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OpenSlides VoteCollector Plugin

Project description

Overview

This plugin connects OpenSlides with the software “VoteCollector” to provide electronic voting for motions with Keypads from Voteworks.

The OpenSlides VoteCollector Plugin was contracted by the German company Voteworks GmbH. It was initially developed by the core authors of OpenSlides, Oskar Hahn and Emanuel Schütze (Intevation GmbH), in April 2012. Currently, it is maintained by Emanuel Schütze.

Requirements

  • OpenSlides 1.7.x
  • VoteCollector 1.3.x

Install

I. Installation on Windows (with OpenSlides portable version)

  1. Install and run VoteCollector

    Download VoteColletor from http://files.softwein.de/VoteCollector.zip

    To use VoteCollector in simulation mode (no keypads required) please run from command line:

    VoteCollector.exe -s
    

    Note: You have to buy a license key for VoteCollector to use more than 5 keypads. See http://www.voteworks.de/TedSystem-Anwendungen/Mitgliederversammlungen/VoteCollector-OpenSlides.html

  2. Get latest VoteCollector plugin release from:

    https://github.com/OpenSlides/openslides-votecollector/tags

  3. Move the (extracted) subdirectory ‘openslides_votecollector’ to:

    '<path-to-openslides-portable>/openslides/plugins/'
    
  1. Start openslides.exe.

Now the plugin installation is finished. You can open the new menu item ‘VoteCollector’ in the main navigation of OpenSlides.

Change settings of plugin under ‘Configuration > VoteCollector’.

II. Installation on GNU/Linux and MacOSX

  1. Install and run VoteCollector (on Windows only, e.g. in a VirtualBox machine)

    Download VoteColletor from http://files.softwein.de/VoteCollector.zip

    To use VoteCollector in simulation mode (no keypads required) please run from command line:

    VoteCollector.exe -s
    

    Note: You have to buy a license key for VoteCollector to use more than 5 keypads. See http://www.voteworks.de/TedSystem-Anwendungen/Mitgliederversammlungen/VoteCollector-OpenSlides.html

  2. Setup and activate a virtual environment:

    $ virtualenv .virtualenv
    
    $ source .virtualenv/bin/activate
    
  3. Install OpenSlides and VoteCollector plugin from the Python Package Index (PyPI):

    $ pip install openslides openslides-votecollector
    
    OpenSlides and all required python packages will be installed.
    
  4. Start OpenSlides:

    $ openslides
    

Now the plugin installation is finished. You can open the new menu item ‘VoteCollector’ in the main navigation of OpenSlides.

Change settings of plugin under ‘Configuration > VoteCollector’.

Seating plan

To change the seating plan edit openslides_votecollector/seating_plan.py and change the creation of Seat objects in the setup_default_plan() function.

License and authors

This plugin is Free/Libre Open Source Software and distributed under the MIT License, see LICENSE file. The authors are mentioned in the AUTHORS file.

Changelog

Version 1.2 (2015-03-02)

  • Added possibility to delete personal poll data to make polls anonymous.
  • Coupled keypad activation/deactivation with user’s status. Anonymous keypads are now always active.
  • Fixed bug in keypad form.
  • Allow to set a config that all incoming votes on seating plan are colored in grey only. So you can see which seat has voted but not how.

Version 1.1 (2015-01-23)

  • Updated to OpenSlides 1.7.x/1.6.x.
  • Updated for VoteCollector 1.3.4.
  • Added personal and anonymous voting.
  • New config options for live mode and seating plan.
  • Show keypad serial number in list.
  • Updated motion poll slides.

Version 1.0.4 (2013-12-04)

  • Updated to OpenSlides 1.5.x.
  • Added README and requirements.txt.
  • Added fabfile and unit tests.
  • Changed license to MIT.

Version 1.0.3 (2012-12-14)

  • Updated INSTALL.txt.
  • Added setup.py for easier install.

Version 1.0.2 (2012-12-12)

  • Updated to OpenSlides 1.3.x.

Version 1.0.1 (2012-07-25)

  • Updated to OpenSlides 1.2.x.

Version 1.0 (2012-05-21)

  • First release of this plugin for OpenSlides 1.1.x.

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