PKP Bugzilla – Bug 4012
Allow 'public' files directory to be manipulated by the Files Browser
Last modified: 2009-01-16 17:27:11 PST
Currently, the Files Browser is only connected to the Administrator-specified 'files' directory. If a Manager wants to modify a public galley, batch upload supplementary images, upload extra content, etc., they have to do so via FTP or similar. Adding read/write functionality for the 'public' directory via the Files Browser would considerably simplify matters, esp. for non-technical JMs.
Workarounds exist: see http://pkp.sfu.ca/support/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&p=15395#p15395. However, these workarounds do require a certain level of technical know-how, not to mention command-line access.
Actually, we'll probably go with the solution suggested for bug #1452 instead -- this means getting rid of the public files directly in favour of PHP-mediated access to the files that are currently public. This will be more secure but will require some thought about how to permit users to add their own means of access into this directory (e.g. if they post images etc. for public use).