I have been getting reports over the past week of listeners are running into trouble automatically down-loading shows because stand alone Podcatchers like Juice are no longer functional in the new operating system.
The lack of Podcatcher development in the Podcast Community has been a very sore subject with me for a long time. The community cut their own throat, in not keeping their code and directories current when Apple iTunes become the default down-load application for many.
The simple fact is that much of the once evolutionary software has become abandonware.
I am putting out a appeal to the developers of Juice, Doppler and other PodCatcher applications to release the complete source code so that applications can be updated to be Vista ready.
I would be willing to help steward that development and provide some seed money to help facilitate the updates.