Microsoft has completed their testing of 3.2.1 and published the new version to their web application gallery. A link to install it is on the download page.
On July 3 Microsoft updated its version of Gallery Server Pro in the Web Application Gallery and Azure Gallery to the latest 3.0.1 version. These versions make it easy to get up and running with a gallery without having to think about IIS settings, databases or other technical details. Web Application Gallery There are three ways to install a gallery from the Web Application Gallery: From within IIS Manager From a web host control panel Through the Web Application Gallery website IIS Manager When you have access to IIS Manager, I recommend this approach. Open IIS Manager, navigate to your website, then select Install Application From Gallery in the right pane: If you don’t see the link, install the Web Platform Installer. Select the Applications tab, click Galleries from the left pane, then select Gallery Server Pro. Click Add, then Install. Follow the prompts to finish the installation. Pretty easy. [...]
This morning Microsoft completed their testing of Gallery Server Pro 2.4.4 and published it to the Web Application Gallery. Thanks to Microsoft for their speedy evaluation and for supporting open source. Since Microsoft started distributing GSP a little over a year ago, the Web Platform Installer has become the most popular way to download and install the gallery, with over 100,000 downloads to date. Reviews have been solid, too, averaging 4 out of 5 stars, which is higher than any other gallery!
The headline gives away the surprise at the end of this post, but first let me tell you what’s been going on. I previously blogged about how I am taking a temporarily break from full-time work on GSP to restock the savings account through a programming contract. That started in August and looks like it will continue for a few more months. It has been a real bummer being away from GSP – it is so unsatisfying to have so many things I want to do but not enough time to do them. Your support continues to amazes me. In the last couple weeks there were three $100 donations. I truly appreciate every gift and am doing my best to get into a position where GSP is self-sustaining. Ultimately I plan to bring developers on staff to speed up the pace of development. Work on GSP continues, but at a [...]
I am pleased to announce that I teamed up with Microsoft to create a greatly improved installation experience using their Web Platform Installer. Installing GSP is now as simple as clicking a few buttons and filling out a few textboxes. No more manually creating the web application or wrestling with NTFS permissions! Plus, GSP is also being distributed by Microsoft through their Web Application Gallery. Web traffic doubled the day this went live, and it has only increased since then! The Web Platform Installer has two requirements: You must have permission to run the program You must use SQL Server to store the data Those of you who use hosting companies that restrict you from running applications on the server – or who want to use SQLite as your data store – should continue to use the existing installation process. Support for SQLite will be coming soon. I will step [...]