The Future of Gallery 1
A few months back we released a preview for Gallery 1.6. This contained many new features including access keys, a template system, captcha support, and group support but it also is a dramatic change in the code and layout handling. To this date we have received almost no feedback on these new features. Without any feedback, it is hard for us to know if it still makes sense for us to release Gallery 1.6, especially in light of the fact that it is significantly different from Gallery 1.5. Please read on!
The upside of Gallery 1.6 is that you get all of these new features in a Gallery that doesn't require a database. It continues to be an easy upgrade path from existing Gallery 1 installs with the same system requirements, and the code is much cleaner and more organized making customizations easier. The downside is that users with a modified version 1.5.x or prior would have to do all of their modifications again.
So, we're asking all of you for your opinion on Gallery 1:
- How do you see the future of Gallery 1.x?
- Do you think we should release Gallery 1.6? Why or why not?
- Would you prefer some new features for the 1.5 series without having to redo customizations (even if it means the features take longer and the code isn't as organized)?
- If you would like to see further development of G1, would you be willing to help out? This could be coding, translating, make skins, giving suggestions, etc.
We are relying on your feedback to decide the future of Gallery 1! If interest is low, then we will likely continue to fix any major bugs that crop up and release bug-fix releases appropriately, but will cease other work on Gallery 1. So please, let us know how you feel!