Re: [OVC-demo-team] Re: Reconciliation System GUI (was: Re: Ballot GUI)

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Wed Feb 25 2004 - 13:39:57 CST

Eron,

> You're right--I don't know why that's there. That and a list of poll
workers
> will already be stored in the application. Any dummy names, values you're
> thinking of? Does it matter how this is stored (right now, anyways)?
>
I don't know of any requirements here--whatever works or whatever Fred says.

> > #4 and #5 has to be the same. After the manual count is entered (say
501),
> > the number of ballots scanned (and the number of xml files written)
would
> > be incremented and displayed until you reach 501.
>
> Right.
>
Which reminds me.... we need to deal with a situation where this doesn't
come out right. This is possible if the manual ballot count is wrong and/or
a ballot is skipped in the scanning process (a ballot can't get scanned
twice without detection, right? You'll have code to say, "that ballot's
already been scanned."). In case the scanning process doesn't end up with
the same number, we have to throw out what we have and start over with the
manual ballot count. So, all the XML files (EBIs) need to be deleted and
the process re-started. For the demo, maybe we could do a simple version of
the re-start process.

> > We have [nearly] standardized the format for this XML files. I'm hoping
> > Jan and Fred will nail this down. I have been trying to get it nailed
down
> > for some time now.
>
> Sounds good. This gives me enough to get started. Let's try to get those
> format finalizations hammered out.
>
Well, just last week Jan wrote,

http://gnosis.python-hosting.com/voting-project/OVC-Demo/0148.html

I had written,

http://gnosis.python-hosting.com/voting-project/OVC-Demo/0145.html

In summary, we need...

1) The expanded file name with the "b-" or "v-" prefix plus 2-char country
code

2) Indication of source (voting machine or scanning process) of the XML file
within the file

3) Serial number of the boot CD within the XML file.

Anything else?

Alan D.

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