Again not just on the mailing list because it is
probably too longterm and out-of-mainstream.
More and more people have digital cameras. They
typically download their pictures of the last weekend
trip in a directory, but they would rather publish it
on their own (static) website.
On AppleMac, there is software for this (iView from
MediaPro), but I am not aware of any
opensource/freeware that does this.
There would be two ant targets
1) generate a picture list file (this would traverse
the directory and for each jpg file, an entry (much
like the chapters in
The user then starts a viewer (e.g. IrfanView to see
als the picutres/thumbnails) and puts the descriptions
between the corresponding tags (e.g. <caption> and
Furthermore few additional parameters could be set in
the same file: HomeUrl/Text, PreviousAlbum, NextAlbum,
logo Img etc.
2) the second ant target uses fmpp to generate a static
album with navigation etc. For example a horizontal
film-strip with thumbnails and the focused image plus
its long desc on the page's main area.
Finally, publish this in download.com and I am pretty
sure, there will be quite some usage.
P.S.: One windows-only solution that is perhaps
free, but not open source at all (reverse engineering