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gPodder downloads and manages free audio and video content ("podcasts") for you. Listen directly on your computer or on your mobile devices.

Requires SailfishOS >= 1.1 Powered by Python 3 and PyOtherSide.

This is the continueation of gpodder by Thomas Perl (@thp).

Sources available here:




4.12.0 - "Malkosh"

Malkosh is the last rain of the season, this is hopefully not the last release I'll do but I will need to find a new series of codenames.

This release is way overtime and sorry for that, I have had a very busy life for the past 10 month, it brings a ton of improvements by thigg and others here we go (in merge order):

- Visual improvements to Episode display by sfbg
- Date published added to episode list by thigg
- Updated Spanish translation by carmenfdezb
- Detached from gpodder-ui-qml making maintenance simpler by Keeper-of-the-Keys
- Updated Chinese translation by dashinfantry
- SFOS 3.4 EA compatibility work by Keeper-of-the-Keys
- Python default loglevel is now info by thigg
- Asynchronous image loading by thigg
- Code cleanup by thigg
- Parallel podcast refresh by thigg
- Add episode count to filters by sfbg
- SailfishOS 4.0 compatibility by Keeper-of-the-Keys
- Dynamic Episode Art loading by Keeper-of-the-Keys

Full details of version history can be found here:


KeeperoftheKeys's picture

Hey everyone,

I started work on in-app video playback, right now it's just very simple indeed but if there are people who would like to do pre-alpha testing let me know.


bionade24's picture

Hi, are you planning to add support to the app?

KeeperoftheKeys's picture

Hey sorry about the delayed response to the GitHub issue.

I'm happy to look at patches that add this.

People who want to be in the loop on this feature it is tracked here:

ummon's picture


seems like SailfishOS (Early Access) shows no buttons with gpodder 4.11.9. The App starts fine and everything with pulley menus woks, but everywhere where buttons are expected (play, download etc) only an empty backgroundfield is shown and no interaction is possible.

Thanks for your work on this great App.

Edit: The problem is found. Until a proper fix is ready a workaround can be found here:

KeeperoftheKeys's picture

Please try 4.11.99

I still want to add a few features before releasing 4.12

ninepine's picture

@keeperofthekeys thanks for the quick response and fix. Great App.

KeeperoftheKeys's picture

You're welcome, lots of thanks should go to all the other contributors and the original author (thp) I merely stand on the shoulders of giants.

ninepine's picture

Subscriptions have disappeared in SF3.4. Hope this is a known issue and something a release soon will fix please? Really good app when working. :)

KeeperoftheKeys's picture

Thanks for the report!

It seems Jolla made a booboo and forgot to install python3-sqlite in the update which not only breaks our stuff but also theirs, the fix is simple - devel-su pkcon install python3-sqlite

To try and prevent this from happening we'll also put out a release with python3-sqlite added as an explicit dependency soon.

bionade24's picture

Jolla hasn't made an mistake. Sqlite3 is in the python3 standard library for a long time. For me, there is no python3-sqlite package available on, so I can't install your latest update. Please revert adding it as an dependency.

KeeperoftheKeys's picture

You are correct partially - until SFOS 3.4 Jolla bundled python3 and sqlite binding into a single package, now they split them into separate packages. I'm trying to find the correct syntax for the spec file to allow the rpm to install on SFOS 3.3 too (make the dependency only apply on SFOS >= 3.4)

yusssufff's picture

Hi! just wondering why the naming 'Yoreh, Tal, Matar, Geshem"?


KeeperoftheKeys's picture

I wanted something that has multiple words to describe more or less the same thing so all these are words that describe a form of rain, there is one more name left in that series and then I'll need to pick a new theme.

yusssufff's picture

okay! and do you plan to continue choosing biblical/religion connected name series?


My wider question would be: do you have a religious/political revendication with such titles?

KeeperoftheKeys's picture

I have a candidate for the next series but I haven't yet decided I still need to release the last in this series.

yusssufff's picture

okay! And is there any religious/political revendication behind such naming choices?

osetr's picture

In 4.11 long episode lists start freeze while scrolling. I guess it's caused by the complex component of the episode artwork.

KeeperoftheKeys's picture

Yes, it may also be due to the high amount of images it needs to load, as yet I don't have a solution but I'm toying with ideas (first implentations were really slow and this is already a lot better).

Input on the subject is very welcome.

osetr's picture

All the episodes have the same image as the stream. Here is the link if it can be usefull.

llelectronics's picture

Newest version 4.11 does not show any podcasts for me anymore. This is the error message

KeeperoftheKeys's picture

Can you post the full log of a run?

It should be available in /home/nemo/.cache/harbour-org.gpodder.sailfish/Logs/

Or you can create a specific logfile by running

sailfish-qml harbour-org.gpodder.sailfish &> /tmp/gpodder.log

peperjohnny's picture

I have the same error. Here is a paste as you wanted:

I can move to already downloaded episodes by filtering, but nothing is showing in the homescreen.

KeeperoftheKeys's picture

Thanks for the logs.

I think I have resolved it, but if you can test this before I publish it that would be great, here is the RPM:

(If this works this will be 4.11.1)

llelectronics's picture

Thanks. This rpm works

peperjohnny's picture

Yup, they're back on the startscreen and look nice on the filtered screen.

Thanks a lot for the fast fix!

sunburnedpenguin's picture

Strange! I upgraded to the newest using Storeman and was surprised when the integration wasn't there anymore. Not sure what happened.

sunburnedpenguin's picture

Did you remove the lock screen integration in the latest release? I loved that feature!

KeeperoftheKeys's picture

It was not removed, however there are 2 ways it may have been lost:

1. I may have made a mistake and uploaded the version without it to OpenRepos I'll try to check that later.

2. When you upgrade your device to a new release of SFOS it may install the version from the Jolla store that lacks the functionality.


/Edit: As far as I can tell the OpenRepos version still includes the lockscreen functionality.

sdiconov's picture

A Russian translation and fixe for displaying HTML formatted descriptions of podcasts and episodes submitted at I hope it is the right place.

Please, make the content of the initial directory search page translatable too. "Getting started" means nothing to non English speakers.

KeeperoftheKeys's picture


The source of that string is in a plugin in gpodder-core I'm not 100% sure how to make these (easily) translateable, there does seem to be some infrastructure for translation there but ideally plugins should not be generating UI elements.

Thanks for the translation!