Lussumo: Vanilla 1 Released

by oneafrikan on July 17, 2006

I’m a great fan of Vanilla for a number of reasons, most of all Mark and the work he’s putting into a great product / piece of software…

In case you didn’t know abou it, here you go:

==================== Lussumo Newsletter ====================

It is with great pride and excitement that I announce the release of Vanilla 1.


Vanilla is an open-source, standards-compliant, multi- lingual, fully extensible discussion forum for the web.
Anyone who has web-space that meets the requirements can download and use Vanilla for free.

As any regularly visiting member of the Lussumo Community will tell you, this has been a very long time coming. When the beta version of Vanilla was released over a year ago, the web community latched onto it with completely unanticipated vigour. Vanilla definitely broke some ground, but needed polishing very badly.

Thanks to the vigilant and practically relentless efforts of both the fans of Vanilla and the developers in the community, we’ve been able to make Vanilla what it has become today.

By far the biggest improvement in Vanilla is the Framework underneath it. Now called the “Lussumo Framework”, these core libraries have been written and rewritten with two things in mind: extensibility and speed.

We’ve managed to make the framework completely extensible, allowing developers to make Vanilla do just about anything.
When it comes to speed, not only have there been significant improvements in page delivery times, but extensions are now way faster to develop thanks to the cleaned up page controls and the brand new introduction of delegation.

When you visit you will find a much more information driven website than the previous incarnation of the site. We’ve even gone through the nightmare of recording screencast presentations of various parts of the application. So go take a look and see what you think – you might even find out something about Vanilla you didn’t know before.

Download it:
Read the documentation: Browse Vanilla add-ons: Join the community: More free software:


Finally, I must thank the amazing group of people at The Lussumo Community. Your positive attitudes, friendly natures, support, and tireless efforts make this whole thing worthwhile.


Whilst i like Vanilla, it also needs to mature from a security point of view.

when i last looked at it, security wasnt its strong point and it was trivial to log in as other users and mess around (as you shouldnt do)

Ive not looked at this ver. maybe i should give it a once over

by Daniel on July 18, 2006 at 9:16 am. Reply #

Hi Daniel

I reckon you should – and think that you’ll probably not be disappointed ;-) I know Mark has put a huge amount of work into it, so hopefully it’ll meet your expectations…


by Gareth Knight on July 21, 2006 at 12:19 am. Reply #

PS – really like your site design ;-)

by Gareth Knight on July 21, 2006 at 12:20 am. Reply #

aaw im blushing now!


by Daniel on July 21, 2006 at 6:35 pm. Reply #

Cool ;-)

by Gareth Knight on July 25, 2006 at 11:19 am. Reply #

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