Vanilla 1 is no longer supported or maintained. If you need a copy, you can get it here.
A UseBB2 Developer's Opinion
Vanilla looks like a decent system, but there is not really a good reason for its popularity over many other smaller projects (including ours). From what I have seen Vanilla resembles miniBB or Phorum, but has gotten the â€œWeb 2.0â€³ plate because it looks different (not only in layout and colours), but is has â€œdiscussionsâ€? (the same as active topics in many other software) on the front page and a tradtional forum index as â€œcategoriesâ€?. In most software, you can switch these too by applying some small modifications. It does not have any of the other â€œWeb 2.0â€³ features, thereâ€™s no AJAX, no tagging, etc. In that aspect, I find it sad and unfair to other projects that exist for a longer time that get kicked away, just because of a so called â€œWeb 2.0â€³ application that isnâ€™t one.
But, the market is open for anyone who dares to be different (like Vanilla), so thatâ€™s where our v2 is heading. Although Iâ€™m not developing UseBB 2 just to have a â€œWeb 2.0â€³ application but because of the improvements it will have over v1. Iâ€™m also glad to see that UseBB 1, since itâ€™s feature-complete, is slowly getting accepted in the community. However I guess it will never become as popular as Vanilla, it wasnâ€™t coded that well and is waiting is faith of getting put to the basement as soon as UseBB 2 is complete and PHP 4 will vanish.
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