Any idea when these payments might be processed?
On Monday, October 3, 2016 at 10:11:32 AM UTC+1, Niall Douglas wrote:
> Apologies for the delay on sending this until after CppCon. The cause is
> that one of the students did not perform much work during the second half,
> and neither myself nor his mentor nor Bryce had the spare time to properly
> deal with that situation until after CppCon, so I kicked the can down the
> road by giving him an extension. Now we have some free time back we'll get
> on with doing something, specifically that I have asked Bryce to
> impartially review the student's work and compare that to the work plan
> outlined at the beginning.
> That leaves the reports for the other two students who have been kept
> waiting for their final payment for a month longer than they should.
> *Boost.Compute, Jakub Szuppe*
> Detailed report:
> Mentor is very pleased with the work done this summer.
> Boost.Http, Vinícius dos Santos Oliveira
> > - Mini parser were introduced. They're stateless and simplify the
> > They can also be used independently in case you don't need a full
> > - Real time was spent testing the abstractions to prevent errors. Good
> > test cases, bad test cases, lots of them, new tests that would
> > network fragmented bytes (one of the test binaries was starting to
> get more
> > than 30 minutes to compile under GCC Debug and I had to split it into
> > smaller tests), enabling the sanitizer tests. Still need to add fuzz
> > testing, but this will be to the future.
> > - I've integrated the parser into Boost.Http message framework (which
> > immediately benefited the parser with already existing tests) and
> > project (an active and not new project which already has some users
> > became beta testers for us in the wild).
> > - Client parser was finished.
> > - Commits to make the parser more liberal in respect with what it
> > accepts (the robustness principle).
> > - Some refactors.
> Mentor reports that student initially went down route which was unwise and
> disregarded mentor's advice. This caused some frustration for the mentor.
> However, a while in student realised why mentor's advice was correct and he
> replaced earlier route with correct route. This introduced a fair bit of
> delay and caused original work plan to be missed by a fair chunk, however
> when evaluating the whole summer's improvement mentor is pleased with the
> overall outcome and recommends a pass.
> I personally would like to add that I've been watching this project for
> some years and the student consistently works hard over the past three
> years I've been watching. I have generally been impressed. Ignoring advice
> from one's elders and realising the consequences is an important part of
> the development of any engineer, especially as occasionally the student is
> right and the elders are wrong. Most of the time, of course, it's the other
> way round, but that's one of the most valuable parts of a mentor-mentee
> relationship, and the best lessons you learn are generally from your
> I would ask the steering committee to release the final payment for the
> above students and mentor Kyle (Bjorn isn't accepting his payment). They've
> waited long enough.
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