Another update to Lazy Image Layout, finally adding the ability to delete cached thumbnail files. This was a problem for users who didn’t control their servers, especially when they uploaded a new version with the same filename.
What finally forced my hand was that my installation, running WordPress under CGI wrapper, was getting pretty darn sluggish. Though tech support said that the CGI wrapper shouldn’t slow down the server noticeably, I’m pretty sure that it does because it has to load a separate instance of PHP for every access to every page. I believe if PHP runs as a module within Apache, there is much less thrashing of resources. We’ll see how it goes tomorrow…I’m hopeful that the site will be more responsive now.
Of course, if I run PHP as module, all the scripts run as user
nobody, which means that I can’t delete them manually from the shell. I didn’t know how to do this through PHP at the time I first frankencoded LZIL together, but now I do. Yay!
Go to the Lazy Image Layout page to download the new version.