I did try at the time it was first launched and remember getting further than I just have. The rpm version does appear to have vanished.
I must admit previously I didn't try too hard as I have always seen the download version as a waste of time. If I want to plan to watch something I either sky+ it or let kaffeine grab it when its shown (on the server/multimedia fedora 10 box*).
Have typed loads of stuff here, that expresses my views on the beeb choosing platforms to support, but deleted it as really belongs in wibble.
Server/multimedia fedora 10 box
When I bought a laptop, the desktop was mostly used remotely and the study became obsolete. Moved the desktop to the TV plinth behind the TV, use it mostly as a server and use the TV as the monitor, bought a wireless keyboard and mouse from aldi and have freed up the study back to a spare bedroom. Its very good for watching iPlayer programmes on a 32inch LCD TV