Re: Gallery v1.1 is also a Nuke 5.0 module
> Gallery can be used as a Nuke 5.0
> module and as a standalone application
> (simultaneously!). See it in action.
It will also work with Nuke 5.4/5.5 if you just force it to be in "Nuke mode" by manually setting $op to "modload" in the gallery/index.php. Nuke must have chnaged the way it calls modules some time between 5.0 and 5.4 as $op is no longer defined, and Gallery checks the vaule of $op to decide whether Nuke called it, or it was called standalone. If you do this - it won't work standalone anymore though. I'm sure someone with more spare time than me can come up with a way to detect Nuke 5.4 calling Gallery :)
It's a quality peice of work though - and I especially like the "rape this URL for pictures" option which I used extensively to grab images from the old version of my web site which was on another server elsewhere in the 'net. I previously used "eGallery" and had to hack that around extensively to add some quite basic functionality - such as adding more than one picture at a time, and automatic thumbnail creation at image insert time... Gallery does all this out of the box and much more - very mature, impressive piece of work - thanks to all who work on it.
Re: PGSQL 7.0
%I was slated
> to replace a MySQL backend with Oracle
> on Linux this evening
LOL - well all I can say there is "may the force be with you" I've been fighting with Oracle (9i)'s installer for a week now - it took me an hour just to get the installer to run, you have to go and do half the changes yourself - (these guys never heard of an install script??). At least I didn't have to go and fetch/try the entire contents of Blackdown's ftp server this time just to find a JRE it would run on - there's progress. And then the installer just fails with no given reason/error at multiple stages throughout the install. This shoddiness amazes me! When you consider that big projects like Apache, MySQL, PHP and the like have installed without a hitch on every Linux based OS I have thown them at (some old, some new, various distro's), it is incredible that an organisation such as Oracle can't get their installation processes sorted. The amount of fixing I've had to do just to get the installer to run does not bode well for the reliability of the products it installs!
I'd decided to try this and give Oracle a another chance after the disaster-on-a-CD that was OAS but it looks like their products are just as over complicated and half baked as ever. If it won't play ball in a few more days, I'll have to cross that off the list of things we might use in future projects.
Grr - I'll be alright after I take my pills.. :)