I recently noticed the phpBB team released 3.1, which I gather it’s release was a long time coming. I am mostly familiar with the platform as an end user. I was wondering if anyone familiar with it had thoughts on the new feature set they are advertising.
Things that stood out to me are a responsive layout, notification system, ajax calls, and a new extension system. The new layout however, (unfortunately) looks pretty much the same, and I haven’t seen any more minimalist themes since it is so new. Is this a platform worth checking out?
I like the responsive layout and notification system of Discourse, but I have no experience with the language/framework under the hood which makes me reluctant to use it, along with the more exotic server requirements.