Funny, funny… no doubt I need to answer on this 🙂
Read the comments on this post : RedBallons.
NextGEN Gallery ist not a brand new plugin, it’s just a copy of myGallery with some new functions. Those fablous functions you mentoined are functions of myGallery.
Thomas Boley, devleoper of myGallery
If you have a look into my code then you will see that I only replaced the names for myGallery with NextGEN Gallery </irony>.
I think to show solidarity, you should immediately deinstall my clone plugin. I will close this work and enjoy my new free time.
For all others who didn’t get the point , here is my story behind this :
myGallery was one of the best gallery systems I could find, when I started with WordPress in 2006. It definitely combined the most usefull features you needed for a simple gallery system in WordPress (Zip-Upload, Gallery management, independent CSS style, etc). I used this plugin many times for my projects…
End of the year I started with my first tests of WordPress 2.1 and realized that myGallery needs some bugfixes, I reported this and started to fix this in my local version. I encountered that I need a couple of changes to fit it’s to my needs. myFlash was one of this feature. I get more and more ideas what could be improved and I offered my help to work on myGallery.
Up to this moment I never planned a new gallery plugin. But then, based on some bugfix releases from other bloggers to help the community,the myGallery author withdraw the GPL license. I didn’t understand the reason for that and couldn’t accept this. This has motivated me to create a new plugin for the community and of course for myself.
My plugin can be called a derivative work from myGallery, but it’s more than just a simple copy.
- If you don’t like my work and effort for this plugin, please give me a simple note.
- If you feel that this a simple copy of an existing plugin, it’s up to you to switch to the original plugin.
I’m open for criticism in all direction. I hope the WordPress community is able to find out the truth…
I go back and enjoy the summer.