[Mono-list] Forums software for Mono?

Joseph Hill jhill at arcfocus.com
Sun Feb 5 11:48:48 EST 2006

> Miguel de Icaza wrote:

> > >Hello,
> > >
> > >    A lot of people have asked us about hosting some official forums
> > >for Mono.   Am not a fan of them, but I can see the appeal of these
> > >things.
> > >
> > >    If we were to host this, we would probably want to run this on top
> > >of Mono itself, does anyone have any recommendations for an
> > >ASP.NET-based open source forums software?
> > >
> > >Miguel.
> > >
> > >
> I asked this months ago.. I then took it upon myself to get the Mono
> forums software down to a less-buggy and PostgreSQL 8 compatible.  The
> guy that owns the project contacted me and asked if I wanted write
> perms, but either I wasn't clear or the email got lost, because I never
> heard back.  Anyhow, I've got a local version I'll be making available
> if everyone can wait a bit.

> (Sorry for the self advertising.) I'm going to making a Mono forums that
> runs on Mono available here shortly. (Within Feb and hopefully within
> the next two weeks.)

> Current place to see the development for the forum is
> http://forum.themp3pool.com/ That sites not live yet, but will be quite
> soon so feel free to click around.  Any bug fixers would certainly be
> appreciated as well.

> Cheers,

> C.

Hi all,

I have to agree with Atsushi on this one.  There are too many places to go
to get not enough information, but most of the people that can answer Mono
questions are only watching these lists.  The best thing we could do for
users would be to point them to nabble, or if NIH is a big deal to some of
our Mono ASP.NET fans, perhaps someone can soon provide a Mono-based
interface to the lists.

Chris, I'm the guy that did the port of ASP.NET Forums to Mono and
PostgreSQL, and I think there may have been a break down in communication
(and I'm sure the breakdown was on my side).  The first day I responded to
you, I gave you commit permissions on the Mono Forums project on

I specifically did the port because I wanted to see gotmono replaced with
forums that would run on Mono.  This never came to fruition because I
never saw any real interest in this goal from the community, and I
eventually came to the same conclusion Atsushi pointed out.

I currently use mojoPortal (www.mojoportal.com) for www.mono-live.org, and
I'm very pleased with its forums support.

Sorry for any confusion, and good luck.  I would love to see the ASP.NET
Forums port see some real adoption somewhere (but probably not hosting yet
another Mono discussion board).

Joseph Hill
P.S. The latest Mono Live CD ships with the ASP.NET Forums running on
PostgreSQL 8.0.  You can find the scripts on the CD in

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