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From Thorsten Scherler <>
Subject Re: photogallery plugin thoughts
Date Sat, 07 Jan 2006 14:00:20 GMT
El sáb, 07-01-2006 a las 17:34 +1100, David Crossley escribió:
> Tim Williams wrote:
> > 
> > Thanks David,
> > That patch appears to expand the image handling capabilities -- which
> > is cool -- but what I'm wanting is simply to write the image variants
> > to disk.  I've pretty much got it working but since it's a pretty huge
> > change I want to make sure it's cool with everyone first.  Right now,
> > each variant (small, preview, and big) is created in it's own
> > directory manually by the forrest user.  What I want is to just be
> > able to drag a bunch of my photo directories into the gallery and have
> > those variants generated by Cocoon automatically -- when I implemented
> > it I also made the change of being filename-based instead of directory
> > based.  This works fairly well though as you might imagine the first
> > time through it's still memory intensive too.
> > 
> > I also eventually want to make an additional change in behavior.  The
> > gallery\ directory will be seen as the root gallery.  Any subdirectory
> > of that one can have a gallery.meta file that describes the gallery
> > and also may contain sub-galleries itself.
> I for one, am very happy that you make those changes.
> This would certainly change that plugin's version number
> since it is different behaviour.

Yeah, please Tim, go ahead. You are trusted here and your proposal looks
very useful. 

Thanks for this enhancement.


> So this would require adding the cocoon-imagereader-block
> to Forrest. Are you happy with doing Forrest's Cocoon
> upgrade process? I will do it if you are not comfortable.
> It would be good to do that soon anyway because
> Cocoon are starting to make some more radical changes
> to the build process. A good svn version would be 366397
> which is just befaore Jorg added the tag: trunk_before_flattening
> as part of the Maven2 setup for Cocoon.
> -David
> > Also, if there happens to be any graphically-gifted folks listening
> > this gallery could use your help because it is pretty rough looking as
> > is.  My thought is that to improve it visually we may want to just
> > wait until we can move it to views so that we can use *.fv files as
> > sort of the "Album Layout".
> > 
> > --tim

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