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#1 2011-04-01 17:13:02

Lirodon
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Introducing FluxBBS! (April Fools 2011)

Before there was the internet, there were bulletin boards, not unlike the ones we use today, but bulletin board systems. The BBS is the ancestor of the internet forum, where people just like you could connect to others in your general area, just with a modem, a phone line, and a computer! Sure, it had its drawbacks, but for the time, it was ahead of its time.

Today, in honour of the beginnings of online communication, the FluxBB project is proud to present the newest member of our family of communications software, FluxBBS!

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FluxBBS will be a light and fast telnet BBS system in the spirit of FluxBB; featuring a simplistic and slightly customizable look and feel, a light extensible architecture, and cross-platform server software.

System Requirements

To run at its best, FluxBBS will potentially require the following:

Intel i386 compatible processor
MS-DOS 5.0 or later
1.2 MB of hard disk space
At least 16MB of memory
One or more modems, at least 2400 baud speed (in order to enable multi-user access)

Later versions will include FidoNet integration, bridges between the FluxBB forum script, and better support for theming.

Right now, the server software is very unstable, thus we are not releasing an alpha yet. We're not sure how we were even able to get that single screenshot! But be prepared world, do you wish to go Future to the Back? We hope so, great scott indeed.

Last edited by Lirodon (2011-04-02 02:41:36)

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#2 2011-04-01 17:51:07

Otomatic
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Re: Introducing FluxBBS! (April Fools 2011)

Hi,
It reminds me 1986 and Calvados. Except that at first I was shooting at 300 baud half duplex on an Apple] [Europlus.
Nostalgia, nostalgia, as we say in France: those were the days!


Ce n'est pas parce que l'erreur se propage qu'elle devient vérité. Ghandi
An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation. Ghandi

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#3 2011-04-01 19:01:51

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Re: Introducing FluxBBS! (April Fools 2011)

Unfortunately no one can be told what FluxBBS is.


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#4 2011-04-01 19:27:37

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Re: Introducing FluxBBS! (April Fools 2011)

That takes me back. I used to run a RemoteAccess BBS. I hope it's going to be able to run door games like LORD :-) Will there be a version for DOS 3.3 running from 5 1/4" floppies?

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#5 2011-04-01 19:41:09

Lirodon
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Re: Introducing FluxBBS! (April Fools 2011)

Smurf wrote:

That takes me back. I used to run a RemoteAccess BBS. I hope it's going to be able to run door games like LORD :-) Will there be a version for DOS 3.3 running from 5 1/4" floppies?

We will not be supporting legacy platforms. Sooner or later, we will be requiring Windows 3.0

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#6 2011-04-02 06:56:27

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Re: Introducing FluxBBS! (April Fools 2011)

In fact, the BBS is still very popular in my country. I don't know the reason why.


Enjoy the chosen furry artworks on Chita every day.

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#7 2011-04-02 14:28:50

Jérémie
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Re: Introducing FluxBBS! (April Fools 2011)

2400 bauds that's way to fast. 300 or 1200 should do it. Better to have several slow modems than one fast, to allow for more than one connected user.

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#8 2011-04-02 15:18:26

Otomatic
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Re: Introducing FluxBBS! (April Fools 2011)

Lirodon wrote:

We will not be supporting legacy platforms.

Do you plan support for Apple DOS 3.3 for Apple ][ Europlus ?
Is it absolutely necessary to use Prodos?

I use an Apple-Tell card build By Roland Moreno (Pomme d'Or 1983 - Golden Apple 1983) that is capable of 300 baud full-duplex and reversible 1200/75. Can it work with your FluxBBS?


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#9 2011-04-02 20:09:39

Jack
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Re: Introducing FluxBBS! (April Fools 2011)

I am feeling a bit old, bald, out of time... smile

1.2 MB of hard disk space
At least 16MB of memory

Well.. it's not so light!! big_smile

J

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#10 2011-04-02 21:48:49

Smurf
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Re: Introducing FluxBBS! (April Fools 2011)

Lirodon wrote:
Smurf wrote:

That takes me back. I used to run a RemoteAccess BBS. I hope it's going to be able to run door games like LORD :-) Will there be a version for DOS 3.3 running from 5 1/4" floppies?

We will not be supporting legacy platforms. Sooner or later, we will be requiring Windows 3.0

So what would you suggest I run on my 8086 PC running DOS 3.1? It has got 256k or RAM, TWIN 5 1/4" floppy drives and a green screen monitor. I am thinking of installing a 10Mb hard drive.

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#11 2011-04-10 16:56:49

mad-wolfie
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Re: Introducing FluxBBS! (April Fools 2011)

Otomatic wrote:
Lirodon wrote:

We will not be supporting legacy platforms.

Do you plan support for Apple DOS 3.3 for Apple ][ Europlus ?
Is it absolutely necessary to use Prodos?

I use an Apple-Tell card build By Roland Moreno (Pomme d'Or 1983 - Golden Apple 1983) that is capable of 300 baud full-duplex and reversible 1200/75. Can it work with your FluxBBS?

I remember something similar (think it was called Micronet) on the Apple II (circa 1982) which basically it's only useful function was you could "email" (in a crude way) your game high scores to a message board which was basically the same as a modern day online guestbook system & if they were high enough you would get your name on Teletext - which in the 80's was probably the closest thing we had to the Internet!  the problem was a lot of games were written in BASIC or very easily exploited machine code so you could edit the scoring so each point scored you 100 instead of scoring 10, so i reckon 99% of high scores that were shown were faked.

there was also Viewdata as well, some people still use it i believe (such as shops) to do online ordering or booking flights & holidays etc, although i bet most are using emulators & not the old fashioned 8 bit console & dial-up modem, but i remember Viewdata had a few very basic buletin board systems mostly used on the BBC Micro & some (although i can't remember which) are still going today.


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#12 2011-04-11 11:28:34

Reines
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Re: Introducing FluxBBS! (April Fools 2011)

andybyyvmi wrote:

but vBulletin has more features then this. but its very costly. FBB looks good and very clean. i am going to install and test this. thanks for this to released as free edition smile.

big_smile just had to quote this before I delete the user (spam account/signature).

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