File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
http://aspose.com/file-tools
Win a copy of Clojure in Action this week in the Clojure forum!
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Picture Gallery

 
Migrated From Jforum.net
Ranch Hand
Posts: 17424
  • 0
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I didn't see in the list of features, or from a search here anything mentioning a picture gallery. Does this exist? If not is this something that is going to be added? I noticed that a version 3 is being worked on right now, maybe that is a good place to add this. My forum is a photography forum, so I really need a gallery for people to submit their images. Also, I do a weekly challenge, so the images submitted for the challenge I need to handle in a specific way. I am a J2EE engineer, so I could write the code necessary to get it working, but I'd rather find a good J2EE software package that already has a gallery. So, what are your plans, or what already exists with a gallery? If it doesn't exist, I'd love to add input as to how I'd like it to function.
[originally posted on jforum.net by travis_cooper]
 
Migrated From Jforum.net
Ranch Hand
Posts: 17424
  • 0
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
JForum 2.1.8 in fact does not have such a gallery. One option, if you find it viable, is to write a new module for it and integrate. Should not be that hard.

I"m adding this to Jira (here: http://www.jforum.net/jira/browse/JF-855).

You can comment there in the issue with your thoughts about how the picture gallery should look like.

Btw, which site is yours? I have a special interest in photography too

Rafael
[originally posted on jforum.net by Rafael Steil]
 
Migrated From Jforum.net
Ranch Hand
Posts: 17424
  • 0
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Its actually just one of those free forum hosting sites right now. I did it there because it was just something quick I wanted to get setup so some friends and family could have some weekly challenges. The site does some of what I wanted it to, but doesn't do everything I need it to. Since they are doing all the hosting I have no control over what features get added, and I'm tired of waiting for them to add it. So I am looking around for a better alternative. The current one is in php and I feel more comfortable in jsp, so I have been mostly looking at jsp alternatives. I still haven't decided what I am going to use. This is still just a small thing, and I don't want it to take up too much of my time, so I want to find a package that already does things the way I want them done, or at least close enough that I don't have to modify too much code. I'll go to the jira and add my comments.

If you want to check out the forum its here.
[originally posted on jforum.net by travis_cooper]
 
Migrated From Jforum.net
Ranch Hand
Posts: 17424
  • 0
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
IMHO, picture galleries are not really closely tied to discussion forums so it's not high on the feature list.

That said, jforum does handle uploaded pictures in a fairly nice manner already. When you attach and image, it can make a "thumbnail" (which can be large) that gets displayed above the attachment details. Clicking on the thumbnail shows the full picture.

So, you can have a thread or a post that has a gallery like feel to it.

It might be possible to tweak the templates and code to make it more gallery like... FWIW, I suspect that the easiest way to do this would be to run a second instance of jForum in "gallery" mode.

Submissions of new features via jira are always welcome.
[originally posted on jforum.net by monroe]
 
Migrated From Jforum.net
Ranch Hand
Posts: 17424
  • 0
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I realize that it isn't necessarily tied to a forum, but a lot of forum solutions out there include it. I also need one that is probably more specialized than most would use, so I'm most likely going to have to create it myself anyway. I am still looking to see if somebody has at least a basic gallery that I could work with. Like I said, this isn't a forum I want to be putting a lot of time in, it is mostly for family and friends, pretty simple. So if I can't find something that I could easily change, then I'll probably stick with my current forum and just deal with it. I was just hoping that since a new version was being worked on that it might be considered. I like the other stuff I have seen through jforum so far.
[originally posted on jforum.net by travis_cooper]
 
Migrated From Jforum.net
Ranch Hand
Posts: 17424
  • 0
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I agree with monroe that a Picture Gallery it's not the kind of feature we'll see in the core distribution of JForum, but I have a particular interest on it because it seems to be a good oportunity to test how extensible JForum3 is - or will be -, so the idea is to someone develop it and we make available as an downloadable extension.

Rafael
[originally posted on jforum.net by Rafael Steil]
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic