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

Andrew Randrianasulu randrianasulu at gmail.com
Fri Apr 14 02:57:27 CEST 2023

пт, 14 апр. 2023 г., 03:48 Andrew Randrianasulu <randrianasulu at gmail.com>:

> 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 .....

TBH I also tried this around same time, with segfaulting results (you can
look for "failed experiment at making burn configurable" in archives).

Failures are memorable!

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