We are close to completion of a rather large Rails app, now the marketing people are insistent we have a users forum.
After searching through this listings previous threads on Rails based forums it looks like there are two main offerings.
Both look, to me, to be good and viable options. However, some of my colleagues are concerned about the maturity of these projects and the level of support they enjoy. I've searched the web seeking information but not finding anything convincing I turn to the Rails community at large for help.
The primary concern is that both of these Rails based forum projects appear to be supported by a few developers each. There also does not appear to be many releases for either project. These concerns make my colleagues defer to something like phpBB. The issues can be summarized with the questions:
What happens when project developers are no longer available?
How quickly to bugs / security issues get patched?
Are there communities revolving around these two projects?
Is there future development plans for these projects documented somewhere?
I thank you all in advance for much appreciated assistance.