mobl-podder: A mobile web app using gpodder.net

Li-Hsuan Lung has announced a cool mobile web app: mobl-podder, a mobile web application targetting the iPad and other mobile devices. A demo instance is running on this website, so you can try it out yourself easily. For now, this just browses the gpodder.net directory, displays feeds and lets you play back episodes directly in the browser:

The app is written using mobl, and the source code is available on GitHub.


libmygpo-qt 1.0.2 released

Stefan from the libmygpo-qt project has just released version 1.0.2 of the Qt/C++ gpodder.net client library. Since the inclusion into Amarok 2.4.1 beta, interest in the library has grown, and packages have been created for different distributions. This release incorporates the feedback that the libmygpo-qt team has received based on these packaging efforts.

Source download: libmygpo-qt.1.0.2.tar.gz
md5sum: 6f88444c82e9840638ec16e366457dd7
sha1sum: e1b2b2fe3bf036c2f7753b0c514982e0583871d1

The licensing was a bit unclear, and has been clarified with this release: libmygpo-qt is licensed under the terms of the GNU LGPL v2.1 or later. Here is a short ChangeLog from the announcement:
  • Changed .so version scheme (again - but now it's final; thanks to "eean" for input)
  • Eliminated some compiler warnings in the code
  • Cleaned up the build system to only install public/required headers
  • Avoid or remove warnings from the build system
  • Updated README file
Thanks to Stefan and the libmygpo-qt team for keeping this nice and useful Qt library up-to-date. We're happy to see the gpodder.net support in Amarok being well received by the community :)


Amarok 2.4.1 beta 1 ships with gpodder.net support

The Amarok team has announced version 2.4.1 beta 1 of the cross-platform music player. This is the first version to ship with gpodder.net integration out of the box (thanks to the libmygpo-qt library and the integration efforts by Stefan, Christian and Felix). Try it out and tell us how you like it! The release announcement can be found on the Amarok homepage.


gPodder not selected for GSoC 2011

Google has announced the list of accepted organizations for Summer of Code 2011. Unfortunately, gPodder has not been selected, so we won't be able to take part in this year's SoC. If you want to work on some cool projects anyway, feel free to pick a project from the Ideas list.

We will try to apply again next year for GSoC'12, but in the mean time, we'll focus on creating a great podcatcher experience for our target platforms, and making sure that the gpodder.net web service will continue to grow and provide a pleasant podcast discovering experience.


libmygpo-qt 1.0.1 released, call for packagers

Stefan from the libmygpo-qt project announced a bugfix release for the gpodder.net Qt client library:

Dear gPodder Community,

after finishing the v1.0 Version of libmygpo-qt, the first Bugfix Release is here, v1.0.1

This is a bugfix Release, especially targeting a Bug in the Build System (library couldn't be built on Maemo 5/ARM)

Source download: libmygpo-qt.1.0.1.tar.gz
md5sum: 96095ae07a27db5593dfb73a5fa14d90
sha1sum: e94d8d96f231e946b2c1b259679140488ee04b6b

I am looking for interested people that help us with the packaging of the Library. Please contact me via the gpodder Mailinglist.

Important Links
Contact: gpodder-devel@lists.berlios.de

What is libmygpo-qt?

libmygpo-qt is a Qt/C++ Library wrapping the gPodder.net Webservice. It was created as part of a University Course & is used in one of the next versions of Amarok (2.4.1) with the new gpodder.net Service, that makes the gpodder.net Podcast Directory available from within Amarok.


gPodder is now on Flattr

Based on a request of a user on Identi.ca, I've now set up a Flattr account and placed a Flattr badge on the gpodder.org website. This means it's now possible to flattr gPodder. We'll see how this works out in the upcoming months and if it's useful for the project.