1.6.a upgrade : much better than 1.5.9

ctdlg Member
edited May 3 in General support


I did several tests using Zenphoto 1.6.a on my localhost machine.

No more problems (see all previous messages)

  • last tag is saved/restored using database restore function
  • sitemap tool solves the links creation (if using txt files on pictures)
  • search results does use layouts set on images/albums instead of default image.php file.

I did a complete backup of my online website, did the upgrade.
Same good behaviour online.

You did a good job : thank you very much.

I keep using 1.6.a online !

Only 1 problem (at least on my side - but I do not need it) :
If someone wants to do a fresh install, it will fail. See previous message.

Edit : I discover another wonderful change :
french accents are treated as normal letters :
example église and eglise are sorted equally
Bravo !


  • acrylian Administrator, Developer

    Thanks for the feedback!

    french accents are treated as normal letters :

    That is actually a change that is introduced in 1.5.8 (with a small fix in 1.5.9). To work correctly the PHP of the system must have the native Collator class available. Perhaps you didn't have that before. https://www.zenphoto.org/news/zenphoto-1.5.8/ (search for Collator in the text for the related part)

  • ctdlg Member

    Thanks for last info.
    Yes, I also upgraded apache, php (new xampp version).

    Tomorrow, I will try to erase the localhost database with phpmyadmin and restore it just to see if mysqli error (restore size too large) is gone or not, and let you know.

    I do prefer your admin restore function, but we never know ...

  • ctdlg Member

    Phpmyadmin still cannot restore a database :

    1118 - Row size too large (> 8126). Changing some columns to TEXT or BLOB may help.

    Note : I do not need this, because your restore function does the job !

  • acrylian Administrator, Developer

    Yes, there has not been any change to this and will not on the 1.x release stream. The plan is to move image metadata to a separate table but that is a larger change for sometime later. So we will not change all these rather small columns to text or blob yet.

    Note : I do not need this, because your restore function does the job !

    Great, althoigh there is still the bug that the latest added tag gets lost somehow.

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