Re: Minimum hardware requirements and a few odds and ends.

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Thu Apr 22 2004 - 02:18:30 CDT

At 1:42 AM -0400 4/22/04, David Mertz wrote:
>(2) The GUI terminal doesn't need sound.
>(4) The VII and BVA don't even need framebuffer graphics, a text
>screen is fine.

Unless the GUI and VII are on the same machine.

>(5) Writing to CD--as opposed to flash card over USB, or floppy
>disk--is not necessarily the medium to store EBIs on. It's also
>possible to write to the same CD-R drive that we boot from.

Using the same CD-R drive is the right idea.

>(6) THE BRP, as currently written, -does- require a machine
>supporting PyQt, therefore Qt, therfore X11. So that's a little
>more heavy-weight. But that is only one machine per polling place.

The production version might or might not have the same dependencies.

>As to the hacking prize/contest thing... it seems a little goofy to
>me. Elections are already worth millions: there's plenty of
>motivation to hack at systems without making an advertising-style
>game out of it. Open source lets everyone try it all the time.

It's a PR gambit.

Best regards,

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