Zenphoto Roadmap Mar 31, 2009
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.
This is why we believe that for all our users, moving to the Gallery project will be an excellent and logical option. The Gallery software has two more full-number versions than Zenphoto, and on the new third version, Gallery 3, they've finally realized everything that Zenphoto was from the beginning. With many years more experience than our team, we have every reason to believe they will be able to make a better gallery than Zenphoto ever was or will be.
After all, zenphoto was originally conceived as a replacement for gallery software like Coppermine and Gallery 1 and 2 which were large bloated applications full of features that displayed your photos and did your dishes too! We basically designed Zenphoto to be everything we desired in a "Gallery 3." But now that the Gallery team is making "Gallery 3" for real, like we always wanted - a simple, usable, and lightweight photo gallery designed for simply showing photos - Zenphoto's "raison d'Ãªtre" is no more! We'd like to thank the Gallery team for taking over all this hard work for us.
All the members of our team look forward to having much more time to enjoy on beautiful beaches in Hawaii and the Italian riviera, funded of course by the tens of millions of dollars in donations we've received from our generous users. Thanks to all of our users, and... ciao!