Looking at our development task list, it seems realistic to set the first week of June as our target launch date.
Yes, a whole week can be a launch date. Okay!? D: Shhh. It's getting close!
Obviously that's only if nothing hideous and major comes up in testing, but things have been pretty stable for a while now with only minor bugs to sort out.
Our major problem at the moment is we only have a very basic server with little disk space and slow processors.
When Inkbunny launches we are going to get HAMMERED. The amount of interest this site has already generated combined with the fact we allow artists to upload several hundred images at a time with bulk uploads means we need to be prepared for rapid growth.
We are going to get lots of new members using the system intensively as soon as we launch.
Things may settle down after the initial flood of new members but that may take weeks or months. We don't want to run into the same problems other sites have had on launching where the user base outgrew the server so fast the admins couldn't raise the cash and upgrade fast enough,
For at least the first three months I'd like to have two servers, one for the database (that does all the info storage and retrieval) and one for the web application (the one that does all the gruntwork of serving pages and crunching images).
This means we need to raise at least $600US in two weeks. x.x;; If anyone can assist us with this, please let us know. Inkbunny is my only job, and it's not a paying one (at least not yet!). Developing it has been my only employment for almost a year now so there's a big hole in my pocket. I really need your help! If you believe in what we are doing and can lend us a few bucks to get started, please either donate here to the user