Re: Current OVC codebase download?

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

Try,
<http://gnosis.python-hosting.com/voting-project/May.2005/0319.html>

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
future.

Thanks, Ed Kennedy
--- "Cameron L. Spitzer" <cls@truffula.sj.ca.us>
wrote:

> >Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 14:31:19 -0700 (PDT)
> >From: "Edmund R. Kennedy" <ekennedyx@yahoo.com>
> >Subject: Re: [OVC-discuss] Current OVC codebase
> download?
> >To: "David Webber \(XML\)" <david@drrw.info>,
> > Open Voting Consortium discussion list
> <ovc-discuss@listman.sonic.net>
>
> >Hello David:
>
> >Try <http://sourceforge.net/projects/evm2003>. 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?
> ><http://slax.linux-live.org/download.php>. 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 evm2003-bva-beta.zip. 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/wizard.py. 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 gnosis.cx, 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
> gnosis.python-hosting.com/voting-project 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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