Frequently Asked Questions
This page should answer common queries and problems.
If it doesn't you're just being difficult *wink*
Does the world need another piece of forum/message board software?
Possibly not. This is a personal quest for me. If it's useful to someone
else that's even better.
I've always thought that the Perl landscape was missing a well-written
and functional forum application.
Add to that the emergence of the
and a desire to explore the benefits of this project and you've got Parley.
What software does this forum run on?
The core elements of the application are:
These elements are all tied together using the
PostgreSQL?! What about MySQL, SQLite, ...?
I prefer PostgreSQL. I don't have the time or energy to make the application
compatible with everyone's preferred database. I'll happily accept patches
that don't break the application's coupling with PostgreSQL.
How do I get my own copy?
You can download releases of Parley from Berlios. Just visit the
How much does it cost?
Other than your time and effort, it's free. The project has been
written and released under the
Why is it taking you so long?
Parley is my "commuting project". Ninety-five percent of the work on the
project has taken place on my commute to work. That's two forty-five
minute train journeys [it's really hard to operate a laptop whilst cycling
the remainder of the journey!] each day!