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Third party forum evaluation
{jira:RS-1309}
Java Forums: [http://java-source.net/open-source/forum-software] (I have skipped most as they don't exist anymore or latest news on their sites were before 2010)
|| Forum || Easy to integrate in our tech environment (Java, Tomcat, Postresql, REST) || Show/edit HTML, preferably with TinyMCE || Easy to integrate security || Easy to style and integrate GUI into ours || Notes ||
| JForum | \(+) in Java  \\
uses Freemarker  \\
\(+) MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle and HSQLDB | HTML and BBCode support | Has documentation and examples, still not ready out-of-the-box | Easy to change colours/fonts; uses CSS | |
| Yazd | \(+) {color:#000000}Postgres{color}\\ {color:#000000}\(+) Java and JSP{color}\\ | HTML (FCKeditor) | | \(-) Old fashioned HTML, almost no CSS used | Last release; lacking documentation |
| mvnForum | \(+) Postgresql | \(-) No HTML support \\
\(-) No Formatting toolbar or WYSIWYG editor available | | | Free for only limited number if users, threads |
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