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New Development Release: Qdig 20041204

This release is similar to Qdig 1.2.4, but there's a new setting to convert thumbnails on-the-fly. This release will be morphed into release 1.2.5 after some testing.

Notes:

This release is similar to Qdig 1.2.4, but there's a new feature that was contributed by Robin Rainton (raintonr). Thanks Robin!

A new setting, $thmb_onfly, allows thumbnail images to be generated 'on the fly'. This means a gallery page that will have newly-converted thumbnail images can appear more quickly now, and the new thumbnail images appear one-by-one as they are generated. This improves the user experience and averts a pesky "Maximum execution time of XX seconds exceeded" error, which could happen when there are lots of thumbnails to convert.

This release has a few more minor bug fixes and various tweaks compared to the last qdig-devel release. Hopefully it's stable enough to release as Qdig 1.2.5 with little or no modification.

Changes:

  • Improved gdVersion() function and the corresponding diagnostic message. Now if phpinfo() is disabled the script works appropriately.
  • Improved gdVersion() function and corresponding diagnostic messages some more. Now don't use phpinfo() unless necessary. If GD extension is loadad and phpinfo() is disabled, settle for GD v1 rather than no GD at all.
  • Setting $thmb_enable to FALSE disables thumbs view more effectively now.

See CHANGELOG.txt for a complete list of changes.

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