GroupServer vs. XMB vs. Phorum vs. Yazd vs. OvBB

General GroupServer XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB
Version
1.0β
1.9.11
5.2.9a
3.0 Stable-Beta
0.16a
Release Date
2010 June 16
Febuary 28, 2009
2008-10-12 (13 years ago)
2006-01-05 (15 years ago)
2007-04-05 (14 years ago)
Last Update here
2010-06-21 (11 years ago)
2012-03-02 (9 years ago)
2008-10-16 (13 years ago)
2006-11-07 (15 years ago)
2008-01-21 (13 years ago)
Author
OnlineGroups.Net
The XMB Group
Phorum Dev Team
Group Effort
Jonathon Freeman & Brian Otto
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
General Public License
The Phorum License (BSD)
Apache
MIT
License cost
$0
0.00
0
Free
0
Main View
Thread-Type
Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Setup GroupServer XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB
Installation method
manual
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
manual
wizard
wizard
wizard
Hosting available
Yes
No
No
No
No
Technology GroupServer XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB
Programming Language
Python & Zope
php
PHP
Java
PHP
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
1
PostgreSQL Database
1
MySQL Database
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
6
DB2 Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
Other Storage
Zope Object Database
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts GroupServer XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB
BBCode
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
HTML
No
Optional
Optional
Yes
No
Emoticons
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
No
No
Plugin
Optional
No
Quoting
None
Nested
Nested
Single
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
Forums GroupServer XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
No
one level
multiple levels
one level
No
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
No
No
No
No
Trashcan Forum
No
No
No
No
No
Anti-Spam and Security GroupServer XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB
CAPTCHA
No
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
One group only
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Suspension
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Audit Logging
Yes
Yes
Optional
Unknown
No
User Reports
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Other
Spam Assasin is used for email spam control.
Aksimet Plugin
Notification GroupServer XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
No
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
Integrated Chat
0
0
No
Bookmarks
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Community GroupServer XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Signatures
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Moderation GroupServer XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB
Moderators
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global
Move Threads
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
No
Close Threads
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
No
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
No
Search GroupServer XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Author search
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
Session tracked
Database tracked
Session tracked
Session tracked
Customization GroupServer XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB
Languages
0
0
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global
Custom BBCodes
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Skin-Editor
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
No
Smiley Packs
Unknown
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugins
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features GroupServer XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Polls
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Calendar
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Friendly URLs
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Data Management GroupServer XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB
Available Importers
Pruning
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
No
Archiving
Unknown
No
No
No
No
Export Formats
XML, mbox
none
No
Export private messages
Yes
No
No
No
No
Lo-Fi View
Unknown
Yes
Optional
No
No
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