[Design-team] We have a gallery2 test instance

Nicu Buculei nicu_fedora at nicubunu.ro
Mon Jul 20 13:54:10 UTC 2009

On 07/13/2009 06:12 PM, Nicu Buculei wrote:
> On 07/09/2009 03:00 PM, Máirín Duffy wrote:
> OK, those interested in testing the Gallery2 functionality ask me or Mo
> for an account.
> I just uploaded an image to make sure it is working:
> http://publictest7.fedoraproject.org/gallery2/

OK, here are a few of my impressions after about one week with Gallery:

- the current authentication is a killer: it don't scale to have admins 
adding accounts for every user, even more considering our plans to 
increase the contributors base and make easy for everyone. In an ideal 
world, people would be able to login using the FAS and have their rights 
provided by FAS (this *may* be possible, AFAIK Gallery2 is integrated 
for authentication with all finds of forum and portal software);

- is not easy to mass upload, the only way in our instance is tu upload 
ZIPs of all your files. There are alternate ways, like using WebDAV, but 
our install does not have the plugin;

- speaking of plugins, there are only a few available, we lack some for 
things like layout customization. I wonder if we should try to act as 
admins and install plugins as we like (well, it impossible anyway 
without direct access to the server) or consult with the Infrastructure 
people (a saner, but more bureaucratic approach);

- some operations are cumbersome: for example adding keywords and 
browsing based on keywords. I wonder if installing some plugins would 
make for a better experience;

- I don't see a way to browse for things like 'best rated' and I wonder 
again: we need plugins?

Normally I would have asked for other people opinions, but I see only 
very few of us played with the gallery, which make me doubt it is a 
popular/useful/wanted feature (but deep inside I still think a gallery 
would be good for us).

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