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

From: Fred McLain <mclain_at_zipcon_dot_net>
Date: Fri Jan 30 2004 - 13:14:06 CST

Oops! I did it again!

It's Alan, not Al. Sorry Alan!

        -Fred-

On Fri, 30 Jan 2004 11:00:38 -0800, Fred McLain <mclain@zipcon.net> wrote:

>
> 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
>>>
>>>
>>> ---
>>> [This E-mail scanned for viruses by Declude Virus]
>>
>
>
>

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