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Nutcracker: Gallery enhancement

Discussion in 'xLights (Nutcracker)' started by smeighan, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. smeighan

    smeighan Dedicated Elf

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    The user gallery was getting slower and slower as more people have been using nutcracker.


    I have made a number of changes to the gallery
    1) One a day i will walk the directory structure and find all the thumbnail gifs and load them into a database
    2) When you go into the gallery now, it shows the list of gifs that are from the database. We no longer walk the directories
    3) I am not prompting for how many gifs you want to see, i am showing you all of them
    4) You can now select , by clicking the Select box, on any of the 1200 gifs.
    5) Now you can rename the effect to have your own name. If you dont pick a name, the effect_name will again default to YYYYMMDDHHMISS
    6) You can now add a description.
    7) After browsing and selecting from the form, press submit at the bottom of the form. Now every selected gif will be added into your library.


    Hopefully this will scale better and be easier to use.


    thanks


    Here is a snapshot of the new gallery. Not the date shown in the title, that will indicate when i last walked the directory and gathered gifs.


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