I am an extremely qualified C++ developer with over 12 years experience.
Unfortunately, I find my only long-term project, xMule, to be very very
saddening, due to how the overall ed2k community treats me. (Just look at
While I have been on the xMule project roughly 2x longer than any one else, and
have committed the majority of the code (70%), the people I have to deal with
(most notably the aMule people) are very difficult to live with. Over the past
6 months, since the aMule fork, I have operated largely by a process of ignoring
them, even after xmule.org was totally taken down hostily (permanently) starting
in early April.
This is largely failing. By some flip of the cosmic wheel, aMule, the fork of
my project, has received more real support, more real contributions, from a far
wider audience, than xMule ever has, even when we were the only eMule client for
unix, and even tho the main developer of aMule did not know how to write a hello
world program when I brought him on the xMule team. Obviously I am failing and
am no good at project leadership.
As a guy put it so succinctly in the anonymous comments of xmule.ws (we get
flamed continuously by amule fanatics
"xMule and Un-Thesis need to hurry up
I want to join a new project so badly
Requirements: C++, wxWidgets,
preferably with a *LOT* of work needed to be done. I would like to a) port to
different platforms, b) unicode, c) make more efficient, etc. The larger the
project the better. xMule is roughly 150,000 lines of code, and I work at it
roughly 80 hours a week every week, with zero compensation. So, I will be an
invaluable contributor to any project.
The only thing I ask is that I am allowed to keep the copyrights to all of my
code, as aMule has so abused my copyright that people who code aMule do not even
know xMule exists
I need some thing where I can feel I am contributing something good. I DO NOT
WANT LEADERSHIP ROLE AT ALL
as I have been very emotionally scarred by the
aMule people and their users. I am also very very bad at eliciting support for
an application. I need a project that is wide in scope and size.
I like xMule because it is large and uses a great deal of wx, and because I can
wokr on so many different things (networking, wxDC, custom controls, memory
management, etc etc etc). I am also looking for something that, like xMule, I
can spend YEARS on. Hopefully there is an active community, for one of the
highlights of the pre-aMule days was being able to help people in the forums :-))
Of course, if you really want to help me, you can hire me :-) I work well on a
team, just ask Carlo Wood (creator of Undernet's IRCD and GCC's C++ demangler),
Avi Vahl, Upload2010, or any number of other developers of xMule besides the
horrible duo of madcat and kry.
I just want to be able to code and totally forget this chapter of my life. Any
chance of that? Let me know.