vichan (formerly known as Tinyboard+vichan-devel) is the engine that runs vichan, 8chan.co and many other imageboards, a fork of Tinyboard with value added, mostly in fields such as features, user interface and internationalisation. The code is released under a modified MIT license, so it's open source and free software.
Tinyboard is the imageboard engine focused at the cleanliness of code, high configurability, lighweightedness and security. Its development is currently inactive. See: http://tinyboard.org/
The development is taking place here: https://github.com/vichan-devel/vichan
- we are open to new patches, just use the proper GitHub functionality to send us those (you don't need to issue pull requests).
IRC Channel: #vichan-devel @ irc.6irc.net ( http://webchat.6irc.net/?channels=vichan-devel
There are currently two active branches:
- 4.5 - the stable one (currently on git branch `4.5`) – it's the branch that we run on https://int.vichan.net/
- 5.0 - the staging one (currently on git branch `master`), it incorporates a new catalog and multiimage posting, see for instance http://lt.vichan.net/b/
/!\ HEADS UP /!\ ← the git `master` branch is now the 5.0 branch. If you want to have a really stable experience, please execute `git checkout 4.5` ! If you'd rather experiment, stay on the master branch.Upgrading
If you currently use Tinyboard, vichan-devel or an older vichan versions, back up your inc/instance-config.php file and overwrite your files, or use `git pull`, then run /install.php script.
Be aware, that upgrading from 4.5 to 5.0 is currently experimental and you REALLY SHOULD back up your database before upgrading (there will be no way back). You can stay on 4.5 branch, we will issue security updates and bugfixes, but be sure to issue `git checkout 4.5` if you use git for upgrading.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.