Today a new release of Bildr has been made available on OpenNTF. The release has the non-exciting name 3.02 but the application has as nice new feature: the ability to create albums.
The layout of several pages has improved. For example, there is now a separate page to start finding content via tags and more important the category menu and tagcloud have moved from the non-start pages.
You have to start using the extension library if you want like to use Bildr, since the tagcloud is based upon the control from the library.
I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this release (code, comments, error reports). Especially Mark Leusink who did an amazing job on the album feature.
In case you like the concept of Bildr and you want to contribute with code or ideas you are more than welcome. I have started listing some ‘Help wanted’ documents on the project page. Let Bildr be also for you an opportunity to learn XPages!
Unfortunately I had a conflict in my agenda so I did not attend the session and missed the reactions from the crowd. I received some reactions from people who did attend the session and I believe people were happy with the contribution to OpenNTF (which makes me happy).
So I would like to thank Niklas for the exposure and I noticed that the number of downloads has increased rapidly after the session.
Anyway, during some XPages sessions the feeling rose that I have to rewrite the application and build in some better design principles in the app. The project started as a learning project for me so now after a couple of XPages apps, XPages sessions and having the Mastering XPages book waiting for me at home I guess the time is here to make the app rock-solid plus add some new features in it.
I just wonder if anyone would find it a problem using the extension libary?
Enhancements to boost end-user and organizational effectiveness (30%).
Getting a nomination would be a nice compliment. I opened the nomination form but it seems it is still focused around business partners, not if you nominate yourself on a personal title (my company does not deliver in open source projects) so this is a missed chance. Whatever!
For my Bildr project on OpenNTF I am planning a new release soon. A major enhancement is the ability to upload images via a web browser. For this Mark Leusink helped me. You will be able to upload multiple images at once.
Picture: Step 1 – Enter meta data for the images to be uploaded.
Picture: Step 2 – Select your files and start uploading.
Besides this upload function a lot of minor enhancements have been implemented.
The startpage will have a 3 column layout and a datepicker:
I am currently working on improvements for the Google Map function and as soon that is finished I will release the update.
Even with the limited time to spend on the development I have the feeling that the application is becoming more mature now.