The Deliverator – Wannabee

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Upgraded Gallery

Posted by Deliverator on March 18th, 2007

I upgraded my Gallery installation to the latest test release. Gallery 1.x has been in development for many years and even the alpha releases seem very stable to me. I contemplated migrating to the database based 2.2, which was recently released, but I am not yet at the point where performance is suffering from the flat file nature of my gallery and the feature set in 2.2 vs 1.x isn’t enough to make me want to perform the rather involved upgrade procedure. 1.x also offers at least one really compelling advantage over 2.2 due to its flat file nature; It is possible to backup a gallery 1.x install with a single short command line and it is possible to build an offline version of a gallery for distribution on CDs/DVDs. I did some minor tweaks to the gallery after upgrade to keep my thumbnail sizes more consistent. Please note any wonkiness you might encounter.

While I was at it, I did a fresh gallery install for my brother, Scott. He doesn’t have much up yet, but hopefully this will compel him to stop using Flickr and Picasa.