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Gallery 2 Needs a Project Manager

One of the most common questions I'm getting now is "When will Gallery 2 be released?". My answer is generally, "when it's done". Unsurprisingly, this is not a very satisfactory answer for most people, but right now it's the best one that I've got. The reason for this is that the Gallery 2.0 team is still pretty small and we're trying to focus on creating a quality product. None of us are particularly good (or motivated) at project management so it's been very easy for us to keep working on the product and not worry about timelines, deadlines, feature lists, etc.

However, Gallery 2 has become a stable and reliable product so it's getting to be time to figure out the timeline for actually releasing it to the world. Here's where you come in...

2/11 Update: We've heard back from 12+ qualified candidates already! We are in the process of interviewing them and moving forward so we are not entertaining new candidates at the moment.

Gallery v1.4.2 Release Candidate 1 Available!

The first *release candidate* for Gallery v1.4.2 is now available. This version is mostly focused on bugfixes and minor improvements. Some of these include:
    • Improved voting/ranking features
    • Gallery internationalized in even more languages!
    • Config. Wizard is more informative and friendly
    • Improved skins capabilities (more customizable)
    • EZ-Prints service updated to their new, friendlier interface
    • Tons of small improvements and bugfixes
This version also has security improvements. Gallery v1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.3.4-pl1, 1.4, 1.4-pl1, 1.4-pl2, and 1.4.1 have a major security flaw, so we recommend that all users upgrade either to 1.4.1-pl1 or to this 1.4.2-RC1 immediately.

Download Gallery v1.4.2-RC1 from the Gallery Download Page now!

Note: This is a *pre-release* version, and you should be sure to BACK UP YOUR GALLERY *before* installing and upgrading your current Gallery. Read on for information on how to back up critical data...

Gallery v1.4.1-pl1 Security Patch Release

Notice if you use Gallery versions 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.3.4-pl1, 1.4, 1.4-pl1, 1.4-pl2, and 1.4.1 (current release):

We have discovered a well-hidden but potentially serious security flaw in these versions of Gallery which can allow a hacker to remotely exploit your webserver. All Gallery users are strongly urged to upgrade to 1.4.1-pl1 immediately, which fixes this serious problem and will secure your system.

Thanks to Fred (vrotogel) for quickly alerting us to this issue.

Gallery 1.4.1-pl1 can be downloaded from the Gallery Download Page.

If you use version 1.4.1 and would like to patch your existing installation rather than downloading the full updated version, click to read on...

Gallery on the political scene

I was pleased to discover that both General Wesley Clark and Senator John Kerry (two candidates in the Democratic primaries for the 2004 presidential race) use Gallery on their website!

Obviously this is going to make it difficult for the Gallery voting bloc to decide which candidate to endorse. It's a tight one, but I think we might have to tip our hat to Clark for leaving the "Powered by Gallery" tag at the bottom of his Gallery install :-)

Kerry is doing pretty well in the polls right now. If he were to go on to win the primary, then the election we'd be able to say that the President of the United States uses Gallery. Booyah! Get out to the polls and vote, people!

Gallery Remote 1.2.1 Released!

The 1.2 release of Gallery Remote was problematic for some users, mostly on Mac.

After a couple of weeks, we released a Mac-only version of GR 1.2.1, which was well received, and today we're releasing 1.2.1 for everybody. It doesn't add any features, but since it fixes bugs on all platforms, all users are encouraged to upgrade.

  • Mac version now works correctly
  • Went back to previous version of ImageMagick on Windows to fix some of the problems encountered with the new version in 1.2
  • Fixed drag and drop (some apps couldn't drop onto GR)

You can get it here.

Gallery Remote for Mac

As many Mac users complained, the 1.2 release was a disaster for the Mac version, and I had to roll back and offer the 1.1 release again.

This required decisive action, which we took: we bought a used Mac so I could work on making sure Mac users have a user-experience at least as good as Windows users! Read on...

Updated download URL for ImageMagick.