PunBB 1.3 Beta Released

Rickard Andersson just announced the release of the new PunBB 1.3 beta (external link). PunBB (external link) is a very light-weight, fast, standards-compliant, and simple bulletin board system. Its code is simple and its markup is proper XHTML. PunBB is a fantastic bulletin board system without the unnecessary bloat of other bulletin board systems.

PunBB 1.3 brings a lot of much-needed improvements to PunBB, primarily the introduction of the extension system, which allows developers to create organised modifications based on a hook system. I am excited to see how successful the extension system is. Also, I look forward to no longer having to manually make PunBB updates because of Lowter's modifications to the code.

There are a number of refinements and overall it is a spectacular piece of PHP code. You can download the beta from PunBB's website (external link).



  • When will lowter be getting this upgrade?

    Posted by Matt Oakes (external link) on Tue 5 Feb 2008 at 16:56

  • Probably when it is released officially and not in a beta. It is advised not to run this beta on a live website such as Lowter before it's bug tested.

    Posted by Ethan Poole (external link) on Fri 8 Feb 2008 at 21:50