RE: GUI, hold the widgets

From: Karl Auerbach <karl_at_cavebear_dot_com>
Date: Wed May 05 2004 - 21:51:25 CDT

Using a gaming platform - no matter how good - is a kiss of death. It
makes the resulting system easy to dismiss as a toy.

The XBOX could be an excellent platform - but it conveys the wrong
message.

The same holds if a game style library is used.

In addition, I do not believe that game style libraries are any better in
terms of simplicity or security than a widget style library - in fact,
because the testing tends to be less widespread there actually could be
more lurking bugs in a game package.

Also, the voting station is actually the easiest of the stations we need
to build. The reconciliation, and voting place administration stations
will certainly have much more complex user interfaces that need full blown
GUIs.

                --karl--
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