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php BB2 was the predecessor of the present-day php BB3.
Developed during 2001-2002, the source code was written primarily to run on PHP 3.0 and 4.0 (version 2.0.13 upped the minimum requirement to PHP 4.0.3 due to a necessary security fix), and by the time that php BB3 was released in late 2007, the developers and other team members felt that it no longer met their quality coding standards, and announced plans for the retirement/end of support of 2.0.x within a few months of 3.0.0's release.
Features of php BB include support for multiple database engines (Postgre SQL, SQLite, My SQL, Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server), flat message structure (as opposed to threaded), hierarchical subforums, topic split/merge/lock, user groups, multiple attachments per post, full-text search, plugins and various notification options (e-mail, Jabber instant messaging, ATOM feeds).
php BB was started by James Atkinson as a simple UBB-like forum for his own website on June 17, 2000.
However, a number of unofficial support sites for php BB2 have formed to fill the void.
In February 2001, php BB 2.0.x began development entirely from scratch; the developer's ambitions for php BB had outgrown the original codebase. After a year of development and extensive testing, php BB 2.0.0, dubbed the "Super Furry" version, was released on April 4, 2002, three days later than intended.
However, the podcast only lasted for a few episodes and production ceased the following spring.