I was long contemplating these 3 options:
>Start over, make a new imageboard software (a pointless exercise, reinventing a wheel that has been invented way too many times.)>Start a new repo, make vichan improvements. This was my plan so far.>Get new software, there's better imageboard software out there.
However a new opportunity has potentially presented itself. It looks like 3chan may be willing to share their private, closed-source version of Futallaby with us. I don't want to make any promises yet (I do not have access to any code at the moment), but if they do decide to share it with us, we could be seeing something very close to 4chan on here. I offered to help finish the software to make it suitable for open source release, and make it compatible with the 4chan API extension.
Exciting times! What do you think? Stick to vichan, or switch?
If we migrate to new software, I'll make sure to do it during late hours, and have all the prepwork done beforehand. For example, I do not intend on starting over completely, so I'll be engineering a piece of software that can convert the format of vichan posts into a format that is supported by Mitsuba (the software that powers 3chan).
You can see an example of the 3chan software in action over at https://3chan.co