This will be my final update for this campaign. I have two news items backers may be interested in.
1. The comment feedback from the survey I ran have been posted on my website with my replies: http://www.itsqueeze.com/2013/11/mesa-crowd-funding-survey-feedback/
2. Due to popular request I am running a second campaign to do some more Mesa work. http://igg.me/p/585689/x/2053460 please contact me if you have any questions about my new campaign that I have not explained on my campaign page.
Thanks again to you all for backing my first campaign :)
For those that don't already know the Mesa patches were committed a few days ago to the Mesa project which is great. Now all that needs to be done is some additional work to get the Piglit tests committed also. Plus after talking to one of the Mesa dev's there are a couple of possible improvements to the mesa patches to come.
Also for those interested I have posted a blog post on my website with some early results from the survey that was run last week. If you have not yet completed the survey you can still do so here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3LX8WNC
You can see the results here: http://www.itsqueeze.com/2013/09/funding-linux-advancements-via-crowd-funding/
There have also been many useful comments submitted as part of the survey and I hope to write another blog post responding to them all sometime next week.
Well that's it the project has reached an end.
In my opinion its been an overwhelming success on all counts. When I first published the campaign I really didn't think I would actually reach the target. So once again thanks to you all.
To finish things off I have created a small (5 questions) survey that I would be interested in both backers and non-backer completing if you have a spare moment:
Here is the final project wrap up:
- The KHR_debug Mesa patches are all done and I'm just waiting on a Mesa dev to commit them.
- I have submitted the remaining piglit tests to the list for review: http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/piglit/2013-August/007139.html
- The unfinished documentation can be found on this list http://lists.itsqueeze.com/listinfo.cgi/mesa-crowd-source-itsqueeze.com I will continue to update the document after the 10 days is up if there is enough interest in it (so far no one seems to be).
So whats next? I've already had people ask me what I intend to do after this. Well the short answer is go back to my day job. However I have also been contacted and informed about possible opportunities to work as a FOSS developer so I will see what comes of it. I've also been asked if I will run another Crowd Funding Mesa campaign and the answer is I'm not sure. I would have to find an extension I felt comfortable completing in a limited time-frame. I'm also contemplating other options for working as an independent FOSS developer on a longer term basis, I will possibly announce more on this later.
Some good news for you all today :) This morning I could see a little light at the end of the tunnel and so put in an extra long day. The result is that I've just posted a full patchset to the Mesa mailing list for review see: http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/mesa-dev/2013-August/043831.html So now I'll wait to see what the Mesa guys have to say about the implementation.
In the mean time I still have 4 more days that I have promised you I would work on Mesa so things will continue on. I still have some piglit tests to tidy up/write and I've put the documentation on hold the past couple of days as I wanted to get a patchset sent out as soon as possible so that I would have time to work on any feedback I got within the next few days.
In other news the campaign officially ended today and I would like to say another big thank you to you all. Its always been a bit of a dream of mine to actually be paid to work on FOSS (and for that matter sit around all day in my PJ's) and thanks to you all that dream has come true even if only for two weeks.For more details on whats happened over the passed 6 days see the github wiki page: https://github.com/tarceri/mesa-debug/wiki/Implementing-KHR_debug-in-Mesa-3D-Graphics-Library
Quick update to let you know work is underway. As mentioned previously I won't be spamming you daily but you can follow my daily progress by checking out the wiki page here: https://github.com/tarceri/mesa-debug/wiki/Implementing-KHR_debug-in-Mesa-3D-Graphics-Library
The daily progress pages can be found under the heading titled Update.