EPiImage and EPiServer 7
Can I use EPiImage with EPiServer 7? What is happening with EPiImage going forward?
I get a lot of questions regarding EPiImage, so I thought I answer you all with a blog post.
Why have you been so quiet lately?
Since last fall my current project has eaten up all my time, and I haven’t had much time to blog and work on open source projects like EPiImage. Soon I will go into 3 months of paternity leave and will try to keep my days EPiServer free for a change. (Brain: EPiServer out, diapers in).
I will however be back to normal speed in May, so expect to hear more from me then.
Does EPiImage work with EPiServer 7?
Currently the answer is
no yes. Steve Celius at EPiServer Norway has started work on making the current code working with EPiServer 7, but it is still a way from doing so.
The goal is to create a Nuget package that will make the current version of EPiImage work in a legacy way with EPiServer 7. Primarily for sites migrating from earlier versions of EPiServer.
Does EPiImageResizer work with EPiServer 7?
It actually does. Joel Abrahamsson asked me that question back in July 2012 and I recompiled the EPiImageResizer for EPiServer 7 Preview back then and it worked like a charm.
So if anyone has some spare time: Please download the source and compile it against EPiServer 7 and create a Nuget package. The files you need are: EPiImageResizer.asx, EPiImageConfiguration.cs and EPiImageEngine.cs-
What is the future of EPiImage and EPiServer 7?
I have some ideas how we could totally rebuild EPiImage to use the cool new UI in EPiServer 7, but I haven’t gotten as far as building anything yet. EPiImage is open source and a collaborative undertaking, so any ideas or code is much appreciated. Unfortunately I won’t contribute anything solid until May 2013.
So that is the status. I would really have liked to have something more positive to tell you (like that the next version of EPiImage is just around the corner), but such is life with a demanding project and small kids.