OpenPublish: Continuing forward
Posted Oct 24, 2012 // 6 comments
We've recently released another beta release (beta5) of Openpublish. We've updates various modules and provided some minor bug fixes. The main addition in this release is that we've added a bulkupload functionality for the Photo Gallery in Openpublish. This allows content creators and editors to upload many photos quickly and easily into the field collection which makes up the gallery. This works very similarly to the way that filefield_sources_plupload module (and other plupload implementations work. It provides a drag and drop interface and multiple file select along with concurrent uploads and upload progress. See the embedded video for a very quick demo of how it works. We are still working to improve the gallery and image support in OpenPublish in a robust, predictable way that reflects the structure and usage of the data, and that is extensible and works consistently.
The gallery bulkupload is a feature that was requested from the issue queue. As we contrinue to improve and stabilize OpenPublish, community participation becomes increasingly important. Understanding what features are desired, what is working and what isn't and how OpenPublish can be improved, along with the reporting of bugs and any code contributions, drive OpenPublish forward. At Phase2 we have experience from our clients about what publishers want and how they use Drupal. We take this knowledge and use it to try to construct a base of a site, something that has the basic tools which we would use to build a publishing site. However, often we don't know exactly what others in the community use to build sites, what requirements they or their clients have, and what value various clients and users ascribe to a given feature. Having more use cases to base OpenPublish off of will help us to improve the overall quality of Openpublish and make it more usable for the community as a whole.
Now obviously we can't implement every feature, find every bug or accomodate every use case. However, the more feedback, bug reports and patches and community support, the more bandwidth we have to work with. Please continue to ask questions, post bugs and contribute in any way you can on the Drupal.org issue queues. In order to let others benefit from answers, known bugs and available patches and fixes, please keep all the bug reports and support requests in the Drupal.org issue queues.
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