Why is software (and hardware for that matter) is such a moving target?

Years ago I did a lot of research to find a good on line gallery software. I tried a bunch and settled on Gallery2. As I learned the software, I grew to like it more and more. It was versatile, it let me do what I wanted, and it looked good. Unfortunately, software developers get bored with maintaining the same software, so they came out with Gallery3. Of course Gallery3 is not compatible with Gallery2. All the tweaks and customizations I put into my website would not work with the new system. I have been using Gallery2 anyway, but it looks like I may have to change. All the extras[1] don’t seem to work as well as they used to, and the main integration with WordPress is not quite as easy as it once was….. Bummer….

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  1. There was a plugin, for example, for Linux that let me upload photos directly from my desktop by right clicking on an image. Now that plugin seems to have disappeared. I can still upload photos, but it is not quite as quick and easy
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