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🍜 an overview of popular imageboard software

Popular

name language/stack comments notable deployments
LynxChan NodeJS + MongoDB all functionality exposed via JSON based RPC LynxHub
vichan PHP + MySQL Fork of Tinyboard Wizardchan, Brchan
infinity-next PHP + RDBMS Rewrite of infinity, built on top of the Laravel framework
Wakaba Perl + RDBMS Inspired by Futaba and Futallaby
Kareha Perl + RDBMS textboard-only version of Wakaba
TinyIB PHP + MySQL
Lainchan PHP + MySQL Fork of vichan Lainchan

Various other

name language/stack comments notable deployments
4jhan NodeJS + RDMBS board engine only (JSON-based server-client architecture)
doushio NodeJS + Redis Real-time features
mei Ruby on Rails + RDMBS
maniwani Python, Docker REST-API
meguca Go + RethinkDB + Typescript Real-time features
µchan Python + PostgreSQL + TypeScript + Memcache + Varnish Lightweight and scalable
Nelliel PHP + RDBMS Originally a fork of Futallaby

Legacy, inactive or abandoned

name language/stack comments notable deployments
infinity PHP + MySQL deprecated in favor of vichan and/or infinity-next 8chan
Kusaba X PHP + RDMBS no updates since 2013
Edaha PHP + RDMBS Fork of Kusaba X, no updates since 2013
Tinyboard PHP + MySQL
Futaba PHP + MySQL The godfather of imageboard scripts, used on 2chan
Futallaby PHP + MySQL Fork of Futaba

Closed source

name language/stack comments notable deployments
Taimaba Perl + MySQL Fork of Wakaba 420chan

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