Re: [OVC-demo-team] Re: Please test the RII

From: Jan Karrman <jan_at_it_dot_uu_dot_se>
Date: Mon Mar 08 2004 - 13:24:45 CST

On Sun, 7 Mar 2004, Troy Davis wrote:

> One item that confused me was that I tried to hit the down arrow after
> it said that I had stated no preference on a contest. This was true,
> and I assumed I had to confirm it, so I hit the down arrow key after
> hearing that. It skipped the intro to the next contest, and I just got
> candidate names. I don't think it's a major problem, I went back at the
> end and entered a vote, but it seemed non-obvious to me, everything
> else required the down arrow to confirm, why not "no preference"?

Thank you for the feed back. This is a perfect example of what I need to
improve the interface. The phrase was not meant to be another selection
in the contest, but informative - in the same way as "You have selected
Hillary Clinton for...".

I guess it would be better to replace the "No preference indicated for..."
with "No preference was indicated for...". I will also flush everything
from the input buffer when a new contest is entered. Then any prior key
press will be ignored when entering a new contest.

Did you test entering a write-in name? That's another thing that I'd like
to have tested.

> 83. User hit down key to print ballot.
> 84. Program exited with error and traceback, starting with: [Errno 2]
> No such file or directory: '../data/ps/postscript.zlib'

Fred rearranged the printing code so that the postscript code was moved
from the script into a compressed file. For some reason the compressed
file did not make it into the CVS (probably due to the problems with SF).
I have recreated that file now.

Please keep on testing - Troy and anyone else!

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