Bug 5181

Summary: Automatically download new episodes when on 'home' connection
Product: [Extras] gPodder Reporter: Niels Breet <maemo>
Component: GeneralAssignee: Thomas Perl <m>
Status: RESOLVED FIXED QA Contact: general
Severity: normal    
Priority: Low CC: dominikowski, markuspublic, mika.tapojarvi, rene
Version: unspecified   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: Windows   
Bug Depends on: 7729    
Bug Blocks:    
Attachments: Check the network connection type
Adds the check to gpodder

Description Niels Breet (reporter) maemo.org 2009-09-23 16:33:35 UTC
Leave gpodder open and have new podcasts downloaded and ready when I leave the

Need to manually check for new episodes and download them.

If you have access to a Nokia S60 phone and use the podcasts app there, you can
see how they implemented that. You need to select your default connection and
the check interval.
Comment 1 Thomas Perl 2009-12-12 15:15:30 UTC
Related info for implementation (just a personal note):

Comment 2 Markus 2010-01-04 14:41:51 UTC
A related and maybe more general option could be to have gPodder automatically
download new podcasts only when connected to a WLAN. Maybe also at specific
times of the day. Outcome: Fresh podcasts every morning, but not if your WLAN
failed the the phone switched to 3G.
Comment 3 Rene Castberg 2010-04-06 21:43:53 UTC
Here is a quick attempt at trying to solve this problem (as gpodder used half
my monthly bandwidth on the 1st of april) . It prevents a refresh of the
podcast list while on a gsm network, thus preventing it from downloading while
on the GSM network.

I have tested it for 1 day now and it seems to work.

It will require more work to get this into a full solution, but at the moment i
have no time, and its somewhat above my python skills.

Copy check_wlan.py to your /usr/local/lib/python2.5/site-packages/
patch the gui.py file with the attached diff.
Comment 4 Rene Castberg 2010-04-06 21:44:27 UTC
Created an attachment (id=2578) [details]
Check the network connection type
Comment 5 Rene Castberg 2010-04-06 21:45:24 UTC
Created an attachment (id=2579) [details]
Adds the check to gpodder
Comment 6 Thomas Perl 2011-02-19 15:28:46 UTC
*** Bug 10940 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Thomas Perl 2011-02-19 15:38:16 UTC
Implemented: http://gpodder.org/commit/c9e725b7