We’re not dead yet!

It’s been a month since my last post here, but I have been anything but idle.  I’ve been looking for a replacement for my photo gallery software; Gallery2.   Mid last month the authors and maintainers for Gallery2 (and Gallery3) announced they were ceasing all future development.  You can read the details at the Gallery Project website.

I’ve been using Gallery2 for close to ten years.  Almost every photo linked in my blogs and in hundreds of other places I’ve linked to my work over the years point to the code-generated URLs served up by the Gallery2 software.

I’m on the lookout for a couple of things at this point.  First;  A way to export my images and the metadata, comments, organization, etc.. from Gallery2 to another gallery program, or just to a structured format that I can write an importer for when I do find a new gallery package.

Second; I need a replacement for Gallery2.  I’m not in immediate need, as even if the code is no longer being updated, unless there’s a major security flaw discovered, there’s no need to quit using it.  I can leave it in place, as it currently sits and start using it’s replacement in parallel.

If any of you out there know of a good replacement, with similar functionality, drop me a note.  I’m on the hunt myself, and so far, I’m coming to the conclusion I may have to roll my own.

I’ll post more later about the features that are required, nice to have, and irrelevant so that anyone who’s also looking for a new gallery package can throw their hats in the ring and help with the discussion and exploration.

And, since this IS a photography blog, here’s a picture of my cat.

My cat.  Not too bright.

My cat, Sparks. He’s not too bright.

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