Normally the old adage of "never fuck with something that works" is true.....however, when your security is outdated and support dries up.....there is no choice in the matter.
Seriously, Ashal would only be doing this because it is necessary. Stop and think how much work he is going to have to put in to make the move. No one would take that on if it was just a shiny new coat of paint.
The software upgrade isn't a shiny new coat of pain I suspect it is an entire rework of the code from bottom up. Very different from what we have now considering how old it is. Also being so very different from the previous system... might mean that we won't have all the functionality we had up to now. Just like the previous change over there will be some time to adjust and we will just have to accept it. Hopefully in time he will be able to add on some of the features we know and love however I for one will forgo some of the features for a solid reliable, dependable and safe site to use.
Um......I think you misread my post. Unless you just quoted it by mistake. I was sarcastically stating that Ashal would "not" be taking it on if it was "just" a new shiny new coat of paint. IE....it isn't.
Between the support and security, the upgrade is a must. No real choice in the matter for the Boss. I feel very sorry for the amount of work he is going to have to put in to make this happen.......and the amount of shit he is going to receive for doing something he really must. Talk about a kick in the balls.
I was confirming that it wasn't a shiny new coat... however re-reading the post I can see how you get that misunderstood. Edited it for more clarity. Thank for pointing that out.