It takes about a year before an EA to test before it become workable. I have been following Steve Hopewood's numerous EA. There were a handfull of followers contributing together and mind you it takes months before an EA can be traded live (mind you he is coding 1 EA/week to share).
I am a little bit annoyed what is going on in this forum. In a moment you fell the Spirit is moving and a little while the Adversary is on the offensive mode.
steve hopwood is a glowing example of selfless giver, some coders would only give ex4 but he gives mq4 and even created an EA template a one-size-fits-all shell. His MPTM ea beats the commercial ones hands down all for free without even asking for thank U from the users.
You ask on the tech forum for EA and codemeister would throw it out at you easily without even looking back.
Hayseed, Macman, ZZnbrm, geof97, everybody in FF is a selfless giver, these are ppl who have in one way or the other extended their generosity to me and other ppl in FF without casting aspersion on us.
John 3:16 - From THIS love no power on earth can me sever.