[MPlayer-users] Request for MPLAYER development assistance (this is for money)
ivop at euronet.nl
Thu Feb 7 23:00:39 CET 2008
On Thursday 07 February 2008 22:05, Rich Felker wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 07, 2008 at 03:26:06AM -0600, DAVE wrote:
> > I basically estimate a very savvy good programmer may take
> > a few fortnights to finish the project, depending on skill
> > level and knowledge of this platform. If you can do it in
> > a couple days then perfect! This will not be a HUGE
> > project, ... but it does have some detail to it.
> > The amount I can pay will be in the hundreds of dollars.
> > I pay in cash, and can work out details with you once we
> > get things moving.
> Do you really expect to find someone with such smaller offerings? A
> few hundred dollars would be fine for a 1- or 2-day project, but I
> don't think you'll find anyone willing to code for less than minimum
> (Hint: 2 weeks of coding at just 5 days a week and 10 hours a day
> would be 100 hours of work. "Hundreds of dollars" doesn't seem so good
> anymore does it?)
Yeah, exactly. 100 hours would be something like 750 euro / 1100 USD over
here at minimum wage (before taxes that is).
> > 1) Understanding of SOURCE CODE completely, to make simple and
> > advanced changes to core code
MPlayer has over 800,000 lines of code. Nobody understands all the code
completely and people that come close will probably not want to work for
> Also you should make it clear up front that you understand the GPL,
> since surely no one wants to help you infringe on it. The way you're
> acting so secretive about what the project actually is makes it sound
> like you have some commercial motive which might or might not be
> compatible with the GPL.
Yes, that's what I was thinking too. The secrecy and interest in OSD related
code seems to point in the direction of an STB/STU.
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