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The file uploader project is completed! I’m really looking forward to 3.3’s release so I can start using it in my own projects. 🙂
Thank you for all your support, and I would like to especially say thank you to Daryl and Andrew for being awesome mentors on this project!
Hopefully I can continue doing WP development – I’ve got my regular schooling starting up this week, but hopefully I will find the time. I’m definitely planning to apply for GSoC next summer!
See you all later and hopefully soon!
The uploader project is basically done! Here’s what was changed by this project:
- The uploading backend was changed from swfupload to plupload
- The basic uploader was removed (plupload will auto-fallback to basic if it must)
- HTML5 and Silverlight were added (to the existing Flash) as uploader runtimes
- The existing uploading UI was left unchanged
- Drag and drop was enabled in plupload for runtimes that support it
- A “resize to large image size” option was added allowing for images larger than the large size to be scaled on upload
- That resize feature will scale the image pre-upload if the runtime supports that feature
The code has been committed to core – as I understand, there still may be more improvements to WordPress’s media handling before 3.3’s release, but my project’s part of the improvements is done.
P.S. Sorry about the late update – I was away from my computer all day yesterday with my family.
Thanks to several people in the WordPress community, my uploader has been tested well in core and various parts improved. Be sure to check out the Core trac ticket at http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/18206.
By the way, I forgot to mention last week that all development is now done on the GSoC repository and should be moved to WP trunk… thanks!
I apologize for the lateness of this post – I have been really busy lately. This week is the second round of tests for my summer classes, so there’s been lots of studying and other prep to do. Not much has happened this past week on the file uploader project, other than passing midterm evaluations. 🙂
I will hopefully have a 3.2-compatible release out by next week.
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Not much has happened this week since arriving back home and moving into my apartment at college, though I did have a chat with my mentor to clarify the remaining todo items for the uploader project. I have started the basics of merging my changes with 3.2 and will hopefully have a testable version for download soon.
Hello everyone! This is just a short update to let you all know that I am back from my week of being out of town and will be resuming GSoC work shortly (next todo item is to merge my uploader changes with the newly released 3.2 code). Next update this Tuesday!
This past week I made the required changes to the newly added “Resize to Max Size” feature for uploading images so that it now sits behind an action and filter so that plugins can disable/replace as required. I also ran into a very strange bug with uploading using the HTML5 runtime that I will have to take a look at in two weeks (after my upcoming week of unavailability) – uploading is working again (after reverting to a previous revision), so I’ll have to see what I broke.
This next week, I will be unavailable for GSoC as I have a week of planned unavailability as I serve at a local Joni and Friends Family Retreat, a camp for persons with disabilities and their families.