Microsoft is making some big announcements today, introducing The Microsoft Web Platform along with their Web Platform Installer, and the Web Application Gallery. What does this have to do with Gallery, an open-source PHP application?
Installing PHP applications on Microsoft IIS on Windows has always been a bit more complex than installing them on a LAMP server, and most Gallery developers do their work on Linux systems running Apache which makes it hard to focus on the Windows side of things. Microsoft's announcements today make things much simpler for people using Windows servers to use Gallery, so we're excited to be included as part of their launch event. Read on for the details.
Four weeks ago we released Gallery 3.0 Alpha 2 and we're happy to say that the response continues to be overwhelmingly positive. The community support and feedback about features that you'd like to see in the product has been outstanding, and you've helped us track down many issues large and small in the code. To encourage your continued support and patience we're releasing Alpha 3 which has significant improvements!
Three weeks ago we released Gallery 3.0 Alpha 1 and we're happy to say that the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Many of you have given great feedback about the features that you'd like to see in the product and we've been hard at work trying to get the product ready for release. For those of you who used Alpha 1, you can see that there are still plenty of things that we need to improve. To reward you for your patience and give you a taste of what's to come, we're releasing Alpha 2 which has significant improvements!
After just three months of development, the first public release of Gallery 3.0 is here! Gallery 3.0 Alpha 1 is a technology preview release with most features in place and ready to take a test drive with you.
It was back in October at the Gallery Sprint when the Gallery crew set out to create a new Gallery application with simplicity in mind. Three months have passed, the new Gallery version is up and running and indeed much easier to use, customize and extend.
Thanks for your continued support! Read on for more details...
As of this past Monday, Gallery 2.3 is now being offered as part of SourceForge's Hosted Apps. You can read their announcement here, but the short version is that if you have a project hosted on SourceForge, you can now use Gallery as part of your project website with just a few clicks. To see how easy this is, I logged into SourceForge, clicked on admin -> hosted apps, selected "Gallery" in the drop down and clicked enable, and that was it! This created http://apps.sourceforge.net/gallery/gallery/ and provides the full functionality of Gallery: adding users, managing permissions, organizing images, etc.
We look forward to having SourceForge provide a Hosted Apps version of Gallery 3 on launch day!
"T'was the night before Christmas and new to the house
was the ability to configure Gallery with only a mouse.
The readme's were crumpled and stuffed behind the tree
obviated by the new JumpBox for Gallery..."
The folks at JumpBox have made it easy to give the gift of Gallery this holiday season. We're happy to announce the immediate availability of the free JumpBox for Gallery 2.3. Download yours here: http://www.jumpbox.com/app/gallery. Read on for the details!