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The new podQast player in the Forbidden Fruits variant: All that cannot be done with harbour possibilities and bleeding edge stuff - probably not working...

With 2.70 all development stuff can be found here which will then be released in harbour.

Version sheme:


develorrelase odd: Develop release (2.70-0), even Harbour release (2.60-0)



Application versions: 
File harbour-podqast-1.7-0ff.noarch.rpm434.16 KB24/11/2018 - 16:15
File harbour-podqast-1.8-0ff.noarch.rpm435.75 KB04/12/2018 - 23:46
File harbour-podqast-1.9-0ff.noarch.rpm436.23 KB08/12/2018 - 17:53
File harbour-podqast-1.11-0ff.noarch.rpm606.76 KB28/12/2018 - 00:38
File harbour-podqast-1.12-0ff.noarch.rpm607.96 KB29/12/2018 - 15:09
File harbour-podqast-2.0-0ff.noarch.rpm1.34 MB20/01/2019 - 00:57
File harbour-podqast-2.1-1ff.noarch.rpm1.34 MB24/01/2019 - 21:09
File harbour-podqast-2.2-0ff.noarch.rpm1.34 MB03/02/2019 - 21:48
File harbour-podqast-2.3-0ff.noarch.rpm1.34 MB23/02/2019 - 22:45
File harbour-podqast-2.4-0ff.noarch.rpm1.26 MB20/07/2019 - 18:31
File harbour-podqast-2.5-0ff.noarch.rpm1.21 MB22/07/2019 - 15:43
File harbour-podqast-2.6-0ff.noarch.rpm1.21 MB15/08/2019 - 13:13
File harbour-podqast-2.7-0ff.noarch.rpm1.21 MB10/11/2019 - 23:35
File harbour-podqast-2.9-0ff.noarch.rpm1.21 MB28/04/2020 - 20:51
File harbour-podqast-2.10-0ff.noarch.rpm1.2 MB05/05/2020 - 16:29
File harbour-podqast-2.11-0ff.noarch.rpm1.2 MB06/05/2020 - 19:00
File harbour-podqast-2.12-0ff.noarch.rpm1.21 MB08/05/2020 - 10:58
File harbour-podqast-2.13-0ff.noarch.rpm1.21 MB11/07/2020 - 23:07
File harbour-podqast-2.14-0ff.noarch.rpm1.21 MB12/07/2020 - 20:23
File harbour-podqast-2.17-0.noarch.rpm966.21 KB04/02/2021 - 22:54
File harbour-podqast-2.17-1ff.noarch.rpm966.96 KB04/02/2021 - 23:56
File harbour-podqast-2.18-0ff.noarch.rpm966.96 KB06/02/2021 - 00:36
File harbour-podqast-2.20-0ff.noarch.rpm1.32 MB01/04/2021 - 22:33
File harbour-podqast-2.21-0ff.noarch.rpm1.32 MB04/04/2021 - 14:59
File harbour-podqast-2.23-0ff.noarch.rpm1.29 MB13/11/2021 - 15:33
File harbour-podqast-2.70-0.noarch.rpm1.3 MB27/11/2022 - 16:45
File harbour-podqast-2.71-0.noarch.rpm1.39 MB30/01/2023 - 13:35

Version 2.71-0

- disable Sandbox

Version 2.70-0

- Episode images

Version 2.23-0ff

- new tutorial
- switching over to downloaded file when streaming
- streaming indicator
- episode search in podcast view
- option to disable autoplay next in queue
- feed pagination support
- has been played marker
- event log
- several bugfixes and hopefully not to many new bugs

Version 2.21-0ff

- migration fixes #40

Version 2.20-0ff

- move to sql based data model (speed up) thanks to thigg

Version 2.18-0ff

- Small correction for backward compatibility

Version 2.17-1ff

- new context menus for SFOS 4.0

Version 2.14-0ff

- sv translation update

Version 2.13-0ff

- Chapter selection thanks to Lukas J. See https://gitlab.com/cy8aer/podqast/-/merge_requests/34

Version 2.12-0ff

- Fixing translations

Version 2.11-0ff

- fix wizzard (thanks to Lauri Kopo)

Version 2.10-0ff
- fix race condition if external directory does not exist.

Version 2.9-0ff

- fyyd.de search engine

Version 2.7-0ff

- Chinese translations by dashinfantry
- Correct update when on mobile

Version 2.6-0ff

- French translations, thanks to Luis Turpinat

Version 2.5-0ff

- Merge !25 - Use regex replace for podtrack circumvention

Version 2.4-0ff

- SFOS 3.1.0 icon fixing
- some pyhon tuning

Version 2.3-0ff

- Discover by URL with better edit handling
- More descriptive "Auto post limit reached"

Version 2.2-0ff

- usage tuning (same icon for archiving like history, set sleep timer more visible)
- changes in internal data structure
- bug fixes
Version 2.1-1ff

- Sleep timer: Never sleep your playlist empty again!
- Global sleep time in preferences
- Start/Stop sleep timer in player drop down
- Long pressing sleep timer icon resets to default time
- Possibility to direct archive posts in posts list

Version 2.0-0ff

- Side loading - put files into Music/podqast/external (needs opt-in in preferences)
- better handling in moving items in playlist
- many bug fixes

Version 1.12-0ff

- preferences: keep favorites downloaded
- preferences: allow to change the refresh time
- favorites symlinks in ~/podqast/favorites when downloaded

Version 1.11-0ff

- minor bugfix in library list elements

Version 1.10-0ff

- general bug fixes
- tuned library page (full scrolling)
- fix hanging podcasts refresh - if a podcast refresh fails

Version 1.9-0ff

- rudimentary bluetooth support (not all devices working)
- first help pages

Version 1.8-0ff

- work around for not well formed enclosures
- work around for bozo=1 invalid character set
- opml export

Version 1.7-0ff

- Fixing tumblr tweets (thanks to @flesser)
- File picker for OPML import
- Preferences: flag to enable experimental features
- Experimental: Backup - no restore by now (see tmo podqast thread...)

Version 1.6-0ff

- Indexing for inbox
- cosmetics

All changes:

https://gitlab.com/cy8aer/podqast/commits/ff (forbidden fruits)

https://gitlab.com/cy8aer/podqast/commits/master (harbour)


yusssufff's picture


Your app is wonderfull but since last updates i have big problems..

-Many of my url feeds dont collect new episodes... its like if url feed collecting is broken for some sources... So many podcasts are just "frozen"...

-The export "save to opml" doesnt work any more...

yusssufff's picture


Since last update, i think playlist does not jump from track to track, but stops after playing one only track....

Termitebug's picture

App is broken. Refresh doesn't work.

cy8aer's picture

Does it hang at a special feed?
Would it be possible to open an Issue: https://gitlab.com/cy8aer/podqast/-/issues

Termitebug's picture

It hanged at the last feed. This is very similar of gitlab #55 issue. I tested with clean install, import from Gpodder (18 feeds) and it still stays refreshing the last feed.

Termitebug's picture

Datamigration failed with latest 2.20 upgrade and it broke everything. I had to delete app's .config/.cache/.local folders and start over :/ ...
Debug trace:
Return value of PyObject call is NULL: Traceback (most recent call last):
MFile "/usr/share/harbour-podqast/qml/components/MigrationHandler.py", line 10, in run_migrations
File "/usr/share/harbour-podqast/python/podcast/data_migration.py", line 59, in run_migrations
podcast_dict = Factory().get_store().get(podcast_url).__dict__
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute '__dict__'

cy8aer's picture

We are working on it. Please wait for 2.21.

yusssufff's picture

Just a small thing: when problem with one url channel, PodQast sends a notification that: 'Error opening url: not found // or bad request ''.
Thats cool BUT, it doesnt say which podcast's subscription is faulty! So when you have many podcasts in librairy, very hard to figure out which url to refresh....

yusssufff's picture

Still being on 3.4, there seems to be an issue when moving up and down a track in the playlist, after the latest update...

yusssufff's picture

Great new version!
One little issue i have: Whenever i change the 'refresh' time, the new setting is never saved when reopening the app...
Is that only my issue? Or a bug?

cy8aer's picture

Looks like an issue... Opened https://gitlab.com/cy8aer/podqast/-/issues/32

nthn's picture

Hello, please consider applying for translation hosting at https://hosted.weblate.org/, this will make it easier for people to translate your application.

cy8aer's picture

Yeah I am thinking about a translation service.

cy8aer's picture
nthn's picture

Thank you!

vbelloir's picture

Hum, I'm very new to PodQast (I used to use gPodder).
I'm in SFOS 4 EA.
I'm facing 2 issue:
- I can't search any podcast in Discover view, nothing appends,
- I impored some podcast from gpodder, but when I select one of them, gPodQast only offers me to listen it in web browser.

Is it normal?

yusssufff's picture

Nothing happens for me also (on sos 3.4) when i search in discover with gpodder search (zero results), but it works with fydd.de (also present in discover) for me.

cy8aer's picture

- Did you try to search with the fydd.de engine?
- yes it is possible that youtube based streams cannot be played via PodQast. There are special mechanisms to let it be rendered with gpodder which are not implemented in PodQast by now.


vbelloir's picture


for the first point, yes, it works with fydd.de engine, but I can found less podcast than with gpodder. I also noticed that gpodder website is really really slow, I think that the reason why it is not working on PodQast.

For the second, it's my fault, I didn't not understand that I had to keep my finger on the selected podcast, in order to see the pulldown menu. I was cliking on the > button, on the right of the podcast.


yusssufff's picture

the latest version i just updated on jolla store is not working anymore on sailfish 3 (blank page...)

cy8aer's picture

Stay tuned. There is some rendering problem. I will check this out and push out another version.

cy8aer's picture

Sorry about this error. Try 2.8-0ff

yusssufff's picture

thank you for quick fix! could you maybe publish the jolla store (non ff) rpm here too?

cy8aer's picture

It is already published but Jolla deploys packages on harbour only on weekdays (around 08:00 CET). I was a bit too late :-(

So we need to wait.

But the CI at gitlab will render the new images as well:


Just wait until the CI is running the jobs.

yusssufff's picture

Oh great! It can wait monday :).

thanks a lot for fast reaction! Your app rocks.

linuxsquad's picture

1st, thanks for the work

2nd, I am coming from Pocket Casts app, and would like to see couple features:

  * auto-resorting of podcast library based on the most recent episode release date.

  * auto-deleteing (preventing accumulating downloaded episodes more than N (3,5,10,etc)

linuxsquad's picture

BTW, do you have a donation page/account?

erdzas's picture

Hi, PodQast is the greatest podcast app on SFOS.

But :

  • Is it possible to download the episodes to SD card?
  • synchronize the application with Gpodder.net?
cy8aer's picture

Synching with gpodder is and will not be possible.

There is an option "save favorites" in settings. If set the posts are saved in your Music folder in podqast/favorites. From there it is possible to store the file to the sdcard. But there are symbolic links. Some file managers only copy the symlink, you must try it out which really does a copy (some do, some not, sorry)

stephan's picture

cy8aer, running out of disc space here...

I checked the home/defaultuser/Music folder, there is no podqast/favorites. It's empty. Yet I have enabled save Favorites and marked several podcast episodes as favorite.

The flow of this program suits my podcast needs the best, thanks for this feature richt and well laid out software!

However using a 32GB Sony XA2, the eternal struggle is disc space. Luckily it accepts large SD cards.

I wish I could just choose "Sailfish system level wide" the location for "static" working data storage like movies, pictures cache..  for all apps once and for all.