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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I was thinking of doing something with MT but solving the "add one at a time" problem by writing a cron job that saw new directories and used Net::Blogger to create the new entries.

    Of course this would be a bit hackish, but it would be nice to have the same interface for users to comment on photos as blog entries. You could always wait for MT Pro....
  • I've gone through some similar pain recently in trying to find a decent web gallery. I haven't found what I'm looking for as of yet. However, Gallery (php based)isn't too bad, but as far as I know, you can't just dump a bunch of images in a directory. You have to do the one-at-a-time thing. Image Display System (IDS is Perl based) isn't bad, but it can be a little on the slow side. Anyways, you can look at Gallery at my site www.bolinjones.org/gallery or the homepage at gallery.sourceforge.net. IDS is avail
  • You might have a look at texism [textism.com] which is what I based my gallery on [axis-of-aevil.org]. There is a PHP thing, photostack [photostack.org], that will do it for you in PHP and much of mine is in perl although the thumbs are made manually.

  • I ended up using album ( http://marginalhacks.com/Hacks/album/ [marginalhacks.com]) which is a perl script that allows a fair amount of customization. You can see my photos pages I made with it at http://www.wisdom.weizmann.ac.il/~jason/album [weizmann.ac.il]. Once you set up the preferences, then after adding new photos in a new directory, just rerun the script. All I do is add a text file to each directory with comments. It handles generating thumbnails and medium sized photos. I particularly liked how it can automatically extract the date