Zenphoto

apps

#1

Hi Everyone,

I’m just wondering if anyone knows why Dreamhost stopped featuring Zenphoto as a one-click install? I decided a while ago that I would use it as I like to stick with the one-click installs and also it is a photo CMS designed to be simpler. However, tonight, I finally have some time to do this I see it is gone. Also Zenphoto is no longer on wikipedia? Really weird.

I’m just wondering that if anyone knows why it was removed if I should avoid using it. Was there something wrong with it? Did the developers do something wrong? Or was it just an issue of too difficult to maintain as one-click? Basically I want to know if it is worth installing it myself from the tar or zip or if it is now no longer a good program to use?

Thanks,
Rusl


#2

Zenphoto was only ever available as a Simple One-Click Install on DreamHost, and we’ve discontinued that type of installation altogether. We may reintroduce Zenphoto as a (advanced) one-click install at a later point; don’t consider the program’s temporarily unavailability as any sort of value judgement.


#3

Thanks Andrew, that is what I wanted to know. Because it is also currently not on wikipedia either I was wondering if maybe the thing I read on their website about advertising had somehow devastated the development of it or something, but I guess I was just being paranoid.

I think I’ll try it though I wish there was the install shortcut “one-click.”


#4

Wikipedia article is just back and I found this here as a possible reason about why it was removed. A notice is still left no the top of the main article.


#5

Thanks, wow, that was actually in response to my request to restore it. I’m not normally very wikipedia savvy but that is cool it worked. I suppose I ought to put a few minutes in to make sure the article looks worth keeping up.

Cheers,
rusl


#6

Zenphoto is still an active open source project. I have it installed on a domain and have been very happy with it.

I don’t/didn’t use the dreamhost one-click installer, it’s easy to install and update. It’s even easier if you know how to grab it from the shell uncompress/unzip directly on the server.


#7

Thanks, I actually got fooled by their April Fools Day joke http://www.zenphoto.org/news/zenphoto-hosting which was really dry humour and almost gave up but I think I’m going to try it. I actually have a friend who worked on coding Gallery2 so I’ve been using that for some time. However, I find it not user friendly and he is too busy to help me with my project these days. (And anyway Gallery3 is such a major departure I don’t really want to deal with that)

Cheers,
rusl


#8

Gallery2 is overkill for a personal gallery site and I decided to use Zenphoto also. While it is far from perfect, it does a good job managing a family memories in picture.