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Release Digest: General, June 12, 2002

Jun 13, 2002, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to ilia alshanetsky for this link. ]

FUDforum 2.0.1

FUDforum is a web forum released under the GPL license, written in PHP4 utilizing a MySQL database backend. This release represents the next generation of FUDforum, and includes numerous new features, improvments and speed optimizations.

The forum is completely customizable via a templating system, which is compiled for optimal performance. The templating system also has integrated i18n support, which allows the forum to be used in other languages, at this time there are 5 different languages to, which translations are available in the standard distribution and more will be available soon. The spell checker integrated into the forum, which utilizes pspell library also has multi-lingual support, thus permitting even the non English speakers to spell check their messages. FUDforum 2.0 also includes a powerful user group management system, that allows fine grained control over the users of the forum, for the administrator as well as the group manager(s) assigned by the administrator. In addition to these features, the forum contains all of the other features you may have come to expect from a web forum, such as the ability to attach files to messages, include polls, private messaging system, FUDcode, which allows the user to style their text without the need for HTML, thread & forum subscriptions with both e-mail & ICQ notification, buddy and ignore lists, a full text search and many more.

Despite all these features, FUDforum is extremely fast and scales extremely well, by using MySQL indexes and table views implemented in to retrieve the data in the most expedient manner possible. The result, is that most forum pages take ~0.01-0.02 seconds to generate on most computers, even while the forum is under a heavy load. FUDforum 2.0, by default is setup with very secure file permissions, that are designed in such a way that given a reasonably well setup server, your forum's data will be safe against prying eyes, even on virtual host servers.

A more detailed description of the forum's features & capabilities can be found by looking at the FUDforum's manual, which is avaliable download at http://fud.prohost.org/doc in HTML and PDF formats.

You can be freely downloaded from here and if you have any questions, there is a support forum at http://fud.prohost.org/forum/, where you can get answers to your questions and concerns about the forum.