[CentOS-devel] Forums

Wed Aug 8 19:09:51 UTC 2012
Ned Slider <ned at unixmail.co.uk>

On 08/08/12 20:01, John R. Dennison wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 08, 2012 at 01:51:42PM -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 1:39 PM, Nux!<nux at li.nux.ro>  wrote:
>>> +1 phpBB
>>> Has a large user base and (I imagine) developer base. The likely
>>> security issues will be promptly fixed. :-)
>> And how many years have they been saying that?
> -1 phpBB
> phpBB has one of the worst track records for forum packages with regards
> to security issues and they have, as Les mentioned, been promising to
> "fix" the heart of the problem for many, many years now.  Quite a few
> years ago I grew tired of the "phpBB security hole of the week" game,
> transitioned everything to SMF, and never once looked back.  I routinely
> turn down gigs that want phpBB if I am unable to convince them to go
> with SMF - it's just not worth the headaches.

SMF was rejected a long time ago on the basis of the license not being 
friendly. Please check back in the archives or refer to the matrix here: