[Imc-uk-features] [imc-uk-tech] image resizes work on dev site
yossarian at aktivix.org
Tue Jul 11 07:37:03 PDT 2006
> On Tue 11-Jul-2006 at 12:39:14PM +0100, kriptick at beeb.net
>> Interesting stats. Do we also have figs for # of files
>> per media type rather than just the total volume
>> occupied by diff media?
> There are 43108 files in /images/ and 4499 in /media/
OK, I think I'm starting to see a way to go here. If people are mostly
worried about space, and have no problems with the originals being
available per se, what about this?
a) I write the code so that big originals get kept.
b) Somebody who likes writing template code gets together with me and we
make sure that the originals are linked to.
c) We keep the originals until there's a compelling space reason not
to. If we find that we need to free up space and that the original
images are a problem, we remove the originals from all the mirrors and
from the publish server itself, and set things up so that the originals
are put in a single location on a server that has enough space to deal
with storing them - this wouldn't need to be a particularly fast
machine, it could be somebody's home box or something, since it doesn't
seem super likely that lots of people would be viewing the originals at
any given time. Then we just change the URLs on the links to the
originals to point to this location and make sure that any future
originals get copied there rather than onto the publish server.
Does this seem ok? Personally I sort of like the idea that big images
could be available, it would be nice to see more print stuff being done,
and this is one way of providing more resources for that. I don't have
any really strong feelings on this either way though.
What do people think of this? Too complicated?
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