I mentioned labels months ago, which is a nice way of categorizing albums. In a way, it’s a product of the folksonomy trend everyone has gone gaga about. Labels are applied to photo albums and not photos, at least for now. I personally think tagging every single photo is overkill, even adding descriptions can be tiresome.
Currently, performance is far from snappy, but still better than version 0.7. The template caching system does its job well, reducing page generation to a minimum. Don’t bother playing with the
$cache_life value unless you know what you’re doing.
I hesitantly tagged this as “beta” because of the negative connotation it might produce. It is not a reflection of the applications’s quality. It’s classified as such because some features are still upcoming, and some may work differently in future releases.
For fellow developers digging into the code, please be gentle. Specific parts of the codebase need optimization, and not everything you see will be there in the next release. The code is not an indication of features to come or the project’s direction.
Comments: This has been the most requested by far, and will probably be ready by 1.0. Nothing too complicated, just a simple comment system for photos.
RSS: These days, everything has XML feeds. We’re late, but we’ll be there.
FTP uploads: A system will be in place for those who prefer to add photos via FTP. Related to this will be support for zip uploads.
WordPress plugin: Most likely related to RSS, I’m thinking of a WP plugin to display your iPAP stream in your WP–powered blog, similar to Flickr.