Our next release of the new forum application which is designed using JSF,
you will be able to run it as a standalone web application outside of the portal environment.
Here are the details on that:
The answer is : not yet. It means that portal forums available now cannot be deployed as a standalone app. However, soon there will be a release of JBoss Forums 1.0.0Alpha which can be run as a standalone because their view is based on JSF. But few features available while deploying on portal will not be available on standalone for some time. Full compatibility with JBoss Portal is top priority and standalone is an additional thing. So, we will take care about those missing features later.
JBoss Labs Team
Thanks a lot for your fast responses