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[–] PuttItOut [S] 1 points 99 points (+100|-1) ago 

We would love to port our code to .NET Core and run on Linux, but this is a big job, maybe 3-4 months of code freeze and port. Would only happen if we got funding.


[–] Datawych 0 points 143 points (+143|-0) ago 

Post to all the Linux subs. I'm sure you can find a bunch of fuckin' nerds who'd be willing to contribute.


[–] UchihaMadara 0 points 120 points (+120|-0) ago 

You need to go Linux. Freeze the code, and fucking switch. You don't need funding to do it. There's plenty of asspies who will dedicate their time and help.


[–] nice_tie 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Asspie 3, reporting in. Put this shit in PHP / Python / [insert non-MS open source language here], and I'm in. Also, Azure seems super expensive. AWS seems to be much cheaper, though I haven't done a full analysis on a large production infrastructure.

Dockerize everything to simplify ops, and use free 'nix tools for development. Operational and development costs will be cut by at least half. @PuttItOut: If you're interested, I'm glad to hop on it and help out wherever I can.


[–] Squints145 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I'm an asspie who would dedicate help!


[–] SomewhatNeutral 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

JSP / PHP developer standing by.


[–] DJT 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

This. AssBurger reporting in. I fucks with PHP, MySQL, and Linux.


[–] UchihaMadara 1 points 87 points (+88|-1) ago 

If funds are also very low, you might need to suspend Voat for a few weeks. You can cut costs by half by switching to Linux. It wouldn't take 3-4 months to port. Maybe 4-8 weeks under an adderall fueled code crunch.

Can you just rewrite the platform entirely and/or recruit to rewrite under an open stack? Going .net was your biggest mistake.


[–] something_went_wrong 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago  (edited ago)

suspend Voat for a few weeks

Translates to instant death to this site's userbase


[–] pessimisticsteel 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

Donate your trust fund, rich boy. :)


[–] Nihilist 0 points 27 points (+27|-0) ago 

How much do you think you could save running on Linux ?


[–] tribblepuncher 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago  (edited ago)

While I'm not Putt, I can say that it'd probably be a lot easier to find a new provider at the very least, so there would be a great deal more competition for Voat's business. While I haven't touched server stuff like that in some time, it's pretty simple to find Linux providers. Plus, considering Microsoft's recent stand on Windows 10 having built-in censorship tools (and their prior stand on having built-in spyware), I wouldn't trust Azure anyway.


[–] LostandFound 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Have done other resource intensive websites usually at least 75%, azure is crippling. Best was about 98% reduction after moving a video 'chat' site we just agreed a fixed cost for next to unlimited bandwidth with another provider only paying extra on cpu rental if and when needed.


[–] Donbuster 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Hard to say. Without hard bandwidth numbers, you can't just go look at a hosting providers rates and expect to figure out what we need. A considerable amount per moth, sure, maybe even a few thousand, but the work needed to get there is obscene. We should make the switch at some point, but if we want the site to survive such a switch, a 3-4 month nest egg should be built up


[–] ninjai 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I work in IT and handle many infrastructures. Microsoft licensing is fucking madness.