Re: Demo GUI (was: Re: [OVC-demo-team] New contributor)

From: Fred McLain <mclain_at_zipcon_dot_net>
Date: Fri Jan 30 2004 - 13:00:38 CST

As Al mentioned, we should hold off until Tuesday. I'm also a strong
believer in doing a set of requirements before coding so that we can agree
on what it will look like and then be able to test the results. Starting
with a set of function points describing in general what the demo GUI will
do would be a great start.

        -Fred-

On Fri, 30 Jan 2004 13:53:28 -0500, Eron Lloyd
<elloyd@lancaster.lib.pa.us> wrote:

> Alright, will do. While I'm really leary about using a custom toolkit, at
> least in the long-run, I trust Gene will be able to produce something
> usable
> for the demo. I've already pretty much modified some of my existing
> ballot UI
> components and am just about done piecing together a prototype, so I'll
> be
> ready with an alternative if things don't work out. I've been looking
> closely
> at the BVM and RII code, and wonder where the curses interface will come
> into
> play; should it be more loosely coupled to curses, since we will be
> using a
> different interface, not curses? I'll see what I can do.
>
> Eron
>
> On Friday 30 January 2004 12:55 pm, you wrote:
>> > > My suggestion is to arrive at a general UI model rather than
>> > > trying to exactly reproduce Alan's mockup in the demo code, which
>> > > might be a tough call.
>> >
>> > ...
>> >
>> > I tend to agree with Anand on this. A compelling reason is the
>> > restriction on screen space, and the drift and low pointing resolution
>> > of touch screen displays, should we choose to use one for the demo.
>>
>> BTW, I just spoke with Gene Mosher over the phone. He has been busy
>> with
>> his company (www.viewtouch.com ) but will try to get us something by
>> Tues.
>> Let's give him until then. If he continues to be too busy to contribute
>> code, then we'll hand the GUI baton to someone else.
>>
>> Alan
>>
>>
>> ---
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>

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