Elena Tasu writes into say "Gallery 2 was selected to be included in the 4PSA Integrator repository, which contains now 39 of the most popular Open Source web applications. The decision to include an application in 4PSA Integrator is based on quality and popularity. Only the most representative and useful applications, like Gallery, have been chosen. 4PSA Integrator is installed on thousands of Plesk servers, so the installation and maintenance procedure is much easier even for non-experienced users."
Another nice step forward for Gallery 2! Has anybody tried installing it this way yet?
Chris Smith, lead engineer on the Care2.com Photo Sharing project, writes "On Tuesday 11/8 Care2 Photo Sharing reached an exciting milestone: one million photos! The most popular photo subject with our members is cats, so it's no surprise the millionth photo was of a cat, a cute one at that.
Care2 launched it's revamped photo sharing site in January 2005, developed with G2 as it's core. Over the last year more than 400,000 photos have been added, by 77,000 Care2 members. It continues to grow and currently about 2,000 photos are added every day.
G2 has scaled well for us over the course of the year. So far it's been a great success story. The solid foundation of G2 and the flexible architecture allowed us to customize the look and feel, as well as add features to better integrate it into Care2 Connect, our social network. We have extended it to support our master/slave database architecture as well as our new tagging infrastructure. It has recently become an integral part of our new community publishing tool Care2 Share."
This summer, Gallery participated in a program to essentially give students a paid internship with Open Source groups. Funded by Google, the (first) Summer of Code has completed successfully for not only Gallery, but each of the approximately 40 other groups. For two weeks students from around the world sent in proposals from our suggested projects, and ideas of their own. Gallery received nearly 300 applications, and each of our developers closely reviewed each in a week long triage process. We considered many factors, including the timeframe, necessity, usability, and feasibility, which eventually led us to our top selections. In choosing our candidates, we had very high expectations for the work to be completed, as these were top feature requests submitted by our users. The work done by these individuals would be directly related to the perceived quality of our product.
As part of our effort to improve usability and accessibility of information on our website we've introduced several changes over the past few days. We started with some fixes to the search function so now it should be easier to find relevant topics in the forums. Next we launched a new design for the main forums and documentation pages, including banner colors to represent various areas of the Gallery project. We plan to expand this color scheme to other pages within the documentation and forums. Finally, today we performed a significant reorganization of the forums to greatly expand the areas for discussing Gallery 2.x. We hope these changes will help you find the information you need!