gPodder 4 on Sailfish OS - progress report

Back in action, we have some small progress to report on gPodder 4's Sailfish OS port: The QML UI has now been mostly converted to use Sailfish Silica, so work can now progress on finishing features and polishing up the UI. The plan is to get gPodder into Jolla Store, which will happen as soon as it's mostly feature-complete (day to day usable) and once PyOtherSide is a supported API in Jolla Harbour (which is a work in progress also).

The source code can be found at http://github.com/gpodder/gpodder-sailfish (you can use "git clone --recursive" to also check out the submodules in one go).

The research work done on the podcastparser library really pays off - compared to the feedparser-based parser used in gPodder 2 and gPodder 3, gPodder 4's podcastparser parses most feeds almost instantly on a WLAN connection. Add to that the nice asynchronous nature of PyOtherSide, and you get a really fast application for which most users probably can't tell the difference between a Python-based and C++-based Silica application.


  1. It certainly looks a *lot* smoother than the Harmattan version. Glad your R&D payed off :)

  2. Great news, keep up the good work :)

    I've missed gpodder a lot after my n900 died, looking forward to a native app on my jolla instead of an android one.


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