Comparison of Internet forum software (other)

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This is a comparison of the features of various Internet forum packages written in languages other than ASP and PHP.

Contents

General Information

Basic general information about the forums: creator/company, license/price etc.

Creator Current stable version Programming language License Latest release date
Boardawy Mewsoft Corporation 3.33 Perl GPL 2009-07-015
Barracuda Forum MB Technologies - Real Time Logic 1.0 Bindows LSP Proprietary 2007-12-01
Beast Josh Goebel and Rick Olson 1.0 Ruby MIT 2007-05-20
BulletinBoards BulletinBoards.com Dev. Team 8.8 ColdFusion Proprietary 2009-07-29
E-Blah Justin Osborne 10.3.6 Perl GPL 2008-08-09
E-Blah SQL Justin Osborne Beta 4 Perl GPL 2008-08-9
Forulio Oleksandr Bondar and Ruslan Kyrychuk 0.9 Ruby MIT 2009-01-11
FuseTalk CF FuseTalk Inc. 3.2 ColdFusion Proprietary 2008-06-10
Gossamer Forum Gossamer Threads 1.2.4 Perl Proprietary 2006-10-12
Ikonboard Matt Mecham (original creator) Level 6 Studios 3.1.5 Perl Proprietary Unknown
IkonForums IkonForums Team 1.0.1 Perl Other 2008-05-16
JForum Rafael Steil 2.1.8 Java BSD 2007-02-25
Jive Forums Jive Software 5.5.13 Java Proprietary 2008-03-06
Kareha Dag Agren 3.1.3 Perl Public Domain 2007-01-28
mvnForum Huu Ngoc Jsc 1.2 GA Java GPL 2008-06-27
mwForum Markus Wichitill 2.20.0 Perl GPL 2009-09-19
PasForum  ?  ? Pascal (FPC, Kylix, Delphi) Artistic/Other Unknown
Pocoo Pocoo Team 0.1.5 Python GPL 2006-12-26
RForum Andreas Schwarz 0.2 Ruby MIT 2005-12-31
swfbb SWFbb Development Team 1.0 Beta 1 ActionScript (Flash) Unknown 2008-08-05
Tetra WebBBS tetrabb.com 6.10 Perl Proprietary 2009-11-01
WebBBS Daryl Burgdorf 5.22 Perl Proprietary 2007-07-04
YaBB YaBB Development Team 2.4 Perl Other 2009-04-13
Yazd Forum Yasna Inc. 3.0 Java Apache 2007-01-24
Creator Current stable version Programming language License Latest release date

Features

Flat Threaded User-selectable themes Calendar Image attachment Unread message tracking WYSIWYG Editor
Boardawy No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Barracuda Forum No Yes No No Yes No Yes
Beast Yes No No No No Yes No
BulletinBoards Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
conversationboard Yes No Yes No No Full No
E-Blah Yes No Yes Yes Yes Full No
E-Blah SQL Yes No Yes No Yes Full No
Forulio Yes No No No Yes Full No
FuseTalk CF Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Session Yes
Gossamer Forum Yes Yes No No Yes Full Yes
Ikonboard Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Session No
IkonForums Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Session No
JForum Yes No Yes Yes Yes Full No
Jive Forums Yes Yes Yes No Yes Full Yes
Kareha Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No
mvnForum Yes No No No Yes  ? No
mwForum Yes Yes Yes No Yes Full No
PasForum Yes No No No No  ?  ?
Pocoo Yes Yes No No No  ? No
RForum Yes No No No No  ?  ?
Tetra WebBBS Yes Yes No No Yes Session No
YaBB Yes No Yes Yes Yes Full Partial
Yazd Forum Yes Yes No No Yes Session Yes
Flat Threaded User-selectable themes Calendar Image attachment Unread message tracking WYSIWYG Editor

Data storage

Information about what data storage system can be used.

Flat file MySQL PostgreSQL MSSQL Oracle SQLite Firebird
Boardawy No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Barracuda Forum No No No No No Yes No
Beast No Yes Yes No No Yes No
BulletinBoards No No No Yes No No No
conversationboard No Yes No No No No No
E-Blah Yes No No No No No No
E-Blah SQL No Yes No No No Yes No
Forulio No Yes Yes No No Yes No
FuseTalk CF No Yes No Yes Yes No No
Gossamer Forum No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Ikonboard Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No
IkonForums No Yes No No No No No
JForum No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Jive Forums No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Kareha Yes No No No No No No
mvnForum Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
mwForum No Yes Yes No No Yes No
PasForum Yes No No No No No No
Pocoo No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
RForum No Yes Yes No No Yes No
Tetra WebBBS Yes No No No No No No
YaBB Yes No No No No No No
Yazd Forum No Yes No No No No No
Flat file MySQL PostgreSQL MSSQL Oracle SQLite Firebird

See also

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