Anyway, since Blosxom is the happiest experience I’ve had with a blogging engine, I was happy to come across an equally elegant solution for web galleries: llgal. This is just a single CLI that most distros ought to come with. Setup is mind numbingly easy, all I had to do was cd to the folder with pictures and type:
And that got me this gallery. Could anything be simpler? the only other thing I wanted was decent authentication. Well, I have an SSL cert for this site so Basic Auth + SSL could have been enough. Anyway, I decided to try out Digest Authentication this time. Configuration is as easy as it is for Basic. I used the Apache documentation as a reference and didn’t face any problems.
So there it is. A light-weight, clean image gallery in one command. No php/mysql weirdness, no constant upgrades, no hassle.