I'm using file_column 0.3.1 and I recently installed RMagick on my machines, so I'm adding the :versions resizing functionality to my models. I quickly noticed that resized versions are only being created for newly uploaded images, and that no magicked versions get created for existing images. I thought file_column would be smart enough to generate :versions as needed. Has this been addressed in the trunk version? If so, I'll start grabbing new versions of the plugin via SVN. If not, is there a simple routine I can put in environment.rb or in a rake task to force generation of :versions on existing images? I want to be sure I can do one of these things painlessly before I go any further because I don't want to have a big hassle if I choose to add more image versions or change generated sizes as my app evolves. Yes, I know this would be a very long, resource-intensive process if my app had many thousands of images.. but it doesn't. However, there are enough that requiring all images to be re-uploaded manually is not an option. If it's not already in place may I suggest having them generate dynamically during url_for_file_column calls when the version of an image doesn't already exist? This really might be a better way to generate them in the first place, rather than on upload as it seems to be. Thanks.
on 2006-04-03 23:28