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The boards package is a forum package for bitweaver that is well integrated via LibertyServices and LibertyComments. It provides a way to link comments on any content into a forum in the boards package as well as have unlinked forums and topics in the package itself.

Boards is also integrated with the Pigeonholes package. Boards may be categorized into various categories and will show up within the boards home sorted according to the categories that they are in.

It currently supports locking threads and setting them sticky so they show at the top of the list for a given category. These are handled via ajax so the page does not have to be reloaded to toggle.

It has features for emailing users on changes to topics they are interested in as well as. It also has features for topic status tracking so that users can see which boards have new topics. It uses ajax to allow users to easily update the status without reloading the whole page.

Boards is very new and still a work in progress but the integration into the rest of bitweaver makes it a compelling alternative to phpBBPackage.


Synchronization with Mailing List

Boards has a feature allowing full bi-direction synchronization between an internet mailing list and a message board.

See the BoardsEmailListConfig page for details on how to use Mailman in conjunction with boards.


This roadmap is loosely being pursued, and is also a place for developers to list things they would be interested in contributing to. Please do not add to this list if you are not a developer and can not contribute code. If you have a feature idea just post it to the comments

  • Completely modularize the mailman hooks so that mailman is not a requirement
  • Develop native mail handing using SwitchboardPackage
  • Wire to support subboards like phpbb
  • Rework portion of Topic list queries which gets count of posts in topic, the subselect is slow
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