Ping On Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 9:31:14 AM UTC+1, Niall Douglas wrote: > > 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: >> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_z9lkDiIVBJ-a-oc-po2QrkNjf4Gf-Eb9lDb15gr7m8/edit?usp=sharing >> >> 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 >> code. >> > They can also be used independently in case you don't need a full >> parser. >> > - Real time was spent testing the abstractions to prevent errors. >> Good >> > test cases, bad test cases, lots of them, new tests that would >> simulate >> > 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 >> Tufão >> > project (an active and not new project which already has some users >> and >> > 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 >> mistakes. >> >> >> 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. >> >> Niall >> >>
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