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OK... So we've seen a good amount of chat about the PC side of things..
(Nathean Technologies and Si-Republic)<br>
Has anyone managed to look into the code of the voting machine itself?
I thought I read it in the spec, that it is based on the Motorola 68K
(ummm... thats going back a few years... no harm, it is a processor
who's core is well understood and has stood the test-o-time.) I know
Borland are good... but I've never seen a Borland cross compiler for
the 68K! (BTW that doesn't mean there is not one... just I've never see
it, nor could I imagine that Borland would be interested in writing
one, Wintel is their bread winner). So is all the code that has been
reviewed so far, the code that runs on the vote "processing" PC (the
reports by Nathean on the electronicvoting.ie site seem to be about
Delphi code running on a Windows platform)?<br>
Funny that(!), I always thought that it would be the 68K code <span
style="font-style: italic;">we</span> should be most interested in...
In the MS Windows environment, at least there are tools to help you
understand what might be going on inside a third party app (I know its
nicer to see a printout of the source ;-), we have that, or at least
Nathean say they have seen/studied it ).... <br>
On a 68K boot strapped from an E2PROM (just my guess), things get a
little harder to figure what is going on "under the hood". Anyone had a
look there? Any reports of this code? How are errors handled there?
What was the development environment? Code methods used?<br>