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Full-time GUI coding

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Tasks

Many improvements to make. My full-time focus will give it the attention it needs. My Qt workflow (using qml-xmr) is efficient and can more quickly iterate on changes.

I expect I'll probably be working on things like new QML components, decoupling existing javascript from QML, some C++, making sure buildbot compiles, managing issue tracker, writing documentation etc etc.

Tangible tasks with priority:

Other tasks:

This is a limited set of to-do's straight from the issue tracker. There is, most definitely, more. The above list serves as an indication of things I want to look into.

How much

3 months lines up with the amount of work I plan on doing. 40 hours a week. 45$ a hour. With the Monero exchange rate at ~ $102, and a target rate of $45 a hour, three months end up giving a donations target of 180 XMR.

Payouts

Every 2 weeks + write-up which totals 6 payouts/write-ups (80 hour of work to reflect on per write-up).

Thank you for the previous donations.

  • Edit #1: Lowered hourly rate from 50 to 45.
  • Edit #2: Added more tasks
  • Edit #3: Lowered hourly rate to 37.50
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Full-time GUI coding - by dsc
[email protected]

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dsc edited 4 months ago Weight: 208 | Link [ - ]

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My first progress update. I will be including 2 months in this write-up.

I started experimenting with new wizards screens in 2018 and Jan. 2019 saw them coming to life. They look excellent, which I largely have kneuffelbund to thank for. Simple mode, as outlined on Github is currently also fully working (see my simple-mode branch) - all tough I am currently missing the appropriate icons/text for those screen. Should be done soon.

The new wizards were quite some work. They've been completely rewritten from scratch (front-end QML and Javascript).

The back-end needed for simple mode I've coded in my own time. It's a combination of py-levin, Python, Nmap and GNU Parallel. It traverses the Monero p2p network to find suitable peers. Via an API call the GUI can fetch those peers and cycle between them (simple mode).

The server will be registered with TransIP and located in Amsterdam. Some effort has been made to make sure it keeps working and I am certain the service will require minimum intervention going forward. Core team will have access to this machine.

Here are some other work I've done, excluding small PRs:

Jan. was a great month. Lots of changes. New version is going to be a big leap forward.

1 months work: 88hJ9sqyFWJKVJ1sRTXrLgfUJnCPgWmi89PicT19XapSGYND6Tok7mQgvx6kvvKqm8RvXTDWAmQUxKj99rX9Dpd1MPFRx64

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dsc posted 7 months ago Weight: 25 | Link [ + ]

Thanks for the donations. Much appreciated. I will be starting my work on 1-1-2019 (right after CCC).

binaryFate posted 7 months ago Weight: 20 | Link [ + ]

+5 XMR on behalf of XMR.to

keatonofthedrake posted 7 months ago Weight: 18 | Link [ + ]

Donation Sent! Thanks for submitting this FFS and contributing to the development!

erciccione posted 8 months ago Weight: 14 | Link [ + ]

Support this.

antw081 posted 8 months ago Weight: 14 | Link [ + ]

I would help support this FFS.

keatonofthedrake posted 8 months ago Weight: 13 | Link [ + ]

A clean user experience is important for adoption. Send to funding and I will support!

Electricsheep posted 8 months ago Weight: 13 | Link [ + ]

All for this !

nioc edited 8 months ago Weight: 12 | Link [ + ]

I do not use the GUI but understand it's importance as well as the need to improve it. I do watch it's development and have followed the work dsc has done on it especially all the work done getting it ready for the new release. He is knowledgeable, works well with others and has an obvious passion. I support this and who knows, maybe the GUI will get so good that I won't be able to resist using it :D

GoodEnough posted 8 months ago Weight: 12 | Link [ + ]

Definitely for this, as the GUI is an essential part of adoption in Monero.