Re: [OVC-demo-team] New contributor

From: Fred McLain <mclain_at_zipcon_dot_net>
Date: Thu Jan 29 2004 - 20:50:35 CST

Hi Eron & all,

I've not heard from the person doing the UI design on this list over the
last week. It's possible that it's still being worked on. I don't want
to step on any toes here, but if it is being worked on it would be great
to get the requirements committed to the repository.

There is a functional ballot generator checked in under $CVSROOT/Print,
so it would appear that the GUI itself is the long pole in the tent.

David, could you fill us in on the GUI developer situation?


On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 18:21, Eron Lloyd wrote:
> 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...
> Eron
> 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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