sorry to derive inital topic, but I hope you will understand.
"I still do not understand why you seem to insist that your change suggestions must only be part of the core rather than custom plugins for your own use as we have suggested".
It is a little bit difficult to explain my thought (english is not my natural language : with what I think in French and what I write in English, and what you understand: we have a lot of reasons not to understand ourselves, but we can try...)
I suggest you to have an improvement on printImageStatitic() and printRandomImage(). Of course, I need it to improve zpArdoise, but I think it may be used by everybody.
You have done half the job : with current improvement in 1.4.2, I can access to the full image and it is a good thing.
To be complete, I wish you to add an optionnal parameter to the signature of the function : if an optional class is in the call, then add this class to the tag wrapping the full image.
without that, the full image can't be easily be used.
when I write easily, I would say "by everyone"; of course I can do some jquery to add the class in some context, I can do a complex call to colorbox, but it's not quite simple for everyone else : so your improvement seems to be unusable.
you told me that I insist, but you don't realy explain to me why you don't want to add this realy simple optionnal parameter. it's realy easy to do, and I'm ready to code it if I can upload and commit the code.
"You do provide some usefull updates, etc. But don't seem to want to step up and maintain them".
I give two themes to the community and be sure I do my best to maintain them.
for plugin, it's something else: I did not create them and they use php code that I do not understand (I am absolutly not a php developper and some lines take hours).
I can easily correct easy anomalies, but in some cases, I am not good enough and I'm not so sure to be able to maintain them.
you do not want to keep the site zenphoto plugin, I can understand, but it is the right solution for maintenance by the community.
watch akismet : it was developed by thinkdreams and maintained by Kieran O'Shea and me.
if a plugin is abandonned, others may keep it, as you do it to the core components of zenphoto.
I think it's a way you should explore and encourage to develop the zenphoto community.
few developers could maintain the themes on each release of zenphoto.
same thing for the plugins.
"it seems that unless we totally agree with you we are un-helpful, un-responsive, and inconsiderate"
Of course not ! I realy think that zenphoto is a wonderfull tool to create photo gallery and that zenphoto team does a very good job.
but sometimes, you are a little bit "hard" with users. you can also try to understand it, and try to listen to the arguments that I can give you (or others can give you).
thanks to have read me...