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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] ninetydegrees 2017-01-02 03:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Bare bone link to your full-size image or simple HMTL with IMG instead of FIGURE/A etc. (which to me isn't useful at all).

Any kind of success message (You've successfully uploaded x images) or loading bar. I use drag and drop to upload pics and, at first, thought I had to add descriptions for them to be saved.

On /file/edit it says 'Here are all the files you've uploaded from mobile.'. Well, not necessarily mobile.

Friendly error messages. I've just gotten these on on /file/edit and /file/new:
Unable to instantiate file in MogileFS. at /home/dw/production/cgi-bin/DW/Controller/API/Media.pm line 71 on /file/new
[Error: Column 'height' cannot be null at /home/dw/production/cgi-bin/DW/Media.pm line 62. @ va-web04]
[Error: Unable to instantiate resized file in MogileFS. at /home/dw/production/cgi-bin/DW/Media.pm line 62. @ va-web04]

I have no idea what they mean. :)

Display pics in a grid instead of a list? Just a thought. I think sorting options will have to be added at some point too. And the ability to rename pics.
Edited 2017-01-02 15:04 (UTC)
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[personal profile] msilverstar 2017-01-10 04:27 am (UTC)(link)
success message is vital as at my resolution, the actual picture didn't show up above the fold
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[personal profile] kareila 2017-01-10 06:48 am (UTC)(link)
Seconding this.