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News and message board

Slash is a database-driven news and message board, using mod_perl and MySQL. It uses persistance for a good deal of its variables to increase speed and efficiency. Slash has a wide variety of features, including extrememly broad customization options. It is the source code and database originally used to create Slashdot.

"IRC [] " IRC Help channel

"IRC [] " IRC development channel


Download version 2.52 (stable)
released on 18 August 2006

VCS Checkout



LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey20 October 2000

Leaders and contributors

Patrick Galbraith Maintainer
Clifton Wood Contributor
Jamie McCarthy Contributor
Jonathon Pater Contributor
Rob Malda Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperVCS Repository Webview
Bug TrackingVCS Repository Webview
HelpMailing List Info/Archive
DeveloperMailing List Info/Archive
SupportMailing List Info/Archive

Software prerequisites

Required to usePerl
Required to useMySQL

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 15 January 2017.


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