Gallery 2.1 Release Candidate 1

Thanks for your continued support! Read on for more details...

Note: This is a *pre-release* version, and you should be sure to BACK UP YOUR GALLERY *before* installing and upgrading your current Gallery.

New Features Include:

  1. New Ratings module allows users to vote for their favorite photos.
  2. New RSS module provides syndication of your Gallery's content to the world, so users can track content updates.
  3. New module to support hidden items and albums. Hidden items are restricted from guest users until accessed by the direct URL. Migrate module now imports hidden items from G1 as hidden in G2 if this module is active.
  4. New module to support password protected items and albums. Passwords are complementary to the G2 permission management. Passwords are impersonal while the G2 permission system handles access and rights for specific users and user groups.
  5. New Reupload module allows replacing an image file while keeping the title, description, comments, etc.
  6. New Permalinks module works with the URL Rewrite module to create short URLs using just the album name, as in Gallery 1.x.
  7. New Linkitem module creates links to other albums or external URLs.
  8. New module to import albums from Picasa.
  9. New module to support Google Sitemaps.
  10. New module for retrieving id3 tag information.
  11. New link in comments module to view all recent comments. Also an option to require captcha for posting anonymous comments.
  12. New option to apply album and theme settings recursively to all subalbums.
  13. URL Rewrite module now supports IIS (isapi rewrite) and pathinfo.

It's awesome, but the rc1 forum discussion link shows me that I'm not authorized to access that page.

TvE's picture

Hmm - got a "Access denied" while trying to follew the URL (http://gallery.menalto.com/gallery_2.1_RC1_forum_topic) for the Gallery 2.1 RC1 Forum Topic.

Otherwise GREAT news and lots of cool features!

mindless's picture

Forum topic is visible now, thanks.

Captcha for posting anonymous comments is definitely what I wanted for long time. Sure to try.

Awesome work. Thanks a lot!

htsolutions's picture

New module to import albums from Picasa.
New module to support Google Sitemaps.
New Permalinks module works with the URL Rewrite module to create short URLs using just the album name, as in Gallery 1.x.

I will have to now update and test out these new modules. The module to Picasa I have been waiting for because in an attempt to sync pictures on both the PC and the website have been pretty tricky. The module for rewrites will definaly help for SEO.

So great work gallery team!

http://www.homtechsol.com

schultmc's picture

Is there any interest in Debian packages of 2.1 RC1? I normally package official releases rather than release candidates, but if there's interest in release candidate packaging, I can upload RC packages to experimental.

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mindless wrote:
Forum topic is visible now, thanks.

Thanks! Yeah i had thesame problem, tried it a couple of times, so glad it works now! Keep it coming!

Thanks devs, contributors and everybody who helped the development.

htsolutions's picture

I have been having some issues with FTPing updates in that some files go to zero length. Especially on the *.inc files. Would it be hard for the upgrade package to do a check on zero length files? The upgrade package now checks for for files missing, files updates, and files not used. Not sure if others are having this problem. I am sure my issues are related to the fact that I FTP on windows using FileZilla. A check like this may eliminate some headaches for upgrading.

Thanks
htsolutions

the file integrity check in the system checks step of the installer and upgrader checks each file against a checksum. thus your case of "zero length file" is already covered by the check and such files should be listed as "modified files".

also, you might want to try the soon to be released G2 Pre-installer to upload upgrades etc:
http://dev.nei.ch/tools/G2_Pre-Installer.zip

Valiant:

Do you have a description page for the Pre-Installer? What does it do exactly?

EDIT: Don't worry. I just read the README. It's a way to simplify users without shell access the unpacking and placing of the Gallery2 files.

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Quote:
Is there any interest in Debian packages of 2.1 RC1?

I just saw this now. I am very interested in a Debian packages of 2.1 RC1! Was there enough people who answered, if Yes where can I find it?

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Christian75 wrote:
Quote:
Is there any interest in Debian packages of 2.1 RC1?

I just saw this now. I am very interested in a Debian packages of 2.1 RC1! Was there enough people who answered, if Yes where can I find it?

You're the first person to request packages. I'll see if I can get a package released to Debian Experimental in the next few days. Once 2.1 is released, it'll go into Unstable and then propogate to Testing.