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From Angela Cymbalak <>
Subject Re: photo gallery software (previously called Caitrin)
Date Fri, 27 Jun 2008 11:10:00 GMT
There has been a lot of going back and forth.  Originally there 
seemed to be little interest at the Incubator so I was talking to the 
Roller folks.  There is some interest over there but a disagreement 
on how to write the code.  At the same time there started to be 
interest at the Incubator again and the idea is starting to take 
hold.  Then I got really busy...  Now I need to start re-working on 
the proposal since other discussions have taken place and the idea is 
becoming more formed.

As for the front end, the current idea is to expose the data held in 
the repository as a Web service.  I would be more than happy to see a 
Flex front end built that is a client to the Web 
service.  Personally, I would like to see an AJAX front end, but I 
know that some people dislike the lack of security around AJAX.

I like Hans' suggestions for the name as well.  If there are other 
ideas for a name, feel free to throw them out there.  I would like to 
find something that is interesting, yet allows someone to easily 
determine what the project is.  That is proving to be a big challenge.


At 01:33 AM 6/27/2008, you wrote:
>I'm a little confused, because the wiki says that the proposal is being put
>on hold and that the goal is to work with the Roller community.
>Nevertheless, if there's interest in building a Flex front end, let me
>Martin Cooper
>On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 11:09 AM, Angela Cymbalak <>
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I haven't forgotten about wanting to create an open source Photo Gallery
> > and there has been some sporadic interest as I have discussed it.  A quick
> > update as to where we are at for anyone who is interested.
> >
> > 1.  Name change....
> > No one but me knows where the name Caitrin came from and it isn't obvious
> > what the software would do.  A proposed solution (thanks Noel for the path
> > suggestion) would be PhosLibrarius
> >
> > 2. Code Bases
> > There are 2 code bases that we can draw from and discard that I have heard
> > of.  Always a good start
> >
> > 3. Design
> > Right now thought is being put into the high level design to improve the
> > Proposal.  The current proposal is bad.  I take credit for that because I
> > haven't done the Apache thing before and I am tripping all over 
> while trying
> > to stay on the right path.  The current thought is to defiantly write the
> > application in Java.  Its secure, it scales well, we like it.  The thought
> > is to look into Sling and the JCR as well as different 
> databases.  I have to
> > do reading on Sling to figure out how it all fits 
> together.  Pretty much, we
> > are focusing on the back end first with the possibility of a Web 
> service for
> > the front end to start.  This lets anyone out there write nice pretty
> > display pieces.   I like AJAX as a front end but others who I 
> have talked to
> > don't.  We can agree on the Web service for right now.
> >
> > If anyone has anything that they would like to contribute or if you have
> > comments/suggestions about this proposal please let me know.  The interest
> > seems to be lurking out there, we just need to get it organized.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Angie
> >
> > --
> > Angela Cymbalak
> > Nechtan Design
> >
> > 412.931.4663
> >
> >
> >
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