Development Roadmap

Future development plans for the Blue Twilight PHP photo gallery software.

Updates to the Blue Twilight: self-hosted PHP photo gallery software are released on a regular basis. They come in two flavours: feature releases and patch releases.

Feature releases

Feature releases add new functionality to the application. They are identified by a zero as the last digit of the version number.

Example: v2.0.0 was a feature release, as will v2.1.0 be.

If the middle digit of the version number is also a zero (e.g. v2.0.0) it is a major feature release, where you can expect vast differences between the previous version.

Patch releases

Patch releases are designed to fix bugs, or enhance functionality that already exists, such as adding new cloud storage providers.

Example: v2.0.1 and v2.0.2 are both patches to the v2.0.0 feature release.


The following roadmap is designed to be a rough idea of where I would like to take the product. It is designed from personal goals for the software, as well as feedback from the people that use it.

Version 2.1.0

  • Analytics dashboard
    Analyse information contained within your stored photos and display graphs illustrating various statistics, such as your use of cameras.
  • Quick-post feature
    New feature to allow you to quickly post a new photo to an existing album, or create a new album as part of the upload. It’s designed to be a quick way of getting new photos into your gallery, particularly on mobile devices.

Version 2.2.0

  • Social media
    Version 2.2 will see Blue Twilight become much more sociable. Users will be to register and login using their social media accounts – and subsequently be able to add comments to your photos (if you desire.)
  • Share links to private albums
    Additionally you will be able to send “share” links to private albums to users you want to view them, even if they don’t have an account set up on your gallery.

 

You can follow live progress by visiting the project’s milestones page.

 

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