[OVC-demo-team] BRP update

From: Eron Lloyd <elloyd_at_lancaster_dot_lib_dot_pa_dot_us>
Date: Fri Mar 05 2004 - 09:49:06 CST

Hi all,

I'd like to submit and report the latest updates to the BRP system. The latest
module is attached. I've begun hardwiring the logic and interaction stuff
onto the UI. Pages 1 and 2 are complete. You can follow the progress at

I have a *very simple* authentication system in place, using a text file for
the ACL. Attached is my test ACL. An operator and two witnesses much
authenticate to run the BRP.

I plan to have everything completed this week, and am pushing hard knowing
that I'm already behind schedule due to life and work this week so far.
Regarding what I need assistance with:

I have no problem tackling a majority of this, except for when handing the
ballots. I really haven't had a chance to examine the existing XML I/O API
yet, only having put code stubs in place in my code thus far. If someone
could simply summarize the API, that will help save me time. What would be
*extremely* helpful would be a collection of sample ballot.xml files, all
with randomly different values that I can test through the BRP.

I also need to know how the BRP will load the vote machine ballot files.
Should I have it just point to a path, assuming it will be a CD-ROM at some

I have some other stuff I can't think of right now (this week has been very
busy at work), but I'll post as stuff comes up. Take a look at the code and
snapshots and let's continue the discussion on refinement.

Take care,


Eron Lloyd
Technology Coordinator
Lancaster County Library
Phone: 717-239-2116
Fax: 717-394-3083

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