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

Igor BEGHETTO igorbeg at visi1.org
Sun Apr 23 11:34:08 CEST 2023

This is really a bad story. And a bad behaviour from a programmer.

Il 14/04/2023 00:28, Phyllis Smith via Cin ha scritto:
> 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.

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