We're nearly ready to release v2.1 but we are having some last minute surprises to deal with. The goal is to have it out on Monday as early as possible.
Color reproduction is improved and it seems that it handles animated gifs very well - this was an unexpected surprise.
Thursday, 24 January 2013
Next week we'll start testing the new Imagick implementation with Indexhibit. If you are interested in helping send us a note: contact at indexhibit dot org
There were alot of people who really liked the layout of thumbnails using uniform heights with the old Thickbox format. We had to retire the format for Indexhibit 2 because it had some glaring limitations - instead we had to write out own form of lightbox to deal with things.
We are testing an updated Visual Index format that now has a "uniform height" option for thumbnails. You can find it in this thread in our forum.
We would appreciate the help testing it out if you have a few spare moments.
I just wanted to make a fast update about things. We have a collection of nearly finished updates to put out but it's take more time than expected to deal with the implementation of the new Imagick library. We're nearly there...
In the forum, if you check it occasionally, we have been playing with the new Slideshow and Over/Over formats and Columner theme. Informally, we've had discussions about the replacement for the old Thickbox format and it appears that people are beginning to agree on a final approach.
We usually do small beta runs in the forum before things are made public - it's a good way to test things out.
We will be around throughout the year end holidays but we will be on a light schedule - I'm still planning to test out a few new/updated things via the forum.
Hope you have happy holidays.
I just wanted to make a quick post with some updates about what we're currently working on.
We have been working on more bug updates, themes, formats and even some new themes and formats. We hope to be releasing things very soon.
The priority this past week has been to find a way to produce better thumbnails using Imagick. We have been discussing this in our forum for some time now. The problem is that your standard webhost utilizes the GD library for image resizing and copying but it does not work well with color profiles. Imagick does, but it's not as commonly compiled with PHP. However, on a growing number of webhosts it can be accessed via command line. Our early tests have produced much truer colors than with GD. We hope to have this ready for the second update (v2.0.2) in a couple weeks from now.
We have also been fine tuning the way Indexhibit produces statistics. We have found that people like Indexhibit statistics because they are really basic and simple. Of course, Google Analytics produce much more detailed information about your traffic but there is no reason why a person can't utilize both at the same time with Indexhibit. We do have plans to add more features to statistics but for the moment we'll keep them very simple and get the functioning perfectly.
And finally, we are nearly ready to do a beta run with our journal system. This will be available for purchasers of Indexhibit as a gift for their contribution (and thank you so much!). We will make another announcement about this when it's ready to go.
We hope your summer is/has been very restful and relaxing.
With the release of version 2.0.1 we have fixed a good number of early bugs.
FIX: We rewrote the install.php file which will make both installations and upgrades easier.
FIX: There was a bug which caused sections to disappear completely. If you still have this problem download the latest files and update /ndxzsite/plugin/plugin.index.php.
FIX: Problem with our parser on some server setups.
FIX: Index links were not auto-creating iframes when necessary.
FIX: Found a path issuer with statistics. If you still have this problem download the latest files and update /ndxzsite/plugin/plugin.jxs_statistics.php and /ndxzsite/plugin/plugin.statistics.php.
FIX: Problem with user admin status being disabled.
FIX: Login character limitation.
FIX: Problem with .flv format playback. If you still have this problem download the latest files and update /ndxzsite/plugin/plugin.formats.php.
UDATED: Russian and Dutch translations.
NEW: New languages: Chinese (Tradiional and Simplified), Turkish, Norwegian.
NEW: Transparency support for PNG.
We are still actively seeking and resolving bugs. We plan to release version 2.0.2 within the next two weeks.