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Re: Re: Re: Subcategories? (mainly file gallery)

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I understand you, Andrew.
Good luck to all Free software products, and lets hope forks find ways to join efforts back somehow with the main branch... (same as with bitweaver, etc.). We need mutual feedback and take profit of improvements made on both projects...
Cheers,
Xavi

P.S: I personally liked a lot your work on LauLima when I saw it. (a shame it was a fork). But I repeat that I understand the decision you had to take by then, your situation of that project in UK, etc.


> > Interesting thread... A shame that full LauLima code is not free software.... (the same on a nice menu engine I saw, but closed source again... :-( )
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> Hi Xavi
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> I know exactly where you're coming from, but there were a number of factors that caused us to choose the developmental path that we've followed.
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> Re menus - yes it's closed source, but we chose this system due to its very good accessiblility - it's free as in 'beer' to educational and non-commercial sites - see authors licensing for details. The alternative is to revert to the inbuilt TW menus, which would function though need a little updating - or use the menus in TW that were not present at the time of the LL addition.
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> D&D closed source and commercial (though reasonably priced) - though if you can find me something open source that will allow me to do what I do with the commercial applet, then I would be willing to look at making an open source version - though we will probably release the LL code that interacts with the commercial product anyway.
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> LL source is open except for the two optional components above - and we make our latest additions available periodically, generally after a series of related improvements.
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> Finally, back on topic
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> If anyone plans to add subfolders to either the fg or ig, then the approach we chose was to add an extra field in the database (parent) in which we stored the filegalleryId of the parent folder - with the use of a recursive function it's therefore possible to build a tree structure - so we did it in metadata, rather than on the host file system. The distributed version is functional but non-optimised - it's been further tweaked and is a lot better (not yet released), but if I get a chance this summer I plan to completely rewrite the file gallery component to incorporate lots of ajax functionality and to further improve performance.
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> Regards
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> Andrew

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