I'm just finishing up a simple home page add-on, which will allow you to select a Page node to use as a home page, with a focussed home tab. Setting the index page route to the page URL will enable it to be a landing page with the root URL. In addition, a couple of simple template modifications change the page title and the browser tab to the board name. The options are very basic as it's not intended to be a replacement for a proper home page/portal add-on. It's something I have seen requested quite a few times though, so it should suffice for those who just want to use a Page node. Some screenshots.