Does anyone have experience with translating a large (1 million line) Inventory/Accounting VB6 system to DotNet? Our contracted translation of smaller projects so far has cost us about $1 per line.. (Inventory systems are quite complex)
Microsoft is on record somewhere as estimating "Over one Man-Year per million lines." That is about 25 cents per line..
We are a "Not for profit" who has provided this software to college graduates free of charge for about 15 years. Our Funding Board has very little money and is concerned that the high Cost of Conversion will mean the death of this software package.
Some real experience and costs would be greatly appreciated.