I setup a cronjob for:
to be run as www-data.
I also symlinked /etc/movabletype-opensource/mt-config.cgi to that directory.
What's more, I have hacked up a few things which should really be configurable. For example, the template for pop-up windows of image thumbnails is in /usr/share/perl5/MT/Asset/Image.pm (on Debian). I changed it to use thickbox:
< q|<a href="%s" class="thickbox">%s</a>|, < MT::Util::encode_html( $asset->url ), --- > q|<a href="%s" onclick="window.open('%s','popup','width=%d,height=%d,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0'); return false">%s</a>|, > MT::Util::encode_html( $popup->url ), > MT::Util::encode_html( $popup->url ), > $asset->image_width, > $asset->image_height,
Then I was trying to get my Multiblog MT install to publish its static resources to a central repository, similarly with uploaded assets. This has proved practically impossible, unfortunately. There is a way I found to do it in a somewhat logical manner... the database stores the asset with a prefix of "%r" which is the blog path. Its possible to use "%s" as the static path, or "%a" for the archive path.
I do have to say that the assets functionality it pretty awesome. They've done some really impressive work on managing images - great work Six Apart!