This is an interesting question raised in my mind that why Javaranch is using CGI intead of Servlets.Although this site is devoted to Java & related technologies. Bye. Viki. ------------------ Count the flowers of ur garden,NOT the leafs which falls away!
To add with Faisal, this message board is a package baught which is famously known as Ultimate Bulletin Board or UBB Forum written in Perl. You will see many UBB Forums on the net (i myself is a member of more than a dozen of them) but none enjoys so much traffic like javaranch.... ------------------ Muhammad Ashikuzzaman (Fahim) Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform --When you learn something, learn it by heart!
Ashik Uzzaman Senior Software Engineer, TubeMogul, Emeryville, CA, USA.
I haven't found any Java based forum software that can really compare to offerings written in Perl or PHP I'm sorry to say. Especially any that can compete in price with those available for Perl and PHP (often free). UBB is pretty much the standard other forums are judged by, and therefore there are many forums available that are very UBB like, but cheaper (free).
I have been tracking Jive very closely and the features of Versions 2.0 and above are impressive. It is not Open Source any more however. There is a probject to keep developing the pre version 2 of Jive called Meinds at SourceForge that is worth taking a look at. Marcus ------------------ http://www.jchq.net Mock Exams, FAQ, Tutorial, Links, Book reviews Java 2 Exam Prep, 2nd Edition by Bill Brogden and Marcus Green ================================================= JCHQ, Almost as good as JavaRanch =================================================