It’s another month, and (given the monthly release schedule of the app) it’s not really a surprise that a new version of gPodder has been released. This is mostly a bugfix release, but brings one very useful feature to gPodder: The ability to hide downloaded podcasts from the Music app. While this is nothing new to command-line fans who edit tracker-miner-fs.cfg by hand, there has not been an end-user friendly way to do it. Now there is: You can just flip a switch in the gPodder Settings and hide the podcasts from the Music app (which does nothing more than adding or removing the gPodder directory to tracker-miner-fs.cfg’s IgnoredDirectories list), which is especially useful in a situation where your downloaded podcast accumulate (this happens to me right now – less time to listen to podcasts) and you play your music in “Shuffle all” mode.
Other improvements include a small fix for the episode list filter button for locales where the text sometimes became longer than the button:
As you can see, in the left screenshot (gPodder 3.1.1) the “Hide deleted” text (in German: “Gelöschte verstecken”) goes over the toolbar button. To “fix” this, the toolbar button has been made wider (right screenshot, gPodder 3.1.2), which (in my opinion) also looks a bit nicer.
The rest of the improvements include some fixes to the CLI, updated and added translations, and some minor build system fixes – read the full changelog if you want the gory details
The MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan package for gPodder 3.1.2 has been uploaded to Apps For MeeGo and Nokia Store already, it should hit Apps For MeeGo Staging in a few hours (please do the QA procedure for it then, so it can land in Apps For MeeGo proper) and it should hit Nokia Store in a few days when QA has finished.