OvBB vs. XMB vs. dnfBB vs. Vanilla vs. GroupServer vs. Yazd

General OvBB XMB dnfBB Vanilla GroupServer Yazd
Version
0.16a
1.9.11
2.0
2.6.4
1.0β
3.0 Stable-Beta
Release Date
2007-04-05 (13 years ago)
Febuary 28, 2009
2007-03-26 (13 years ago)
2018-10-28 (2 years ago)
2010 June 16
2006-01-05 (14 years ago)
Last Update here
2008-01-21 (12 years ago)
2012-03-02 (8 years ago)
2007-03-29 (13 years ago)
2018-11-01 (1 year ago)
2010-06-21 (10 years ago)
2006-11-07 (13 years ago)
Author
Jonathon Freeman & Brian Otto
The XMB Group
dnfBB Team
Vanilla Forums Inc
OnlineGroups.Net
Group Effort
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
MIT
General Public License
IDPL
GPL
GPL
Apache
License cost
0
0.00
N/A
0
$0
Free
Main View
Both, can be configured
Thread-Type
Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded or Flat
Setup OvBB XMB dnfBB Vanilla GroupServer Yazd
Installation method
wizard
wizard
wizard
wizard
manual
Upgrade method
wizard
wizard
wizard
manual
manual
Hosting available
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Technology OvBB XMB dnfBB Vanilla GroupServer Yazd
Programming Language
PHP
php
C#
PHP
Python & Zope
Java
UTF-8 Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Data Storage
2
MySQL Database, PostgreSQL Database
1
MySQL Database
2
Firebird Database, MySQL Database
1
MySQL Database
1
PostgreSQL Database
6
DB2 Database, Microsoft SQL Database, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL Database, SQLite File Database
Other Storage
Zope Object Database
Source Code Repo
Issue Tracker
Posts OvBB XMB dnfBB Vanilla GroupServer Yazd
BBCode
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
HTML
No
Optional
No
Yes
No
Yes
Emoticons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Formatting Toolbar
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
No
No
No
Plugin
No
Optional
Quoting
Nested
Nested
Nested
Single
None
Single
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Attachments
Multiple files
Multiple files
No
Multiple files
Multiple files
Multiple files
Tags
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Mark as solved
A particular post can highlighted as accepted answer
Forums OvBB XMB dnfBB Vanilla GroupServer Yazd
Categories
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Subforums
No
one level
No
unlimited
No
one level
Last Post
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Redirect Forums
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Trashcan Forum
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Anti-Spam and Security OvBB XMB dnfBB Vanilla GroupServer Yazd
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Groups
One group only
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Multiple groups
Flood Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACLs
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Blacklist
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warnings
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Suspension
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Bans
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP-Block
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Audit Logging
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
User Reports
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Other
Community Curation & SPAM removal
Spam Assasin is used for email spam control.
Notification OvBB XMB dnfBB Vanilla GroupServer Yazd
RSS/ATOM
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
E-Mail
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Instant Messaging
No
Integrated Chat
0
Bookmarks
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Community OvBB XMB dnfBB Vanilla GroupServer Yazd
Avatars
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Ranks
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Rating/Karma System
No
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Yes
Signatures
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Users Online List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Private Messaging
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom profile fields
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
Moderation OvBB XMB dnfBB Vanilla GroupServer Yazd
Moderators
global
global and forums
global and forums
global, forums and threads
global and forums
global and forums
Move Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Split Threads
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
Close Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Shadow Topics
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
Sticky Threads
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Important Threads
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Search OvBB XMB dnfBB Vanilla GroupServer Yazd
Full-text search
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Author search
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Advanced search
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unread Topics
Session tracked
Session tracked
Database tracked
Database tracked
Session tracked
Customization OvBB XMB dnfBB Vanilla GroupServer Yazd
Languages
0
0
0
141
Afar, Abkhazian, Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Assamese, Aymara, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Byelorussian, Bulgarian, Bihari, Bislama, Bengali; Bangla, Tibetan, Breton, Catalan, Corsican, Czech, Welsh, Danish, German, Bhutani, Greek, English, Esperanto, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Persian, Finnish, Fiji, Faroese, French, Frisian, Irish, Scots Gaelic, Galician, Guarani, Gujarati, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Croatian, Hungarian, Armenian, Interlingua, Indonesian, Interlingue, Inupiak, Icelandic, Italian, Inuktitut, Japanese, Javanese, Georgian, Kazakh, Greenlandic, Cambodian, Kannada, Korean, Kashmiri, Kurdish, Kirghiz, Latin, Lingala, Laothian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Lettish, Malagasy, Maori, Macedonian, Malayalam, Mongolian, Moldavian, Marathi, Malay, Maltese, Burmese, Nauru, Nepali, Dutch, Norwegian, Occitan, Oromo, Oriya, Punjabi, Polish, Pashto, Pushto, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Quechua, Rhaeto-Romance, Kirundi, Romanian, Russian, Kinyarwanda, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Sangho, Serbo-Croatian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Samoan, Shona, Somali, Albanian, Serbian, Siswati, Sesotho, Sundanese, Swedish, Swahili, Tamil, Telugu, Tajik, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkmen, Tagalog, Setswana, Tonga, Turkish, Tsonga, Tatar, Twi, Uighur, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Volapuk, Wolof, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zhuang, Chinese, Chinese Traditional, Zulu
0
0
Mobile View
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Templates
global
global and forum specific
CSS only
global and forum specific
global and forum specific
Custom BBCodes
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Skin-Editor
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Smiley Packs
No
Optional
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Special Features OvBB XMB dnfBB Vanilla GroupServer Yazd
Statistics
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
No
Calendar
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
Friendly URLs
No
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Data Management OvBB XMB dnfBB Vanilla GroupServer Yazd
Available Importers
All platforms use: https://open.vanillaforums.com/addon/porter-core
Pruning
No
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
No
Archiving
No
No
No
Yes
Unknown
No
Export Formats
No
Proprietary or MySQLDump
XML, mbox
none
Export private messages
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Lo-Fi View
No
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
No
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