#1 2011-06-01 14:32:36

Piwigo Team
Nantes, France, Europe

Piwigo 2.3.0beta1

Hello Piwigo beta testers,

Here comes version 2.3.0beta1. This version is for test only, so don't install it on your live website. Even if Piwigo 2.2 was released only a few weeks ago, we already have interesting new features to show for the future Piwigo 2.3.

1) Changes

Here is the list of changes compared to Piwigo 2.2:

* [Bugtracker] ticket 2260
* [Bugtracker] ticket 2271
* [Bugtracker] ticket 2284
* [Bugtracker] ticket 2259
* [Bugtracker] ticket 2274
* [Bugtracker] ticket 2273
* ability to use the command line Image Magick tools instead of PHP Imagick or GD libraries
* [Bugtracker] ticket 2224
* [Bugtracker] ticket 1874

2) Screenshots

The plugin manager gets a new compact design, and only two states : a plugin is active or inactive (this makes plugin management much simpler)

Plugin Piwigo Auto Upgrade was integrated into Piwigo core as a standard feature

Ability to crop thumbnails, you can create square thumbnails for example, no need to install a plugin

Menubar is visible on all pages (tags, profile, comments, registration)

Ability to regenerate websize and thumbnails was added in Piwigo core. When regenerating a websize, by default, Piwigo will create a new websize from the HD (high definition) version of your photo. If no HD is available and if the current websize is bigger than resize dimensions, Piwigo will move it as HD and create a downsized websize photo from it.

3) Start to beta test

Download Piwigo 2.3.0beta1

Please, try to open a new topic in the beta testing forum for each problem you may encounter.

Piwigo 2.3.0beta2 will be released in one month, with new features. See planning details on [Forum, topic 17428] Piwigo 2.3 planning.

Have a nice time while discovering Piwigo 2.3 new features!


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