Its been a while since there were any updates on forks in this board - but I like to mention that the fork project I talked about is still in development. ViennaBBS is a modest fork which won't change eveything - right now it has board types(boards as gallery, blog, event,downloads and docs, with possible more to come), some minor changes + a different take on the themesystem, which of course includes a new default theme. It will also be compatible with SMF mods and databse structure, so you can safely return to SMF should you not want to use it. SMF themes are not compatible though, at least not in a good way, as too much is changed in the default fallback theme.
- separate mobile/tablet templates(checks already included)
- portal system, simplified(front page functionality already added)
- flexible menu system (several main menu items auto-added upon new approvals etc. already added)
- board types, with separate main pages that summarize the different types -> a blog section for all the blog boards for example.
My plan is to release it on GitHub eventually, but until then theres some dev logs on the site: http://www.viennabbs.org/index.php?board=1.0
How the board types work are also partly shown there: http://www.viennabbs.org