Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2019/08/25

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Subject: [Leica] Just wondering
From: reid at (Brian Reid)
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2019 12:32:42 -0700
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The LUG Gallery software is 14 years old. The software package is called 
"Gallery 2". About 9 years ago, Google hired its chief developer away 
from the Gallery project and put him to work on Picasa. Neither Gallery 
2 nor Gallery 3 has changed much since. I think of the Gallery software 
as being a bit like my IIIf--it takes some TLC to use it at all, but 
they are still making film for it. The 90/f4 Elmar LTM is still my 
favorite lens of all time.

For the time being, we have to consider that software as static. It runs 
on an ancient operating system on a virtual machine, because you can't 
buy real computers any more that will run that software.

I am retiring in about a month, and I am retiring from my management 
roles in a week. I hope that I will be able to devote more time to 
smoothing out LUG software. There are several tabs on the "add items" 
page, and I might be able to get more of them to work. I've never used 
any but the first tab.

On 2019-08-25 12:20, Aram Langhans via LUG wrote:
> Or an easier way to get things onto the gallery would be a benefit to
> me.? I know I asked once about FTP to the gallery, but was told it was
> not supported by the version of the gallery in use, and an update
> would be a big process, and I accept that. After all, this is a free
> list and one I enjoy tremendously, so I hope you keep it up.? I shun
> social media.? Not willing to give up that much of my life and/or
> information to be addicted to facebook and the like.
> Aram
> On 8/24/2019 4:51 PM, Richard Man wrote:
>> Personally speaking I think if the mailer allows embedded images, I 
>> might
>> post more images
>> On Sat, Aug 24, 2019 at 16:12 Jim Nichols <jhnichols at> 
>> wrote:
>>> Brian, I subscribe to two mailing lists, and no social media, and I 
>>> use
>>> both cameras and and a smart phone.  To me, approaching 90, the
>>> responses from list postings satisfy my needs to join the herd.
>>> But, if my family members are true examples of today's society, the
>>> younger folk feel that social media groups are the norm, and smart 
>>> phone
>>> photos are where it's at.
>>> For family information and photo exchanges, I usually use text 
>>> messages.
>>> Jim Nichols
>>> Tullahoma, TN USA
>>> On 8/24/2019 5:41 PM, Brian Reid wrote:
>>>> Someone asked me why, even though there are 700 subscribers to the 
>>>> LUG
>>>> and Leica sells 100,000 cameras per year, that only a dozen or so
>>>> people ever post pictures. I didn't know what to say.
>>>> Is the era of email winding to an end? 20 years ago there were 2000
>>>> subscribers and 10 years ago there were 1300.
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