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kaberett ([personal profile] kaberett) wrote in [site community profile] dw_dev2017-01-02 01:44 am
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What does the file manager need before rolling out?

Hi all!

I've just had a quick chat with [staff profile] mark following yet another support request about a GUI for the photo hosting system which does actually exist but is pretty bare-bones and currently undocumented.

Mark is comfortable that with a few UI tweaks it could be added to the main menu (Organize --> Manage files, or similar) in order to be discoverable.

The big thing is "have the HTML for embedding an image provided anywhere other than immediately after uploading it". At this stage adding more features/functionality is not on the cards (unless you're volunteering!), but in the spirit of doing a relatively quick UI polish, is there anything else you'd like to see?

I'll be filing an issue in a week's time, and hopefully we can get UI tweaks out in the next code push...
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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2017-01-02 03:42 am (UTC)(link)
If any of these things are actually new features instead of UI tweaks, feel free to disregard.

If the date that something was uploaded is exposed anywhere, that would be very helpful to show.

Paginate; if you've put a lot of things in there (oops) /file/edit is amazingly unwieldy. I imagine this will save bandwidth. (It's basically unusable for me at the moment.)

My personal preference would be to have page 1 be the first images uploaded, and the last page be the most recent, and have the default landing be on the most recent (whatever number that is), but I could hear arguments otherwise. My main reasoning here is that lacking an *actual* view-files-by-date feature, the combination of a displayed upload date and a stable-ish pagination scheme that will put the oldest things consistently on page 1 and go from there, can be used roughly as though it were an actual by-date index, and people will get used to where their stuff is.

The embed information is of course key.

It should also be possible to edit the image description after the fact, as well as when it's first uploaded.