We just learned that Dreamhost
, one of the biggest hosts in the US, now
offers zenphoto as a 1 click install option in favor of Gallery
"And I guess that also explains why Gallery, the photo
management software we offer as a one-click install is SO crazy
confusing, slow, and horrible! I've looked at its source code, and
the one thing I could not describe it as is short.
Which is why for our new EASY one-clicks, I've decided NOT to port
Gallery over. Not even a little. INSTEAD, we're giving "zenphoto"
(notice the stylishly understated all-lowercase-ness) a try. It
doesn't allow you to do all the fancy-shmancy things Gallery does
like sell your pictures or order prints, but it is super-simple to
use to upload, organize, and view photos!"
We are a little proud of this, since Gallery is a well-tried
program, too. And that "missing" feature we probably will get
included, too. But, like all things, there is a downside: the
zenphoto installation files are not within the users webspace, they
are maintained by Dreamhost. This means two things, (1) no custom
files including themes and (2) Dreamhost keeps zenphoto updated to
the latest version without even having to ask.
For you Dreamhost users who want a little more customizability, or
who want to upload files to their webspace via FTP, Zenphoto
installs just fine the "normal way" under a standard Dreamhost