Not dead and Synology Uploader still coming
I'm not overly surprised that no one from Synology has contacted me about the protocol to up load photos with thumbnails. That being said I have started work on a simpler photo uploader but unfortunately my first efforts were a very disappointing experience with Kivy. It seems to have a lot of promise for simple apps but right now it seems to be mostly useful for games. Many of the widgets are still experimental including the scroll area and the tree view (which seem rather necessary to me) and at least the version I have registers all mouse events as clicks, for example having the cursor over a button and using the scroll wheel… I did like the current implementation of the file browser though. So anyway I'm going back to wxPython and hopefully I'll have something ready soon.