Is this forum open-source?


#1

Can anyone setup this forum we’re using now software using any accounts etc? Which packages are used and is there a github so we can do the same on our own sites?


#2

Yep, but it’s built in Rails. Discourse.


#3

I assumed it would be a Meteor App…


#4

Maybe you want to check this out: http://www.telescopeapp.org/


#5

The documentation is a Meteor app though! Sometimes it’s easier to not reinvent the wheel :smile:


#6

Forums could be considered reinventing the wheel, but it would also be to
show off a solid example of the software being hosted, pitched, etc.


#7

That’s very true, and I agree. It’s also a non-trivial effort. However I imagine one day we might see forums built in Meteor here.


#8

If you’re looking for a more traditional BBS style forum, you can check out GroupThink or Clinical Support Forum. They were both written circa Meteor 0.8, and neither have test coverage quite yet.

GroupThink
http://groupthink.meteor.com/

Clinical Support Forum
http://clinical-support-forum.meteor.com/

I’m making a lot of progress with the Clinical Meteor Track right now, componentizing the demos and getting things under QA. Within the next couple of months, there should be a rewrite of both apps, and I’m going to be dogfooding Meteor and using it as the forum for the clinical/healthcare/biomedical track I’ve been working on.