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

From: Ed Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 2004 - 21:54:08 CDT

Hello All:

    Forgive me, but I need to beg all of you to follow some of the nominal
rules about acronyms. The first time one uses an acronym like VII or BVA
it's a good idea to explain what it means like, "GUI (Graphical User
Interface). After than you're home free. Obviously some acronyms are
rather common like FYI or SNAFU but it's a good idea as the group expands to
consider that not all of us are computer scientists or are in computer
connected businesses. So, when in doubt, explain your acronyms or expect to
loose some of us from time to time. HTH (Hope This Helps).

Thanks, Ed Kennedy

----- Original Message -----
From: "Arthur Keller" <arthur@kellers.org>
To: <voting-project@lists.sonic.net>
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 12:18 AM
Subject: Re: [voting-project] Minimum hardware requirements and a few odds
and ends.

> 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,
> Arthur
>
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