gPodder 3.1.1 "The Preachification of Convincing John" released

Our monthly release cycle continues with this small update to your favorite media aggregator. The Gtk+ UI (for Desktop operating systems) regained the "Open Download Folder" menu item for the podcast list, while the QML UI gained multi-episode selection menus for downloading, deleting and playing back multiple episodes. Some minor bugs were also fixed. Here's the list of changes:
  • Gtk UI: Reintroduce "Open Download Folder" menu item
  • Fix "gPodderDownloadHTTPError' object has no attribute 'errcode'
  • CLI: Fix error handling bug with strerror
  • JSON Config: Convert float to int (bug 1590)
  • QML UI: Implement multi-episode selection (bug 1594)
  • QML UI: Selection menu for multi-selector (bug 1463)
As always, a detailed changelog is available at gpodder.org/changelog/3.1.1.

md5sum: dcf70c4913278a05a5a59ed74a080945
sha1sum: 84c14cdb73045b00b541a173a0f70662c931346f

For packages in distributions, see the downloads page.

Please note that the Desktop version of gPodder 3 does not yet contain the MP3 player syncing feature. This is also the reason why the Ubuntu PPA won't be updated to the 3.x releases yet. Users depending on MP3 player syncing are recommended to stay on gPodder 2.20.1 until we get MP3 player syncing into the 3.x releases. When MP3 player syncing lands in 3.x, we will start updating the Ubuntu PPA again. Ubuntu users not requiring the MP3 player sync feature can use gPodder 3 packages from Debian Experimental in the meantime. See this blog post for more information and add your use cases and offer for volunteering to this wiki page. Thanks for your help!


Talk slides from Semana da Ciência e Tecnologia

On Tuesday, I've given a talk about the history and development methodology of and in the gPodder project at the Science and Technology Week in Evora, Portugal. You can find more details on the talk page or take a look at the slides.

You can download the slides PDF here: gPodder talk 2012-04-17

The target audience for this talk were students who want to get involved in open source development, and who know about the general development topics, but want to know more about what infrastructure and content is needed to maintain a proper open source project.

I've been doing talks about gPodder from different perspectives since 2008, the next one will be at the Tizen Conference 2012 in San Francisco - with focus on mobile development and the web service. If you want me to give a talk about open source development at your event, company or meetup, drop me a line and I'll see what I can do for you.