Re: [OVC-demo-team] New contributor

From: Eron Lloyd <elloyd_at_lancaster_dot_lib_dot_pa_dot_us>
Date: Thu Jan 29 2004 - 20:21:23 CST

Regarding distutils, its the new standard python installation framework, which
is included in every vanilla-build of the source, so it won't require another
dependancy. We wouldn't need any network connection as long as everything is
included in the archive file, either.

Regarding the UI, I thought that there was someone doing some work on that, in
wxPython I believe. Was it all scrapped? I'd be more than happy to develop a
UI, but I am a committed PyQt developer, as I was never satisfied by
wxPython. I don't know if you've seen the basic ballot UI I sent with my
introduction message.

Looking at Alan's ballot mockup, that's one heck of a lot of work to produce
flexibly (and quickly), unless I would hard-code the positioning of each
element. I'm trying to limit myself to thinking about the demo, so this would
be possible, but I'm really against that for the long run. You'll run into
walls fast if you have a ballot as complicated as the recent California
recall contest. I can do several different approaches and see if the satify
the group's needs.

Firstly, however, I'll need to know about the existing effort, and a move to
PyQt (which I'll happily attempt to sell you on!), as I don't want to step on
anyone's toes...


On Thursday 29 January 2004 8:54 pm, you wrote:
> Hi Eron,
> Our only UI so far is the audio version for the visually impaired. It
> would be great to see a set of requirements including use cases and mock
> up screens for the demo user interface. Are you up for a first cut at
> that?
> I agree that we should move the .pyc files off to the attic. As far as
> Distutils is concerned, any quality open source projects we can build on
> we should use for the demo as long as the dependency is clearly listed
> in our README. A clean install is something that would certainly aide
> our demo. My vote would be to go for it.
> -Fred-

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