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Zenphoto Roadmap

Note: As a preface, this is an April Fool's joke. Zenphoto is as active as ever, and we hope to keep making it even better.

With the release of our latest version, Zenphoto 1.2.4, and the perfection, stability and widespread use of our amazing software, we thought it would be a great time to discuss the schedule for Zenphoto. Here's a general idea of what we expect for the year ahead.

Our plan is for a final point release in one or two months, as per our usual schedule. This will probably come around May or June 1st, and will be version 1.2.5.

This will be Zenphoto's final release. We've decided that our software is decidedly feature complete and 100% working for its intended purpose. If we continue adding features, we will be going against our philosophy of bloat-free, simple photo software, and at some point we simply have to call it finished. With all due respect, Zenphoto has gone as far as it can with its current codebase.
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Some site updates

Besides the release of Zenphoto 1.2.4 also our site saw some updates. The themes and the showcase sections have been reworked a little: You now can subscribe to RSS feeds for updates and also vote for your favorite theme or showcase site. Themes are now marked about their compatibility status to minimize surprises if trying an 3rd party theme that has not been updated in a year.

There is also now a new screenshots section which features some screenshots of the Zenphoto admin and of the Zenpage CMS plugin.

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Zenphoto 1.2.4

  • Passwords for protected images [sbillard]
  • Setup improvements: File/folder permissions security [sbillard]
  • Gallery statistics extended for tags and Zenpage items [acrylian]
  • Mixed field/tag searches in boolean expressions [sbillard]
  • Media RSS improvements, RSS for latest albums [acrylian]
  • A little admin design modernization [acrylian]
  • filter for comment posting [sbillard]
  • plugins
    • New: Flowplayer 3 [acrylian]
    • Zenpage now included as official plugin
      • Performance improvements [sbillard]
      • More internal restructuring and integration with Zenphoto [sbillard,acrylian]
      • Content scheduling and expiration [sbillard, acrylian]
      • Some pure theme related plugin options moved to theme options sbillard ,acrylian]
      • Zenpage setup integrated with main Zenphoto setup [sbillard]
      • Zenpage default theme
        • Homepage option to choose any unpublished page [sbillard,acrylian]
        • Thickbox theme option [acrylian]
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Zenpage - A CMS plugin for Zenphoto

Zenphoto is already the easiest gallery management system available but it does not have any normal page management capability. Therefore many people use Zenphoto in combination with another CMS.

With Zenpage you can now extend the easy to use interface to manage an entire site with pages and news (blog) Considering Zenphoto's image, video and audio management capabilites this is the ideal solution for personal portfolio sites of artists, graphic/web designers, illustrators, musicians, multimedia/video artists, photographers and many more.

You could even run an audio or podcast blog with Zenphoto and Zenpage.

Features

  • Fully integrated with Zenphoto
  • Custom page management
  • News section with nested categories (blog)
  • Tags for pages and news articles
  • Page and news category password protection
  • Scheduled publishing
  • RSS feed for news articles
  • Comments on news articles and (...)

Zenpage svn now incorporated into Zenphoto

Zenpage 1.1. is still available standalone but the svn has now already been included in Zenphoto's. So if you download from the svn repository or a nightly you will from now on get also the full Zenpage package.

Also from now on translations for Zenpage will be included with the Zenphoto translation files. The former  separate translation way does not work with the svn/nightly anymore (still works for Zenpage 1.1 of course). There are no translations for Zenpage incorporated yet but since there weren't that many at all this is surely a minor drawback during the process of joining.

Zenpage 1.1 now available

More info on http://zenpage.maltem.de/news

Zenpage 1.0.1 is not compatible with Zenphoto 1.2.3

Zenphoto 1.2.3 requires the Zenpage svn version. Alternatively you can wait a few days until Zenpage 1.1 will be released. Due to time constraints this is a little delayed.

Zenphoto 1.2.3

  • IPTC character encoding recognition [sbillard]
  • scriptaculous and prototype dropped,  jQuery is now the default libary for Ajax and JS functionality [ozh]
  • Admin backend improvements [sbillard]
  • Admin backend theme editor [ozh]
  • MaxSpace image functions improvements [sbillard]
  • RSS enhancements and improvements: Subscription for single image or album comments, Media RSS support, validation [acrylian, sbillard, pheno7]
  • Google Earth plugin cleanup and improvements [babar, sbillard]
  • viewer resize image without page reload [petersendidit]
  • Unsharp parameters to image display options [sbillard]
  • Admin utilities
    • Gallery statistics [acrylian]
    • Backup_restore: Compressionlevel [sbillard]
  • Plugins
    • Flv player: Option for Player version 3 or 4 [acrylian]
    • Image_album_statistics: Custom size/crop parameters, "collection" mode [acrylian]
    • Slideshow: Now working in search mode [sbillard]
    • Static_html_cache: Exclude option for (...)

Happy Holidays

The Zenphoto team wishes a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We won't be very active until next year and only occasionally visiting the forum.

We also would like to thank all users that contributed to the project this year, either submitting patches or just reporting bugs and making suggestions.

Zenphoto 1.2.2

  • Utilities: (a new type of 'plugin' for the back-end)
    • backup/restore--backup & restore your zenphoto database [sbillard]
    • Schedule content--control when objects are published [sbillard]
  • Plugins:
    • Admin toolbox--provides the ability to add user defined links [sbillard]
    • class-textobject--"Plugin" custom image handler (example). Extend the kinds of data formats zenphoto can process [sbillard]
    • register_user--allow site visitors to apply for a user ID [sbillard]
    • viewer_sized_images--allow site visitors to select the size image to view [sbillard]
  • Enhancements:
    • Search for EXIF field items [sbillard]
    • Select which EXIF fields are shown [sbillard]
    • 'AND', 'OR', and 'NOT' are now useable in searches (in addition to &, |, and !) [sbillard]
    • arbitrary cropping and crop user interface [sbillard, acrylian]
    • Select fields to search at time of search [sbillard]
    • EXIF data now shown with the image on the admin/edit page [sbillard] (...)