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OpenSlides VoteCollector Plugin

Project description

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OpenSlides VoteCollector Plugin
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Overview
========

This plugin connects OpenSlides with the software "VoteCollector" to
provide electronic voting for motions with Keypads from `Voteworks
<http://www.voteworks.de>`_.

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
<http://www.intevation.de/>`_), in April 2012. Currently, it is maintained
by Emanuel Schütze.


Requirements
============

- OpenSlides 2.1.x (https://openslides.org/)
- VoteCollector 1.8.0


Install
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I. Installation on Windows (with OpenSlides portable version)
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1. Install and run VoteCollector

Download VoteColletor from http://files.softwein.de/Votecollector180.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/'

5. 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 'Settings > VoteCollector'.


II. Installation on GNU/Linux and MacOSX
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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::

$ python3 -m venv .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
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Version 2.0.0 (2016-12-20)
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* Added support for OpenSlides 2.1.x with autoupdate for all incoming votes.
* New speakers voting (add or remove from list of speakers via keypad).
* New election voting (Yes/No/Abstain for one candidate or 1 of n candidates
via keypad keys 1..10) with anonymize votes.
* Updated motion voting, with anonymize votes.
* Added possibility to change the seat label.


Version 1.2.1 (2015-03-18)
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Improved seating plan voting modus:
* Show seat number in seating plan only if keypad/seat is active.
* Seating plan and live mode: Show box with total result only if voting is finished.
While voting the seating plan is visible only.
* Show votes cast (number of voted keypads) and number of active keypads on the poll slide.
* Improved font size and seat box size.


Version 1.2 (2015-03-02)
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* 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)
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* 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)
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* 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)
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* Updated INSTALL.txt.
* Added setup.py for easier install.


Version 1.0.2 (2012-12-12)
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* Updated to OpenSlides 1.3.x.


Version 1.0.1 (2012-07-25)
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* Updated to OpenSlides 1.2.x.


Version 1.0 (2012-05-21)
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* First release of this plugin for OpenSlides 1.1.x.

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