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

From: Fred McLain <mclain_at_zipcon_dot_net>
Date: Sat Mar 20 2004 - 22:59:54 CST

On Sat, 2004-03-20 at 09:31, David Mertz wrote:

> 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.

I agree that a combined README is a good idea. The sound files are now
in a single compressed format and that should not cause any difficulties
for an initial (aka M1) release given that our release medium is CD.
Let's go with the combined packaging and README.

Eron, you've shown some interest here. Care to do the packaging? We
still do not have anyone signed up for that. I'd like to hear from
others that are also interested in helping with this. As one of our
testers (Stuart) has noticed, the dependencies and installation leave
much to be desired. Not surprising since we haven't started that part
yet!

> 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?).

I think for the first go around we can assume a "manual" startup or at
best a manual creation of a desktop icon. This can be described in the
README. Of course if anyone feels like fixing this on their spare time,
I wouldn't object.

        -Fred-

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