Re: Current OVC codebase download?

From: Edmund R. Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Wed Jul 13 2005 - 11:02:38 CDT


Also, I'm wrong about Debian. My wandering through
the archives shows that it's probably Fedora.

Does Knoppix have the same reduced size modules that
Slax has? Finally, isn't Slax nominally a 'US'
product while Knoppix is a 'German' product. I'm
thinking about 'Buy American' rules and also about way
flaks from the 'big 3' can attack our product in the

Thanks, Ed Kennedy
--- "Cameron L. Spitzer" <>

> >Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 14:31:19 -0700 (PDT)
> >From: "Edmund R. Kennedy" <>
> >Subject: Re: [OVC-discuss] Current OVC codebase
> download?
> >To: "David Webber \(XML\)" <>,
> > Open Voting Consortium discussion list
> <>
> >Hello David:
> >Try <>. I'm
> >not sure, but I believe it's currently tailored for
> >Debian Linux. I'm still waiting for an iso image
> of
> >the software with Linux. How about all 41mb of
> Slax
> >Frodo folks?
> ><>. There's
> >something there about creating modules.
> I'm sorry, that's my bad. I downloaded the tarball
> from
> sourceforge and realized I didn't know where to
> start
> or where I was going. So I set it on the
> to-do-later
> pile. Then Knoppix switched from the build path it
> had been using, which is documented in a Linux
> Journal
> article, an O'Reilly "Hacks" book, and at least two
> online
> tutorials (they're all wrong, but you can
> triangulate to
> a working procedure from any three of them), to a
> new
> setup based on a new file system (UNIONFS)
> that isn't part of the standard kernel. I knew how
> to make a customized Knoppix 3.7 but I don't have a
> clue
> how to modify 3.9 without breaking it.
> I've always admired the programmers who can just
> look
> at a code tree and figure out where main() is and
> what the thing does and how you use it. It's a
> knack
> you're born with, and if you have it you have no
> idea how rare it is. Someone tells you a URL, and
> it leads
> to a set of files to download, and you just know.
> The rest of us need some kind of written directions.
> (That's what I loved about the second Linux distro I
> ever tried,
> "HJ's GCC." It came on five floppies. HJ's English
> was
> awful, but he *got* it about the difference between
> those
> with the knack and those without. The complete
> "HJ's GCC" documentation/release notes/howto was an
> email
> you could print on two pages. Nothing missing,
> nothing
> extra, and 100% accurate. This was back when most
> of the
> libraries and the X server were extras you had to
> find
> and compile. "HJ's GCC" was my only OS at home for
> two years,
> until Slackware got its act together, and it beat
> hell out
> of SCO's System V.)
> I found a collection of .WAV files
> in Also BVA.PRG and BVA.EXE.
> Seems to be a DOS or win32 app.
> There's a set of Python sources in
> evm-brp-04192004.tar.gz.
> The sourceforge release note is empty. Just for fun
> I
> tried running brp/ Bombs at line 7,
> "ImportError: No module named qt".
> I installed python-qt3 and python-qt-dev. Bombs at
> line 9,
> "ImportError: No module named gnosis.xml.objectify"
> Debian package search comes up empty.
> Google leads me to, which seems to be some
> kind
> of puzzle. There's a review of Live Linux CDs from
> last
> year by Dr. Mertz, which mentions a Live CD called
> EVMix.
> First I've heard of that.
> This leads into an archived discussion at
> of a demo
> to be based on Strongbox. Then a bunch of people
> are
> asking how to install it and the trail peters out.
> It's back on the to-do-later pile. Too much
> detective work.
> Sorry.
> Cameron
> PS., one of the greatest engineers I ever worked for
> told me the only real product of any engineering
> department is
> documentation. Nobody gives a damn about the
> prototype
> board you just got working in the lab, or the kernel
> binary you just built on your special office
> environment,
> because there's only one and nobody knows how to
> build
> another. I've heard that was the problem with
> Netscape 4 that
> forced them to sell out to AOL, it took seven
> different
> complilers or something and nobody could built it.
> I think he's
> an architect at cisco now, or retired.
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