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             Copyright  2005-2012 Thomas Perl and the gPodder Team

 OLD Release Branch Notice

 tl;dr: Go to and download a newer release (>= 3.0.4).

 This is gPodder 2.20.x, the bugfix series on top of gPodder 2.20. Please note
 that gPodder 3.0.0 was released in November 2011. Since then, the 2.x branch
 of gPodder has been deprecated, and is only occassionally (if at all) updated
 with bug fixes or patches by the community.

 It is recommended for users to upgrade to gPodder 3. The platforms Maemo 4
 (N800, N810) and Maemo 5 (N900 using the Gtk/Hildon UI) are not supported by
 gPodder 3 anymore - they receive updates via the 2.20.x releases only (and
 these platforms are the only reason for the existence of 2.20.x releases).

                                          -- Thomas Perl, February 2012

 License (see COPYING file)

 gPodder is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
 it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
 the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or
 (at your option) any later version.

 gPodder is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
 but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 GNU General Public License for more details.

 You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
 along with this program.  If not, see <>.


   * python (>= 2.5) with sqlite3 support
   * python-gtk2 (>= 2.12)
   * python-feedparser
   * python-mygpoclient (>= 1.4;
   * python-dbus (optional, but highly recommended)

 If your Python installation does not come with "sqlite3" support,
 you can either re-compile Python with support for sqlite3 or use
 the "pysqlite" package from

 Additional dependencies for iPod synchronization support:

   * python-gpod (libgpod's Python bindings)
   * At least one of the following packages:
     - mplayer (recommended for video podcasts)
     - python-eyed3 (eyeD3 library)

 Additional dependencies for MTP-based device synchronization support:

   * libmtp (>= 1.0.0)
     Please note that the previously-required "pymtp" module is now included in
     the gPodder distribution as "gpodder.gpopymtp", and therefore no longer
     needed as special dependency. You still need a recent version of libmtp.

 Additional dependencies for converting OGGs to MP3s on iPod sync:
   * oggdec (for decoding OGG files)
   * lame (for encoding MP3 files)

 Additional dependencies if you want Bluetooth file send support:

   * gnome-obex-send OR bluetooth-sendto

 Additional dependencies if you want Rockbox Cover Art syncing:

   * python-imaging (Python Imaging Library, PIL)

 Additional dependencies for HTML episode shownotes:

   * python-webkit (Python bindings for WebKitGTK+)

 Additional dependencies for gPodder on Windows:

   * PyWin32 (

 Additional dependencies for gPodder on Mac OS X:

   * ige-mac-integration (optional; when using the quartz GDK backend)

 Additional dependencies for gPodder on Maemo 5:

   * python-hildon
   * python-conic

 Additional dependencies for the Soundcloud plug-in:

   * Python >= 2.6 (as this includes the "json" module) OR
   * Python < 2.6 with the "simplejson" module (Debian: python-simplejson)

 Additional dependencies if you want to install from source:
   * help2man
   * python-dev
   * intltool

 Dependencies for running unittest/doctests ("make unittest"):

   * python-minimock
   * python-coverage (optional; recommended)


 Extract the tar archive somewhere into your home directory and cd into 
 the directory where you extracted it, for example:

   tar xzvf gpodder-2.20.3.tar.gz
   cd gpodder-2.20.3/
   make install

 If you have any problems, please visit the gPodder website or mail the 
 gPodder mailing list (see below for more information).

 Portable mode / roaming profiles

 You can set the environment variables GPODDER_HOME and GPODDER_DOWNLOAD_DIR
 to point to locations for storing the database and downloaded files:

    GPODDER_HOME ........... location for configuration and database
    GPODDER_DOWNLOAD_DIR ... location for downloaded episodes

 You can use this to have different configurations for gPodder or to put
 gPodder's data directly on your MP3 player or USB disk, for example:

    export GPODDER_HOME=/media/usbdisk/gpodder-data/
    export GPODDER_DOWLOAD_DIR=/media/usbdisk/podcasts/

 Feature requests, bug reports and patches

 Feature requests, bug report and patches should all be filed in our
 Bugzilla at - for general discussion and questions,
 please send a message to gpodder-devel (this is a subscriber-only list, so
 you have to subscribe first before sending mail there).

 For up to date information about gPodder, see the website and Wiki.


   Mailing List:
   IRC Channel:    #gpodder on FreeNode (

 Have fun with gPodder!
 Thomas Perl <>

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