Rick Hadsall writes "Revelation was a DOS-based BBS originally based upon Telegard 2.5g source
code, but most of it was scrapped and replaced over time."
"Versions up to v0.85 were progressing in one direction, with a focus on
adding features similar to the Forum-hacks that were popular at the time
(Celerity, Velocity, LSDBBS, Alacrity, etc etc). The author of Paragon
contacted us, and his software, also a Telegard 2.5g based effort, had
focused on rewriting the message system and other subsystems, as well as
writing in multi-node support. We decided to merge together, and he soon
dropped out of it, leaving us the integration of the code as well as all
remaining tasks. We added several built-in games, new message bases, new
menuing system, 100% fully configurable text files (like Major BBS had!),
improved file systems, and more. We even had a teleconference program
like Major BBS, but it was never released as it was lost in a source update
"The last ever officially released version was v0.96 beta 4, which you have on your site.
The authors were Gary Gann and me (Rick Hadsall). Some bug fixing during
version 0.95 was done by Jeff Routledge and Mike Wood, but no major
enhancements. They were never authorized to release versions, either..'
"An OS/2 port in C++ was being worked on, but it was very early Alpha and
never saw the light of day."