Good work, although I don't get the point: in a photo gallery, the bandwidth get's eaten up by the images embedded into the gallery's output. The textual output is neglible compared to the amount of http traffic that get's triggered by the embedded images. Therefor, I can hardly see the point in compressing the ouput that way. Scrambling the source code is a very "nineties" idea IMO as well, as it will only fool newbies, especially if the user plays by the rules and doesn't try to remove the "Powered by Coppermine" tag - that tag can be used to find out that the used app is not a secret.
Hein, you can always browse the sql folder or the docs folder if you want to find out which version a particular gallery is using, especially if they are trying to cloak the output of version information. If someone says his gallery is located at http://example.com/coppermine_folder/
, then just go to http://example.com/coppermine_folder/sql/update.sql
and the version that user has will shine through.
Dang, now I told one of my supporter secrets