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February 2016 date, 2 post(s)

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To GIT or not to GIT

Some days ago, Leo has posted a comment asking why does Gesbit stay in SourceForge. I answered that I know that GitHub is the trend and SourceForge have a bad reputation, but I prefer SVN over GIT and SourceForge did work for many years.

Later I found that new owners of SourceForge posted an article in his blog one day before Leo posted his comment. You can read it; they recognize SourceForge's bad reputation problem, and talks about planning how to fix it. And they started by terminating the DevShare program, which was one of the main sources of that bad reputation. They also promised that there will be more changes in the future.

That means I'll keep my SourceForge projects here for a while.

Updating Easy Videos plug-in

I said I want to go to the 3.0 version, but this new version will take long time as I have to rewrite almost everything.  In the while, the pages that use Gesbit (a few, but there are some) need to be up and working.

One of those pages is El Saloncito del Cómic, a coffee&library specialised in comic books sited in the same place the studio where I work.  Such page needs multimedia as videos and images.  As you know, Gesbit support for multimedia stuff is almost unexistent, except for a few add-ons... And they doesn't work properly!  So I'm working to fix that.

First I've updated the Easy Videos plug-in.  YouTube, Dailymotion and Vimeo now use the modern API.  I don't know about the other sites supported, may be I'll update them later.  Also, I've reformatted the code, so it is smaller and I think more easy to maintain.

In a near future I want to add a new plug-in similar to the Easy Videos but to be used with on-line galleries such as Instagram, Flickr and so.

Once finished, I'll create a new plug-in package with them.  Until that, you can take a look and download the changes from the code repository. Also you can suggest or send me changes and updates to the plug-ins.  Just put a message in the comments.