[Cin] "CinGG Summer of Code" Ernest Ibarra disappointment/failure

Andrew Randrianasulu randrianasulu at gmail.com
Fri Apr 14 02:48:02 CEST 2023

пт, 14 апр. 2023 г., 01:28 Phyllis Smith via Cin <cin at lists.cinelerra-gg.org

> Last summer I put out an ad for a 10 week CinGG summer of code with the
> title of "Linux / C++ beginner / student" with an enticement of $400 each
> week for compiling, execution of well outlined steps, and make mods to the
> "burn" plugin to just add the gui variables.  I thought someone might like
> the challenge and could put in a few hours each week (before and after
> "aging" plugin gui mods would serve as a guideline).
> Response from Ernest Ibarra was "he was interested" and had a "Mac Pro
> with Ubuntu and also had 3 years of C++ knowledge". Pointed him to the
> Manual on how to build CinGG and he sent me a screenshot showing a built
> version.  So I assumed he was able to do a build which would mean he had to
> have done a compile??
> Ibarra was paid $400 a week for 4 weeks just to experiment with coding but
> by the end of the 4th week he reported "having a really hard time
> compiling" just the plugin.  I suggested he do a full compile with his
> modifications in (since supposedly he had compiled the whole program at
> least once, right?).
> Ernest Ibarra stopped replying to my emails after 4 weeks of PayPal
> payments by June 28th. Finally on July 19th, after receiving another 2
> weeks (total $2400) I asked Ibarra to send me the code that he could not
> get to compile so I could compile it myself but never heard back.  BIG
> DISAPPOINTMENT -- should not 3 years of C++ be enough for a competent
> programmer to work on a very small part of Cinelerra? So I am closing BT
> #62 as being a HUGE FAILURE -- at least with Ernest Ibarra.

Ow! Guess this mean if something like this about to happen in future we
better to start with even smaller (non-paid) qualification task, and pay
sum at the end of period after looking at results .....

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