st 2014 we couldn't upload any new version), so we decided to remove it from there to prevent outdated installs and bug reports against old versions.
The most up-to-date and supported release will always be available from gpodder.org's downloads page, and we will try to keep the package on openrepos.net also updated, so you can get automated updates if you use the openrepos.net Warehouse client.
A new release of gPodder 4 is out, refining the UI of both the Sailfish OS and BB10 version and fixing some bugs along the way. The Sailfish OS version is available right now from the downloads page, the BB10 version is currently waiting for App World approval.
With gPodder 4 released last weekend, version 4.0.0 is now available for devices running Blackberry 10 from Blackberry World:
As pointed out by Tim on Twitter, yesterday's release was missing some proper release notes, and while if you have been following gPodder 4's development process (here, here, here and here), you kind-of know where it comes from, it's probably useful to summarize the differences between gPodder 3.x and gPodder 4 in a separate post here, especially for users wondering about the differences of gPodder 3 and gPodder 4.
Some early plans for gPodder 4 considered rewriting parts of the core in C++ for performance and portability, but in the end, we decided to take a less risky approach, and split off from gPodder 3.5.1 in April 2013 and work on trimming down, refactoring and replacing the codebase there one-by-one.
Even though we went with the existing codebase, we took this opportunity to go Python 3-only with this release (because Python 2 is a dead-end), as well as have a split between the core library (now know as gpodder-core) and user interfaces (gpodder-ui-qml and gpodder-sailfish at the moment). Another opportunity to make a clean cut was migrating from feedparser to our own, custom-written podcastparser (performance gains are goody), so we have more control over what and how we parse things, and properly split YouTube, Vimeo and Soundcloud integration into separate, self-contained modules.
Here's a list of things gPodder 4 can do better than gPodder 3:
So, time for gPodder 4 to graduate to release level. We've been using and testing it for the last few weeks on Sailfish OS and Blackberry 10, and are happy with the first release.
This is mostly a source release, with packages for Sailfish OS and Blackberry 10 being available in the respective stores hopefully soon. For Sailfish OS, we also provide a RPM package directly from gpodder.org, so you can get your podcast fix right away.
This is only the beginning; stay tuned for regular gPodder updates and fixes. Of course, we'll also update and maintain gPodder 3.x for users not covered by gPodder 4 at the moment. We expect gPodder 3 and gPodder 4 to run in parallel for quite some time, they cover different target audiences.
If you are using gPodder's CLI UI ("gpo") only and don't need the gPodder 3 Gtk UI, it is included in gpodder-core 4.0.0 and has got some nice clean-ups and features - give it a try!