advertises itself as "an open-source, standards compliant, multi-lingual, fully extensible discussion forum for the web," and on Saturday it saw its 1.0 release. Vanilla will run on any web server equipped with PHP 4.1+ and MySQL 3.23+ and its Ajaxy bits work equally well in any major browser. To see Vanilla in action, head over to the official forums, or head straight to the download site
for the less than 700kb package.
In related news, a couple weeks ago venerable web forum app phpBB reached the 3.0 beta 1
milestone. phpBB 3 features a whole boatload of changes
and new features that have been long in coming. There's too many, in fact, for me to even list the highlights here.