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

General GroupServer XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB dnfBB
Version
1.0β
1.9.11
5.2.9a
3.0 Stable-Beta
0.16a
2.0
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)
2007-03-26 (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 (14 years ago)
2008-01-21 (13 years ago)
2007-03-29 (14 years ago)
Author
OnlineGroups.Net
The XMB Group
Phorum Dev Team
Group Effort
Jonathon Freeman & Brian Otto
dnfBB Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
General Public License
The Phorum License (BSD)
Apache
MIT
IDPL
License cost
$0
0.00
0
Free
0
N/A
Main View
Thread-Type
Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Setup GroupServer XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB dnfBB
Installation method
manual
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Upgrade method
manual
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
Hosting available
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Technology GroupServer XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB dnfBB
Programming Language
Python & Zope
php
PHP
Java
PHP
C#
UTF-8 Support
Yes
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
2
Firebird Database, MySQL Database
Other Storage
Zope Object Database
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts GroupServer XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB dnfBB
BBCode
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
HTML
No
Optional
Optional
Yes
No
No
Emoticons
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
WYSIWYG Editor
No
No
Plugin
Optional
No
No
Quoting
None
Nested
Nested
Single
Nested
Nested
Syntax Highlighting
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
No
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
Forums GroupServer XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB dnfBB
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
No
one level
multiple levels
one level
No
No
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Trashcan Forum
No
No
No
No
No
No
Anti-Spam and Security GroupServer XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB dnfBB
CAPTCHA
No
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
No
Groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
One group only
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Warnings
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Suspension
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Bans
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
IP-Block
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Audit Logging
Yes
Yes
Optional
Unknown
No
No
User Reports
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
No
Other
Spam Assasin is used for email spam control.
Aksimet Plugin
Notification GroupServer XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB dnfBB
RSS/ATOM
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Yes
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
Integrated Chat
0
0
No
Bookmarks
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Community GroupServer XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB dnfBB
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rating/Karma System
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Signatures
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Users Online List
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Custom profile fields
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
No
Moderation GroupServer XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB dnfBB
Moderators
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global and forums
global
global and forums
Move Threads
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Split Threads
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Close Threads
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Shadow Topics
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Search GroupServer XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB dnfBB
Full-text search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Author search
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
Session tracked
Database tracked
Session tracked
Session tracked
Database tracked
Customization GroupServer XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB dnfBB
Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
global
CSS only
Custom BBCodes
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Skin-Editor
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Smiley Packs
Unknown
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Plugins
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Features GroupServer XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB dnfBB
Statistics
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Polls
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Calendar
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
Yes
No
Friendly URLs
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Data Management GroupServer XMB Phorum Yazd OvBB dnfBB
Available Importers
Pruning
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Archiving
Unknown
No
No
No
No
No
Export Formats
XML, mbox
none
No
Export private messages
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Lo-Fi View
Unknown
Yes
Optional
No
No
No
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