Here is an excerpt of recent news regarding forum software:
- phpBB supports the famous ColorizeIt service. It will now be really easy to test and customize your phpBB forum theme in few clicks.
- vBulletin 4.1.5 available for download. 4 days later, the first security patches have followed. Remember to regularly upgrade your forum version.
- Advanced Electron Forum goes Open Source. After some thoughts and the fact that contributors were more and more rare, the development team decided to switch to a more permissive license. Note that as it is custom, we do not know yet if it is compatible with the definition of the OSI.
- FreeForums introduces VIP Memberships, that provides additional features and accesses to community members paying $19.95/year for this. Forum owner gets 50% of this amount, the other part going to FreeForums hoster. A really good way to earn revenue as a forum community manager.
- UBB.threads 7.6 planned for 6/8 weeks. Finally, it seems it will be released soon, which is a really good news.
- FUDForum 3.0.3 RC1 is released. Among changes, you will probably notice the usage of HTML 5 templates, supports for DB2, MS-SQL and Firebird databases, and more and more new languages (>50).
Something else did not spot on our radar? Post it in the comments.
Edit: And a news from the past joined the list, as PunBB speaks Icelandic since 2003. My