Re: [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 - 20:55:30 CST

Greetings all,

Are there any comments on the Integrator release objectives? I hope we
can keep the GUI for Integrator as simple as possible and start forward
on it ASAP. Note that for the M1 release the ballot is a static
display, only the user selections vary it. For this release we do not
need to be able to accommodate all possible ballots, just the sample.
It's located here:



On Thu, 2004-02-05 at 08:04, Fred McLain wrote:
> 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.
> ------- SNIP -------
> 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).
> ------- SNIP -------
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