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#1 2018-04-18 19:21:46

fluxerbb
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FluxBB Alternatives and Forks

I'm a heavy fan of FluxBB 1.x branch, but it looks like things will change with 2.0 called Flarum. Millenials will be very happy with Flarum but lot of ninja users and webmasters... not.

So I would like to ask (or discuss) with the community which alternatives we have, to find something "similar" to 1.x branch. Does anyone know any more?

Forks:

- VismanBB (fluxbb fork) | github.com/MioVisman/FluxBB_by_Visman

(Official Visman's Thread: https://fluxbb.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=4941)

Alternatives:

- PunBB (alternative) | punbb.informer.com
- PannBB (alternative) | punbb.info/t-1040.html
- MiniBB (alternative) | minibb.com
- MyBB (alternative) | mybb.com
- Vanilla (alternative) | open.vanillaforums.com
- Phorum (alternative) | https://www.phorum.org

Last edited by fluxerbb (2021-08-11 15:48:38)

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#2 2018-04-19 01:42:23

Visman
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Re: FluxBB Alternatives and Forks

You forgot about FluxBB by Visman.

PHP 5.4 - 7.2+
+SQLite 3

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#3 2018-04-30 08:58:05

Studio384
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Re: FluxBB Alternatives and Forks

I would hardly call Flarum "FluxBB 2.0", it just happened to be developer by someone who also worked on FluxBB.

Anyways... there is also Luna

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#4 2018-06-01 01:16:43

Gary
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Re: FluxBB Alternatives and Forks

I still think that FluxBB will not be abandoned entirely. Development may slow down and perhaps come to an end but I do feel that the community should remain open to support those that do still intend to use the software.

We may all just have to wait and see what Franz inevitably decides to do.

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#5 2018-06-14 03:37:15

fluxerbb
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Re: FluxBB Alternatives and Forks

I saw this conversation on Twitter:

@SamGuichelaar (20:40 - 5 jun. 2018)
Is Fluxbb going to get an update ever? I miss using it

@franzliedke (5 jun. 2018)
That's nice to hear. I pushed a bunch of commits that had been lying around this weekend, hope to finish the next release soon. The focus is on Flarum and my growing family at the moment. Feel free to get in touch if you want to help out. smile

@SamGuichelaar (5 jun. 2018)
Awesome, I’ll check it out!

So, maybe after 3 years we have a Fluxbb update ^^

Last edited by fluxerbb (2018-06-14 03:39:57)

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#6 2018-11-08 11:01:46

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Re: FluxBB Alternatives and Forks

In alternatives you can add Vanilla Forums, who have a migration tool wich is compatible with FluxBB databases.
hxxp://open.vanillaforums.com <= Open source version (wich isn't really different from the "premium hosted" one)


I used FluxBB in the past but I wasn't on this community forum.

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#7 2018-12-09 13:13:18

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Re: FluxBB Alternatives and Forks

K17 wrote:

In alternatives you can add Vanilla Forums, who have a migration tool wich is compatible with FluxBB databases.
hxxp://open.vanillaforums.com <= Open source version (wich isn't really different from the "premium hosted" one)

In options you could upload Vanilla boards, who've a migration tool wich is well matched with FluxBB databases.
hxxp://open.vanillaforums.com <= Open supply version (wich isn't without a doubt exclusive from the "premium hosted

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#8 2018-12-09 16:45:53

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Re: FluxBB Alternatives and Forks

A site that praises a Forum and where you can't even see a single demo page of that forum, for me it's direct trash.


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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#9 2019-04-09 16:06:49

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Re: FluxBB Alternatives and Forks

Otomatic, Coummunity's forum can be taken as a demonstration, like FluxBB, right ?

Last edited by K17 (2019-04-09 19:43:12)


I used FluxBB in the past but I wasn't on this community forum.

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#10 2019-04-09 18:40:59

Franz
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Re: FluxBB Alternatives and Forks

K17 wrote:

Tr: Otomatic, while you're french, why not speaking french ^^

That would violate our rules. wink


fluxbb.de | develoPHP

"As code is more often read than written it's really important to write clean code."

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#11 2019-04-09 19:42:45

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Re: FluxBB Alternatives and Forks

Hi Franz, I'm sorry, I had forgotten.


I used FluxBB in the past but I wasn't on this community forum.

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#12 2021-01-26 16:22:48

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Re: FluxBB Alternatives and Forks

FeatherBB, Panther and Luna died.

Last edited by Visman (2021-01-26 16:32:50)

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#13 2021-02-15 11:26:07

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Re: FluxBB Alternatives and Forks

Visman wrote:

FeatherBB, Panther and Luna died.

You're now the leader.

When will forkbb be fully available ?

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#14 2021-02-16 02:01:57

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Re: FluxBB Alternatives and Forks

macadoum wrote:

When will forkbb be fully available ?

I think that the release will not be very soon.

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#15 2021-02-21 16:00:25

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Re: FluxBB Alternatives and Forks

So basically there isn't really anywhere to go.

Flarum still in Beta. 
Vanilla only runs in a dedicated Docker container.

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#16 2021-09-15 13:18:14

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Re: FluxBB Alternatives and Forks

I'm currently working with some awesome people here on the forums to make something called SolderBB(it's a soldering joke, flux and solder, get it?) that takes FluxBB 1.5.11 and updates it. Security fixes? Check. New emojis? Maybe. Updated icons? Absolutely. And a load of features that the community wants that the FluxBB team just has no desire to add.

The repo is on GitHub. (FieryMewtwo/solderbb). (sorry I can't post links yet sad )

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#17 2021-10-02 14:15:42

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Re: FluxBB Alternatives and Forks

FieryMewtwo wrote:

I'm currently working with some awesome people here on the forums to make something called SolderBB

So is it forked off the flux code or off Visman's which fixed some issues and added new functionality.

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#18 2021-10-10 02:41:40

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Re: FluxBB Alternatives and Forks

Visman is the rescue boat if any if he can lift it! We need to dump all the non responsive themes and have one working one that works to perfection!

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#19 2021-10-10 23:43:13

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Re: FluxBB Alternatives and Forks

FieryMewtwo wrote:

I'm currently working with some awesome people here on the forums to make something called SolderBB(it's a soldering joke, flux and solder, get it?) that takes FluxBB 1.5.11 and updates it. Security fixes? Check. New emojis? Maybe. Updated icons? Absolutely. And a load of features that the community wants that the FluxBB team just has no desire to add.

The repo is on GitHub. (FieryMewtwo/solderbb). (sorry I can't post links yet sad )

Do we have a test site to look at???

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#20 2021-10-11 01:17:32

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Re: FluxBB Alternatives and Forks

- PunBB (alternative)
Can't register with my email I guess.
- PannBB (alternative)
Pan is a very bad name to use
- MiniBB (alternative
Casino links but looks interesting for sure. But kinda not opensource you need to pay.
- MyBB (alternative)
Not mobile ready so no good
- Vanilla (alternative)
Looks interesting.
- Phorum (alternative)
No go can't make profile.

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#21 2021-10-11 04:41:04

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Re: FluxBB Alternatives and Forks

JesusGod-Pope666.Info wrote:

Visman is the rescue boat if any if he can lift it! We need to dump all the non responsive themes and have one working one that works to perfection!

+1

Let's agree that the FluxBB project is almost dead due to poor management. And Visman is the only person who supports this small community on a regular basis.

As of October 2021, it is necessary to be a "mobile first".  Let's make a poll to

- transfer project control to Visman
- make the engine to be PHP 8 ready
- update themes to keep only responsive ones

Last edited by artoodetoo (2021-10-11 07:04:27)


I'm not a fan of FluxBB way anymore.

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#22 2021-10-11 13:42:04

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Re: FluxBB Alternatives and Forks

I have another project: ForkBB https://github.com/forkbb/forkbb
2021-10-11-20-34-45.png 2021-10-11-20-35-05.png 2021-10-11-20-35-23.png
Sometimes I drop it, but then I come back smile

I'm not going to develop my version of FluxBB any further, only compatibility support and bug fixes.
Although I'm doing it now https://github.com/MioVisman/FluxBB_by_ … -937848797

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#23 2021-10-11 13:49:02

Visman
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Re: FluxBB Alternatives and Forks

JesusGod-Pope666.Info wrote:

- PunBB (alternative)
Can't register with my email I guess.

Use your email domain to register. Although there is no one there except me wink
Don't use punbb 1.4.5, 1.4.6, etc.
The latest working version is here  https://punbb.informer.com/forums/post/158390/#p158390

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#24 2021-10-11 22:51:52

JesusGod-Pope666.Info
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Re: FluxBB Alternatives and Forks

Visman wrote:
JesusGod-Pope666.Info wrote:

- PunBB (alternative)
Can't register with my email I guess.

Use your email domain to register. Although there is no one there except me wink
Don't use punbb 1.4.5, 1.4.6, etc.
The latest working version is here  https://punbb.informer.com/forums/post/158390/#p158390

I used my Email, not sure how to use my domain would help as I would not get a password for the Forum?
Most likely some kind of blocking, where I could use gmail or something as it is an "alternative" mailbox.
And the reason why I wanted to get on the forum was indeed only because I wanted to reach out to you!
Now I have reached you here, as FluxBB forum is now up and running again.

Do you have some kind of way I can reach you? Do you speak English good enough so we might talk over the voice or something. Do you have XMPP/Birdie?

My Birdie/XMPP account is darkijah@jesusgod-pope666.info you can reach me there if you have XMPP smile

- Darkijah

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#25 2021-10-12 00:41:46

JesusGod-Pope666.Info
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Re: FluxBB Alternatives and Forks

@Visman by the way, I love the feature you fixed in your version of the FluxBB forum which made double posting come together and with time and all on the new post smile Just absolutely awesome! That's how to do it.

I'm just concerned as to where to stand if I begin to use your Forum at the moment, like it is all pretty messy on the whole line of things. Like I have been hunting for a forum for what now, 2 years? And i have still not solidified myself on any foundation yet. tongue

What a mess, something that I thought would take a day or two - like install FluxBB and fly became a long journey for sure still not complete.

Anyway you guys can reach me on Birdie/XMPP - I would love to get in contact with you guys. Maybe we could even make a Chatroom on Birdie to keep the group together? 404.city is the best server I know if anyone needs to make a user, and running Android Blabber the best client.

- Darkijah

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