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Discourse is an open-source Internet forum system. It is developed using Ruby on Rails and Ember.js, making it a robust and highly performant web application. It is known for its user-friendly interface, real-time updates, and mobile responsiveness. Discourse is not just a forum software; it is a platform designed to promote healthy, engaging discussions among community members.


Native package

The new forum is available as discourseAUR.

The current version is out of date, and has an issue with redis-namespace.

In order to build the latest version and avoid the redis-namespace issue, download the snapshot.

In the PKGBUILD file, change the version number from 2.6.2 to 3.0.0 *and* rename COPYRIGHT.txt to COPYRIGHT.md.


There is also an official Docker image suited for containerized use.

Usage in Arch Linux

Discourse is currently being tested as a replacement for FluxBB as the forum software. You can try it here https://discourse.sandbox.archlinux.org.