Gallery Project

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Gallery Project
Gallery logo.png
Developer(s)Bharat Mediratta
Stable release3.1.3 (June 4, 2020; 17 months ago (2020-06-04)) [±]
RepositoryGallery Repository
Operating systemCross Platform
PlatformPHP
LicenseGPL
Websitegalleryproject.org

Gallery or Menalto Gallery is an open-source project enabling management and publication of digital photographs and other media through a PHP-enabled web server. Photo manipulation includes automatic thumbnails, resizing, rotation, and flipping, among other things. Albums can be organized hierarchically and individually controlled by administrators or privileged users.[1]

Gallery 3 is the current release of Gallery. It is a complete rewrite of Gallery 2 attempting to be small, intuitive, fast, and easily customizable. Gallery 3.0 was released on October 5, 2010.[2]

Gallery 2 was publicly released on September 13, 2005.[3] Gallery 2.3.1 was a minor release, primarily for supporting PHP 5.3 and was released on Dec 17, 2009.[4] Development of Gallery 2.x has ceased.

Gallery 1 was released in April 2001[5] and was developed for several years, the last release being 1.5.10 on November 21, 2008.[6] Development of further Gallery 1.x versions might continue in project Gallery,[7] a fork of Gallery 1.6, but does not seem to be under active development.

Gallery has also released a "Gallery Virtual Appliance", which allows users to test the current versions of both Gallery 1 and Gallery 2.[8] in a VMWare installation.

Gallery participated in the Google Summer of Code in 2006,[9] 2007,[10] and 2008.[11] Gallery also participated in OpenUsability's Season of Usability in 2008[12] and 2009.[13]

In 2003, Gallery was SourceForge's October Project of the Month.[14]

Originally developed using CVS, Gallery switched to SourceForge's Subversion Service on April 27, 2006[15] and Gallery 3 has been developed entirely using Git on GitHub.[16]

Requirements[edit]

Gallery 3 Requires:[17]

  • Apache version 2.2 or greater
  • MySQL 5.0 or greater
  • PHP version 5.2.3 or greater

Controversy[edit]

In 2010, Gallery announced the use of some proprietary Adobe tools to build some components of Gallery 3 in Adobe Flash. Several users expressed great concern that proprietary software was being used in an open-source project and that Flash components were being included in an open-source package. A rebuttal to the controversy included a disclosure that Adobe Flash objects had previously been used for file uploading functionality in Gallery only seemed to further ignite the controversy.[18]

Inactivity and revival[edit]

In June 2014 the developers of Gallery announced that they would not continue the development.[19] According to the announcement most developers had lost interest in the project. The GPL license allows anyone to take up development and create a fork of Gallery based on the existing code. On 13 November 2019, the website had an announcement that the project would keep progressing with a fork.[20][21]

Gallery the Revival is one attempt resurrect the Gallery 3 project.[22]

Current Release 3.1.3 2020-06-04 Minor maintenance release.

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • O'Reilly Linux Multimedia Hacks: Tips & Tools for Taming Images, Audio, and Video, by Kyle Rankin. ISBN 0-596-10076-0.[23]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gallery3:About Codex.gallery2.org Retrieved on November 29, 2010.
  2. ^ Gallery 3.0 is ready! Retrieved on November 29, 2010.
  3. ^ Gallery 2.0 Released! Retrieved on November 29, 2010.
  4. ^ Gallery 2.3.1 (Skidoo) Released Retrieved on November 29, 2010.
  5. ^ Official Gallery 1.0 release! Retrieved on November 29, 2010.
  6. ^ Gallery 1.5.10 and 1.6-RC3 Released - Last G1 Releases from us! Retrieved on November 29, 2010.
  7. ^ "Jallery". SourceForge.
  8. ^ "Gallery Appliance 1.1 Available | Gallery". gallery.menalto.com.
  9. ^ 2006 Google Summer of Code Wrap Up Retrieved on November 29, 2010.
  10. ^ 2007 Google Summer of Code Wrap Up Retrieved on November 29, 2010.
  11. ^ 2008 Google Summer of Code Projects Retrieved on November 29, 2010.
  12. ^ Gallery2:Season of Usability 2008 Retrieved on November 29, 2010.
  13. ^ Gallery3:Season of Usability 2009 Retrieved on November 29, 2010.
  14. ^ Project of the Month, October 2003 Retrieved on November 29, 2010.
  15. ^ Gallery moves to Subversion Retrieved on November 29, 2010.
  16. ^ Gallery switches to Git and GitHub Archived 2010-12-06 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on November 29, 2010.
  17. ^ Gallery3:Requirements Retrieved on November 29, 2010.
  18. ^ Thanks Adobe! Retrieved on November 29, 2010.
  19. ^ "Gallery is going into hibernation". galleryproject.org. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  20. ^ "Gallery development is continuing! | Gallery". galleryproject.org. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  21. ^ "bwdutton/gallery3". Github. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  22. ^ "Gallery the Revival". galleryrevival.com.
  23. ^ Rankin, Kyle (November 17, 2005). "Linux Multimedia Hacks: Tips & Tools for Taming Images, Audio, and Video". "O'Reilly Media, Inc." – via Google Books.

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