Re: [OVC-demo-team] Combined file release oddities

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Wed Mar 24 2004 - 09:03:41 CST

Thanks, Jan,

The BVA app works fine. It runs under DOS or Windows (9x or NT/2000). It's
the least of my worries right now.

Lots of work to do.....

Alan

> On Wed, 24 Mar 2004, David Mertz wrote:
>
> > Is the plan, then, to run a DOS machine for the BVA station? There's
> > nothing particularly wrong with that, but we should be sure we have our
> > plans (well, the CA folks, not me) clear for the demo.
> >
> >
>
> Alan is certainly aware of this:
>
> http://gnosis.python-hosting.com/voting-project/OVC-Demo/0171.html
>
>
> > Also, I noticed Alan's code for the BVA; it is assuming it will be run
in
> a
> > Win32 environment? I thought the goal was to produce a system using
> > completely open components? If all he needs is something to read
barcodes
> and
> > generate an audio playlist, that can be done in Linux just as easily.
....
> >
> Right. The problem is that I spent a lot of time trying to get someone to
> write this ... then finally wrote it myself in one afternoon with tools I
am
> familiar with. At this point, it has been tested by several people and it
> works fine on a legacy system.
>
> Keep in mind that with the demo, we are only demonstrating some concepts.
> We can break whatever rules to get it done. The software will be thrown
out
> after the demo. I really don't want to re-do pieces that are done enough
at
> this point. I want to focus on getting the pieces done that are left to
be
> done. If we have time to put something in there that is better, we can do
> that. But let's get it all done and assembled before we talk about
re-doing
> parts of it. We are going to make a go/no-go decision March 1 for a March
> 15 demo.
>
>
> /Jan
>
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