We haven't done much work on it for a while now due to other commitments. Meanwhile, though, the test installation is being "smoked out" as some internal projects have been using it for a private discussion forum.
Although the test server looks nice and works well, the problem is that I don't think it would scale well to the kind of traffic we see here at the Ranch: iIt goes to the database too often and doesn't do enough caching. Improvements in that area, and some more work that needs to be done on the administration tools, are the major components left to do.
Oh -- and of course, data migration tools to move the 800 zillion messages and nearly 100,000 user accounts from this forum to the new one! [ October 07, 2004: Message edited by: Ernest Friedman-Hill ]
We host the project on SourceForge, so anybody can get read-only access to the CVS repository right now -- it's at http://sourceforge.net/projects/mvnsaloon/ . Scott, you're welcome to check out a copy and see what you think. It's a fork of the open-source "MVN" Java forum software.