RE: Re[2]: Digest of QA/Developer Lead Discussion

From: Mark Hull-Richter <Mark_dot_Hull-Richter_at_quest_dot_com>
Date: Mon Aug 11 2003 - 17:13:21 CDT

Please see below.

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From: Alan Dechert [mailto:adechert_at_earthlink_dot_net]
Sent: Sunday, August 10, 2003 13:41
Subject: Re: Re[2]: Digest of QA/Developer Lead

The ballot for the demo will be static. The mock up I've designed
represents a normal sized ballot. Some ballots will be larger and will have
to go on multiple pages. We are not concerned about this for the demo. The
demo is designed to give the voter the look and feel of voting on our

We are not working on the production software. The software we develop for
the demo will be thrown away. All sorts of things (hard coding) will be
acceptable for the demo that would never fly for the production system. All
of the work we are doing will serve to support the larger study which we
hope will get some funding in the fall. At that time, we will start on the
production system (and studying all sorts of other issues).

This project should feed into the Requirements and Specifications for the
production system. Again, the software will be discarded.

The production system will be vastly more complicated. We will try to make
the Requirements as complete as possible (with the production system in
mind), but only a few of the requirements will be demo-ed.

Does this make sense?


Well, yes, but if one of the things we're going to demonstrate is how versatile the system will be, perhaps having multiple data files that contain the ballot information  would be better.  This way we can show at the demo that the system can handle multiple ballots (different languages, different formats per the varying requirements of precincts across the country, etc.).  This should also allow us to demonstrate some level of superiority over the existing machines, or at the very least a base equivalency.
Or am I missing something here (in re a fixed ballot demo)?
Mark Hull-Richter
Senior Software Engineer
Quest Software
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