Compare FUDForum vs JavaBB

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Version 3.0.4 0.9 --
Last Release July 15, 2012 April 10, 2009 --
GPL License GPL License --
Price Free Free --
Resources --
Easy to Use Easy to Use --
Installation Easy to Do Long & Difficult --
Administration Efficient & Fast Classical Categories --
Community Size Huge Community Medium Community --
Our Opinion --
User Reviews
8.7/10 (120 votes)
5.7/10 (35 votes)
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Demonstration --
Server Requirements FUDForum JavaBB
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • BSD UnixBSD Unix
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
  • Apple Mac OSApple Mac OS
  • GNU/LinuxGNU/Linux
  • Microsoft WindowsMicrosoft Windows
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  • Apache 1.3
  • Apache 2.0/2.2
  • Microsoft IIS
  • Lighttpd
  • Nginx
  • Apache Tomcat
  • JBoss
  • JoNas
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  • PHP 4
  • PHP 5
  • Java 1.4 - J2EE
  • Java 6 - JEE
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  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • SQLite
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Oracle
  • Firebird
  • IBM DB2
  • MySQL
  • Postgresql
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Oracle
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Browsers & Clients
Requirements
Mozilla FirefoxMozilla Firefox
Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer
Google ChromeGoogle Chrome
OperaOpera
Apple SafariApple Safari
KonquerorKonqueror
Mozilla SeaMonkeyMozilla SeaMonkey
Mozilla FirefoxMozilla Firefox
Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer
Google ChromeGoogle Chrome
OperaOpera
Apple SafariApple Safari
KonquerorKonqueror
Mozilla SeaMonkeyMozilla SeaMonkey
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  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • CSS
  • HTML
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Yes Yes --
Languages
Supported Languages:
Dari
Bulgarian
Catalan
Chinese (Simplified)
German
Spanish
Finnish
French
Croatian
Hungarian
Indonesian
Icelandic
Italian
Lithuanian
Macedonian
Dutch
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Swedish
Slovak
Turkish
English (British)
English (American)
Chinese (Traditional)
Supported Languages:
Portuguese (Brazilian)
Chinese (Simplified)
German
Spanish
English (British)
English (American)
Chinese (Traditional)
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Compatibility with
Smartphones
No. No. --
Distribution No. No. --
Threads / Topics FUDForum JavaBB
Flat/Threaded Flat --
  • Forum Categories
  • Trashcan Forum
  • Forum Categories
  • Sub Sections
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No - --
Yes Yes --
Yes No --
Yes - --
Yes No --
No No --
Yes Yes --
Yes - --
Forum Posts FUDForum JavaBB
  • Formatting Buttons
  • Preview Button
  • Plain Text
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Preview Button
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  • HTML
  • BBCode
  • Plain
  • BBCode
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Yes - --
Yes Yes --
Quick Reply Box Yes Yes --
No Yes --
Yes Yes --
Yes No --
Yes Yes --
Image Attachment
  • Upload via Classic Attachments
No. --
Embedded Videos No. No. --
Forum Features FUDForum JavaBB
Yes No --
Yes Yes --
No No --
Yes No --
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Technical Features FUDForum JavaBB
Bundled Software No. No. --
  • RSS 2.0
  • RSS 2.0
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No Yes --
No. No. --
Cache System Yes No --
  • Custom Template Engine
  • Velocity
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Post By Email Yes - --
User Profiles &
Options
FUDForum JavaBB
Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Signatures Yes Yes --
Yes Yes --
Bookmark Threads Yes Yes --
User Selectable
Themes
Yes - --
Yes Yes --
Export
Private Messages
Yes No --
Payment
Subscriptions
No - --
Security & Spam
Protection
Yes Yes --
CAPTCHA Complexity [++[ Normal --
Abnormal Behavior
Detection
Yes - --
Yes Yes --
User Blacklist Yes No --
IP Blocking Yes Yes --
Customization FUDForum JavaBB
Yes
~200 Available Plugins.
No --
Plugin Installation [++[ Easy --
Yes Yes --
Custom BBCodes Yes No --
Custom Emoticons Yes - --
Custom
Thread Icons
Yes No --
Custom
Profile Fields
Yes No --
Third Applications &
Websites
No. --
  • Drupal
  • Joomla
  • eGroupWare
No. --
No. --
Content Aggregation
  • As a new Forum Topic
No. --
Moderation &
Threads Management
FUDForum JavaBB
Moderation
  • Pre-Moderation
  • Post-Moderation
  • Distributed Moderation
No. --
Moderator
per Section
Yes No --
Global Moderator Yes No --
Move Threads Yes No --
Shadow Topics Yes No --
Close/Lock Threads Yes No --
Users
Management
User Groups Yes Yes --
User Registration
  • Free Registration
  • Registration needs Approval
  • User Account created by Administrator
  • Confirmation sent by email for validation
No. --
Yes - --
Yes Yes --
Multiple
Administrators
Yes Yes --
Send Warnings
to Users
Yes No --
Access Control List Yes Yes --
Yes No --
Mass Mailing Yes No --
Installation &
Upgrading
FUDForum JavaBB
Installation Method Installation Wizard Manual Installation --
Upgrade Method Upgrade Wizard Manual Upgrading --
Update
Notifications
Yes No --
Forum Migration Yes - --
Database
Management
Backup Database Yes No --
Prune Database Yes No --
Restore Database Yes No --
Administration
Tools
Statistics Yes Yes --
Error/Notice
Log Viewer
Yes No --
Tasks Scheduler Yes No --
W3C Norms &
Accessibility
  • HTML 5
  • HTML 4.0
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  • CSS 1
  • CSS 1
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  • AA
  • A
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Yes No --
Yes No --
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