v3.26 Release notes

Budge ajebay at errichel.co.uk
Tue Oct 6 12:24:13 EDT 2020

On 02/07/2020 14:43, Shevek wrote:
> From the PPA page:
> This PPA is no longer supported, and the final release of get-iplayer
> available here is 3.26. Further updates will not be made available
> here.
> Instead, please use the snap:
> $ snap install get-iplayer
> For help please read the fine manuals at:
>   https://github.com/get-iplayer/get_iplayer/wiki
> For those who want to know why I've stopped this: (a) the old laptop
> that is my build server is dying, and (b) the debian build scripts use
> the ancient-standards-version from seven years ago, and need a
> refresh. There seemed little point in sustaining something for which
> there's a simpler and more secure alternative.
> On Thu, 2 Jul 2020 at 14:06, RS <richard22j at zoho.com> wrote:
>> The v3.26 Release notes say,
>> *"Ubuntu/Mint (and other Ubuntu-based distros) only: Farewell
>> get_iplayer PPA*
>> "The get_iplayer PPA
>> <https://launchpad.net/~jon-hedgerows/+archive/ubuntu/get-iplayer> is no
>> longer supported by its maintainer, so you can no longer install
>> get_iplayer from there. Perform a manual installation or use the snap
>> version (if snap support is available for your system)."
>> My kubuntu installation seems to have been updated to get_iplayer
>> 3.26-ppa33g, which is how I found out about the new release. Maybe it
>> means it will not be supported from the next release.

Hi Shevek,
I tried the snap player on my laptop and it seemed to work well.  
At present I install on my main machine using manual method but snap is so much simpler I think I should change.
Two question:
Is there a down side?
Should I uninstall my existing version first?


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