Administrate

Users

Nuancier has basically two levels for the users:

  • administrators
  • users

Administrators

Administrators are people with an account on the Fedora account system (FAS) and belong the one of administrator groups as set in the Configuration.

Administrators are the only people allowed to create an election, open or close it for votes, open or close the results and generate the cache (thumbnails).

Users

Users are people with an account on the Fedora account system (FAS) and belong to at least one more group than the fedora_cla group which every contributor should sign to contribute to Fedora.

Upload new pictures for an election

When preparing an election, the election wrangler needs to gather all the candidate wallpapers into a folder, with a unique name and place this folder in the directory specified under PICTURE_FOLDER in Configuration.

Administration panel

After logging in, if you are in the administrator group, you will see an Admin entry in the menu.

If you click on this Admin link you will arrive to the index page of the administration panel.

This page shows you all elections registered with their information and for each if they are open for vote or not and if their results are public or not. It offers the possibility to (re-)generate the cache for an election and once the election is closed, a link to some statistics about it.

Create elections

Click on the link Create a new election from the administration panel.

The form to will ask for:

  • election name: the name of the election, this will be used as link throughout the application. Example name might be : Fedora 20 wallpaper

  • Name of the folder containing the pictures: this specifies the name of the folder containing the pictures for that election that has been placed in the folder specified under PICTURE_FOLDER in Configuration. .. note:: It is a good idea to keep this name simple, unique, ascii and

    and without spaces.

  • Year: the year the election is taking place, this is purely for information.

  • Open: This is a checkbox to specify whether this election is already open for votes or not.

  • URL to claim a badge for voting: this allows to specify a link where people will be able to go to collect a badge announcing they participated on this election. You should coordinate with the people of the badge project to get this link.

  • Number of votes a user can make: this specifies the number of choices a user can make for this election. For example, a user might be allowed to select only 16 wallpapers, thus this field should be 16.

  • Generate cache: this is checkbox offering to generate the cache assuming the pictures have already been placed on the PICTURE_FOLDER, together with the infos.txt file.

Open/Close election for votes

Once an election is opened for vote or has ended, the administrator can simply log in nuancier, go to the administration panel, find the correct election and on the Open column click on the toggle link.

If fedmsg is installed on the server, fedmsg messages are published for these events.

Publish results of an election

Once an election has ended, to publish its results, the administrator can simply log in nuancier, go to the administration panel, find the correct election and on the Published column click on the toggle link.

If fedmsg is installed on the server, fedmsg messages are published for these events.

Generate cache

To decrease the weight of the page where all the candidates of an election are shown, nuancier generates thumbnails.

To generate the cache of an election, the administrator needs to log in nuancier, go to the administration panel, find the correct election and click on the (Re-)generate cache.

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