After months of inactivity, I just decided to update iPAP a teeny–weeny bit. Seriously, I just revised the readme.html file and changed the default
$cache_life value to a 5–day equivalent.
After playing with my experimental 0.8 version, the flatfile database system just doesn’t cut it anymore especially if you have hundreds of photos spanning several albums. Page generation takes a more than a second in some instances — unacceptable. A nice workaround right now is to prevent frequent refreshing of the cache, since there isn’t really a need for that operation unless publishing new photo albums, hence the increase in the default
$cache_life value. The MySQL–powered version of the application is in the works, I’m just not yet done migrating all database calls to SQL. Coming soon!
In addition, there is also an update for SmartyPants On Demand, now utilizing version 1.5.1b of Michel Fortin’s excellent PHP SmartyPants. Some sections of the site were also affected by the sudden desire for spring cleaning and tinkering. 🙂