[OVC-demo-team] EVM Milestone 1, Integrator (was: New Dev Lead Selected -- Fred McLain)

From: Fred McLain <mclain_at_zipcon_dot_net>
Date: Thu Feb 05 2004 - 10:04:45 CST

On Wed, 2004-02-04 at 21:39, Alan Dechert wrote:
> I hope you all will join me in throwing your support to our new Development
> Lead for the OVC demo.

Thanks Alan, and thank you to everyone who has worked to bring the
project to this point. I also appreciate all the kind words of
welcome. I'm a strong believer in taking complex problems and finding
simple solutions to them, so I would like to propose a very simple set
of goals for our first milestone release. If we can work toward these
goals as a community I believe we will have something that Alan can
demonstrate in a very short time frame. Here are a set of goals for our
first release. Let's focus on these tasks in the short term while
understanding that for M2 we may take on some of the more complex bits
discussed on this list so far. Please let me know which parts you each
feel most competent to complete.

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EVM Integrator Release

To form into one whole; to make entire; to complete; to
renew; to restore; to perfect. ``That conquest rounded and
integrated the glorious empire.'' --De Quincey.

EVM Milestone 1 release goals

     1. Integrate existing components under a very simple static
        graphical user interface (GUI)
        
     2. Link the new graphical and the audio (RII) UI to the printing
        system
        
     3. Create a smooth work flow for both the GUI and RII
        
     4. Create a reliable RPM based install for Redhat 9 with
        installation instructions
        
GUI use case for Integrator M1

     1. Display instructions screen with a "Continue" button.
        
     2. Display the Ballot screen*
        
     3. User makes selections and presses "Finished"**
        
     4. System prints ballot and returns to step 1
        
In debug mode at step 4:

4) System writes a temporary file and displays the postscript file.

* The display needs to be as simple as possible and yet accurately
representing the ballot in an approved form. A simple graphic (e.g. PNG)
fits these requirements.

** A confirmation step may be inserted here, possibly a view of the
printed form of the ballot with an option to return to voting or to
print now (TBD).

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