[FreeBSD-Announce] New Forums software online

Lars Engels lars.engels at 0x20.net
Thu Oct 16 20:57:45 UTC 2014

The FreeBSD Forums Administration Team is pleased to announce that the
switch from the phpBB bulletin board software to XenForo is completed.

Last year, there was a security issue with our vBulletin instance, and
the FreeBSD Forums switched to phpBB. Since then, we have discovered
that phpBB does not support all the features we feel are needed. After
evaluating several bulletin board programs, XenForo was chosen because
it fit our needs in terms of extensibility, security, and the ease of

During the migration, we cleaned up the database and converted 26,000
users and almost 260,000 messages in more than 38,000 threads.

Users can log in with their existing password from phpBB.

We want to thank the FreeBSD Foundation for funding the XenForo license.

We also want to thank Daniel Gerzo for the excellent work on the actual
conversion, and all of the forum users for their patience.

You can access the forums at http://forums.FreeBSD.org/

Lars Engels
on behalf of the FreeBSD Forums Administration Team
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