Subject: Inmemoriam Media Gallery for Geeklog

Posted on: 15/07/05 06:58pm
By: machinari

Still a significant distance from my objective, but I thought I'd make a place to show a few pics of my progress here and there...

start with a picture of the album editor. Not all options are visible at all times so don't get your pants up.

here is one of the splash page, which can be turned on or off.

The gallery style defaults to what Geeklog theme you are using, thus the colors of these pics only reflect my current Geeklog theme and are not Inmemoriam colors. However, I do plan on allowing styles from a selection to be applied to individual albums.

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Posted on: 25/07/05 02:55pm
By: machinari

here is the general admin settings page.

OH, but you want some pics of the actual album pages where the pics are! Well, you'll have to wait until I finish rewriting my image class. Currently Inmemoriam only supports the GD library. I'm rewriting it to accomodate those libraries that Geeklog supports, i.e., netpbm and imagemagick, as well as gdlib.

Anybody who wants to send me a generic geeklog watermark (png), feel free--though this is one of the last things I'll be workin on.

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Posted on: 26/07/05 08:47pm
By: machinari

Time to vote: should the ability to comment on and/or rate an image be set at the album level or the individual image level? ATM it is set at the album level, but hey, I aim to please so let me know what you think.

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Posted on: 26/07/05 09:54pm
By: ScurvyDawg

Holy Wow that looks fantastic. You do great work Mach.

You in T.O. ? next time I am in town I will shoot you an email would love to have a coffee and talk GL.

Cheers

Great work.

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Posted on: 26/07/05 10:03pm
By: drshakagee

Why not do both and make it a configurable option? I personally would prefer image level comments but I can see the reasons for album level comments.

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Posted on: 26/07/05 11:04pm
By: machinari

[QUOTE BY= ScurvyDawg] Holy Wow that looks fantastic. You do great work Mach.
You in T.O. ? next time I am in town I will shoot you an email would love to have a coffee and talk GL.
Cheers
Great work.[/QUOTE]thanks and I'm in Vancouver...ish. Stop by anytime.
In the meantime, here is another taste for you--this is the almost finished media editor/upload page.
[QUOTE BY= drshakagee]I personally would prefer image level comments but I can see the reasons for album level comments.[/QUOTE]Actually, I have no intention of implementing comments on an album level. I should have been more specific. Comments will be implemented on an image level only, but my question refers to whether to where I should put the checkbox: in the album editor making the decision for all images in that album; or in the image editor affecting only that image. Does that make more sense?

Hey man you ever get over to the island?Inmemoriam Media Gallery for Geeklog

Posted on: 26/07/05 11:52pm
By: ScurvyDawg

Hey man you ever get over to the island?

I live in Metchosin

just outside if Victoria ..... I rarely hit the big city .... where outside of Van PM me if you like I am heading to the mainland soon.

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Posted on: 26/07/05 11:53pm
By: drshakagee

[QUOTE BY= machinari]Actually, I have no intention of implementing comments on an album level. I should have been more specific. Comments will be implemented on an image level only, but my question refers to whether to where I should put the checkbox: in the album editor making the decision for all images in that album; or in the image editor affecting only that image. Does that make more sense?[/QUOTE]

Sorry guess we were on different pages. My vote says make the checkbox album level.

Really looks great, I can't wait for this one.

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Posted on: 26/07/05 11:55pm
By: ScurvyDawg

Looks great !!!

I should have looked before my last comment.



Will you be able to (if you release it) call it something other than InMemoriam.


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Posted on: 27/07/05 12:38am
By: machinari

[QUOTE BY= ScurvyDawg]
Will you be able to (if you release it) call it something other than InMemoriam.
[/QUOTE]Yup, any heading or page title, etc. can all be found in the language file. however, the directory is hardcoded. I could prolly change that and put it in config, but we'll see.

I have a sister mid-island so I get over once in a while--i just go for the ferry rides. I'm in the burbs--in Abbotsford--ok, the sticks.

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Posted on: 27/07/05 12:49am
By: asmaloney


I look forward to checking this out. My vote on the comment/rate thing: keep it at the album level.

[QUOTE BY= machinari]I'm in the burbs--in Abbotsford--ok, the sticks.[/QUOTE]

Are you going to the airshow? Or is that just for tourists?

- Andy

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Posted on: 27/07/05 03:55am
By: Anonymous

I went once a few years back, but now I just sit on my roof and watch. The price of water at my house doesn't bankrupt me.

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Posted on: 27/07/05 02:52pm
By: Anonymous

This looks very slick...

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Posted on: 01/08/05 12:15am
By: machinari

I don't mind if you all want to make suggestions...
Here is a look at the main album browsing page. This is just a preview--frames and themes, etc. have not been completed yet.

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Posted on: 01/08/05 05:59am
By: Anonymous

[QUOTE BY= machinari] I don't mind if you all want to make suggestions...
Here is a look at the main album browsing page. This is just a preview--frames and themes, etc. have not been completed yet.[/QUOTE]

Sweet!

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Posted on: 01/08/05 04:30pm
By: Anonymous

Hey that looks pretty sweet. I'm actually a new user to Geeklog, but I was wondering if this project of yours allows for a customizable layout - or is that defaulted over to the overall GL? Heh, don't get me wrong, I have total confidence in your design skills, I just like to design layouts myself

nice work
o Draith

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Posted on: 01/08/05 05:16pm
By: machinari

In the end you will be able to control the layout and style of any album distinguishing it from any other album via album themes. The style from these themes will be reflected on the main index page per album summary. The layout of the main index page is editable from the main style sheet. ...and of course you can mess around with the template files all you like.

You will have the ability to add new album themes simply by naming and placing a style sheet in the appropriate place and making that known in config.php. The framework is all there already.

My goal, in this regard, is to ensure that the gallery is as easily customizable as Geeklog itself while at the same time being easily integrated into any current GL theme.

e.g., here is the album summary template that displays summaries on the main index page as you see it here:
<div class="{class}">
	<h2>{albumname}</h2>
	<a href="{albumlink}"><img src="{src}" alt="{alt}" title="{title}" /></a>
	<ul class="inm-summdetails">
		<li><span>{langowner}</span>: {owner}</li>
		<li><span>{langimages}</span>: {images}</li>
		<li><span>{langsubalbums}</span>: {subalbums}</li>
		<!-- audio/video/code not yet supported -->
		<li><span>{langhits}</span>: {hits}</li>
	</ul>
	<p>{description}</p>
	<div class="inm-clear"></div>
	<p class="inm-linkrow">
		{addlink}{editlink}{viewlink}
	</p>
</div>



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Posted on: 03/08/05 01:05am
By: machinari

Here is the latest pic: it is your basic album view (thumbnails) without frames or a theme applied (because I haven't created those just yet).

The number of thumbs per page are set at the album level admin screen, but the regular user can sort those thumbs by date, views, or ratings, asc or desc.
The user can also change the viewing size of the thumbnails: small, med, or large. Again, this defaults to the album admin level setting.

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Posted on: 03/08/05 01:16am
By: machinari

Let me just say one more thing... When you install this badboy, you don't have to wade thru 16 (might be an exageration) pages of setup like Gallery--not that that's a bad thing . Rather, it is good to go on the first press of the install button like most Geeklog plug-ins.

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Posted on: 03/08/05 05:36am
By: Anonymous

[QUOTE BY= machinari] Let me just say one more thing... When you install this badboy, you don't have to wade thru 16 (might be an exageration) pages of setup like Gallery--not that that's a bad thing . Rather, it is good to go on the first press of the install button like most Geeklog plug-ins. - Is it ready ?

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Posted on: 03/08/05 11:58am
By: drshakagee

Is a kagillion a lot?

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Posted on: 03/08/05 01:06pm
By: machinari

C'mon Gavin, isn't that an Irish word for how many pints can be drunk at a wake?

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Posted on: 03/08/05 01:36pm
By: ScurvyDawg

Wow that is a lot ....

LOL

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Posted on: 03/08/05 03:20pm
By: Mikez

So how much longer do you think this well be ready for us to play with.

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Posted on: 03/08/05 05:12pm
By: machinari

[QUOTE BY= Mikez] So how much longer do you think this well be ready for us to play with.
[/QUOTE]a couple or 3 weeks and it should be good to go, at least for testing purposes. I'll send out a few copies for initial testing and feedback before I put up an RC. The image class won't be ready by then however, so it will only support the gdlib. By the 1st RC it should have no problem with the other 2 libs.

That brings me to the question: I think Dirk, or maybe it was just some code comments somewhere, mentioned that more pear packages were going to make it into GL. Anybody wanna comment on if any of pear's image packages will make it in? I guess they wont unless they are going to be used. I know most of them are still alpha, but I was thinking of going that way--though that way may take be a bit longer.

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Posted on: 08/08/05 09:32pm
By: machinari

probably the only thing that sucks about this project is doing it by myself.
...and that it isn't done yet.

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Posted on: 09/08/05 05:42am
By: s_witch

Yes that does suck. Unfortunately, not being a coder myself...I can only offer my experience as a long time gallery admin during the beta/feature testing stage.

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Posted on: 09/08/05 03:10pm
By: trinity

machinari, you might want to be aware, if you are suppoting user comments on images that in the next version of geeklog the comment engine has changed significantly. you might want to test against current cvs to make sure your up to spec.

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Posted on: 09/08/05 05:48pm
By: machinari

yes yes.. I have, upon checking out CVS, decided to leave out integration with gl's comment engine until 1.3.12 is released. Therefore I will either integrate my own comment engine (not likely) or re-release the gallery when 1.3.12 comes out (presumming it has been released by then ) having gl's comment engine integrated and, I'm sure, many bug fixes, etc.

For those of you who don't see the problem: 1.3.11's version of the comment engine just isn't fully functional (at least as much as I need it to be) where plugins are concerned, or I'm missing a couple pages of code somewhere.

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Posted on: 09/08/05 06:33pm
By: machinari

Just whipped off the stats function. here is the result.

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Posted on: 09/08/05 07:32pm
By: Blaine

[QUOTE BY= machinari] yes yes.. I have, upon checking out CVS, decided to leave out integration with gl's comment engine until 1.3.12 is released. [/QUOTE]I have a version of the filemgmt plugin that works with the CVS comment API's available for developers to look at. Just send me a note if you want a copy. I've not done any more testing with it for months and it can certainly do with some more testing.

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Posted on: 09/08/05 07:46pm
By: machinari

Actually, Blaine, I have already sent you that note via PM--unless there was a send button that I missed
I'd love to have look. I'll shoot you an email later on today.

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Posted on: 09/08/05 08:09pm
By: drshakagee

Also the polls plugin in the cvs version works with the comment api or at least as of today it should.

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Posted on: 12/08/05 08:29pm
By: machinari

As I mentioned earlier, I was thinking about using various pear image packages... Well, I did and now I wish I could read German.
GD is functioning well. I haven't installed NetPBM so haven't tested that yet. ImageMagick is kicking by butt however: first it was an hour with path issues; then it was an hour with various "not found" fatal errors; now I just have no clue. With output buffering Off I still can't get any error report beyond "Image...cannot be displayed, because it contains errors."

By the time I give it up for testing (2 more weekends--this weekend included) it will be functioning with, at the very least, GD. Watermark functions will not be included in that release however--haven't had time to rewrite.

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Posted on: 23/08/05 01:15am
By: Nav

Hey Mach, this gallery seems very awesome and I am really interested in trying it out when it's fully functional, but I have a few questions to ask about it. Right now I have a big menalto gallery setup, are you going to make a mass file add feature like in menalto so that directories of images that have been uploaded to the server can be imported? Also, this is a big shot in the dark, do you have any plans to make a migration utility (shell script?) to migrate albums/images from another gallery (such as menalto). And the most important question for me would be this, how fast do the pages generate? With menalto gallery it can take me up to 5 seconds to generate a page of thumbnails in an album. Sorry for the thousand questions but seeing a proper gallery is being implemented has gotten me a bit excited .

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Posted on: 23/08/05 03:41am
By: machinari

[QUOTE BY= Nav] Right now I have a big menalto gallery setup, are you going to make a mass file add feature like in menalto so that directories of images that have been uploaded to the server can be imported?[/quote]Thanks to my testers (see progress here) the feature of which you speak works like a charm--only one bug left that hopefully my testers will say has been fixed.
[QUOTE BY= Nav]do you have any plans to make a migration utility (shell script?) to migrate albums/images from another gallery (such as menalto).[/quote]I do... In the short term it will probably be a quick and dirty 'get me my media', but the long term should provide (my plan anyway) a more complete migration utility.
[QUOTE BY= Nav]how fast do the pages generate?[/QUOTE]faster than this forum page loaded (i have all posts on one page ) but seriously, my task this week (hopefully done by friday) is to decrease the load time significantly, at the very least for the thumbnail browsing pages.

Thanks for your interest

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Posted on: 23/08/05 08:15pm
By: machinari

Thought I'd throw a few more pics out just to keep you interested while awaiting RC1.

The watermark is working! GD only supported atm. here is an example

and, oh yeah, here is the results page of a "scan after FTP session.".

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Posted on: 23/08/05 08:31pm
By: s_witch

Watermark looks great

...and I am so loving the scan after ftp feature

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Posted on: 27/08/05 01:07am
By: machinari

Thought you could use another picture--just added some stuff and polished up the random media block.
That's my 3yr old boy doing magic, btw.

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Posted on: 04/09/05 12:23pm
By: charon79m

I just wanted to drop a note that this looks fantastic. I've got a quick Gallery page up right now. I've put up a geeklog site at home with some plugins added but have not cut it over to be my live site yet because of the awful gallery plugin that was avialable before.

I also wanted to know if you have a paypal account for contributions. If this thing is as good as it sounds I think there should be some cash headed your way...

Thanks!

MrKnisely

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Posted on: 04/09/05 01:31pm
By: machinari

[QUOTE BY= charon79m] If this thing is as good as it sounds I think there should be some cash headed your way...[/QUOTE]
There is a paypal button at summitpages.ca. Financial support is greatly appreciated, and does actually speed things along.

btw, had a look at your present gallery solution and thought I should let you know that the first release of Inmemoriam will not support video. A later release will support a couple of video types as well as some document types.

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Posted on: 04/09/05 06:55pm
By: machinari

I'm looking for somebody willing to contribute some of their time to this project. What I need is a quick and dirty tutorial for "how to create a watermark" that I can include with the tarball when I release it. I don't have the time to do it myself and I'd rather not simply include a link--I want it to travel well..

It should include brief instructions for at least one mainline graphics program and maybe some links to free software.

any takers?

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Posted on: 04/09/05 07:35pm
By: s_witch

Um...ok...I do quite a bit of tutorial writing already...but that doesn't mean I'm necessarily any good at it ...but I'm happy to contribute in any way I can.

Let me know if you'd like me to put something together.

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Posted on: 04/09/05 07:57pm
By: machinari

You're helping so much already I didn't want to push my luck... but if you're up for it, go for it.

by the way ALL, my last test package should be shipped before i sleep tonight.
Major bugs not withstanding a public release should be made within the next two or three weeks.
Keep in mind that it will still be beta (whatever that means) with functions continually being added/planned and code being cleaned up, etc..

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Posted on: 04/09/05 08:18pm
By: s_witch

Hey well no problem...I haven't really done that much in reality

Ok so I'll try to have something put together for you in the next day or so...

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Posted on: 06/09/05 02:32am
By: Mikez

well no video kicked me out. lol
To many of my users have video files already.

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Posted on: 06/09/05 02:51am
By: machinari

If you want to get into the code a bit, supporting video is actually quite simple. I just don't have the time to get every cool feature into the package by my deadline.. My classes start thurdsay and I'm not the student so busy busy.

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