Re: [OVC-demo-team] BRP code/documentation update

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Sat Mar 20 2004 - 11:31:10 CST

On Mar 20, 2004, at 9:06 AM, Eron Lloyd wrote:
> I originally didn't include them because I assumed they would be part
> of the
> dependencies list for the full package.

I see. But Python itself is also required for the full package, so
there -is- some overlap.

> This would probably be a good time to
> discuss packaging/installation of everything together. Should each
> piece be a
> separate package, or should we keep everything together?

I'll defer to Fred on this. But my own opinion is that the whole
EVM2003 package is not particularly large, so we might as well just
require users to grab the whole thing. Well, actually, I guess the
sound files *are* large, maybe those should be packaged separately.
Also those are both language and nationally specific--e.g. I don't
think an Aussie who downloads our package wants to demonstrate Alan's
California accent, even though both speaking English (nothing against
Alan's fine speaking voice is meant :-)).. And certainly the Spanish
or Hindi versions will use different sound files.

> Do we want to set it
> to live in <python>/site-packages? Also, how are we going to launch the
> programs (shell, .desktop files, GUI, etc.)? If we make these
> decisions now,

I think $PYTHONPATH/site-packages/evm2003/... is a good place for the
files to live. That's what distutils will give us by default. But we
want symlinks, or shell scripts, or desktop icons, to launch the apps.
I'm not sure about the launching part--it seems a bit platform-specific
(should we assume *nix/KDE?).

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