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Planning Meeting, 9/19

Highlights 9/19:

The big congratulations this past week go to hugh, hill, ravi, 
and bill. Hugh completed inclusion list waldos, and has announced 
a lunch bet on it. Mr. Hill built a memory leak detector, which 
allows us to trace leaked blocks of memory back to the routines 
that created them--this will save us gobs of time in debugging 
(hill also published alpha 3 in his spare moments). Ravi got 
MS-Windows running with TCP/IP in the background; and bill completed 
integer variables with humber capability.

Condolences go to ravi, who has taken over development of the 
document & links layer from hugh (who had taken it over from 

Meetings: Hugh, roger, markm, select a location to put the link 
descriptor. Markm, hill, dean, discuss enclosures.  Dean, present 
the FE team the new smalltalk image translator. Hill, dean, markm, 
michael, discuss heap management. Joel, bob,marcs, roger, lars, 
autofact demo planning. Hugh, michael, discuss URDI header files 
on the Mac.  Dean, hill, discuss infinity.  Joel, marcs, discuss 
the 2 kinds of inclusion lists and their ramifications. Roger, 
markm, discuss 88.1 libraries. Marcs, hugh, ravi, roger, dean 
discuss the representation of berts for users. Markm, joel, marcs, 
comparison of object oriented databases and xanadu. MIchael, 
marcs, discuss PERT.

Anyway, this week's task list is as follows:

A.       dean

x    9/19/89     bombs in smalltalk
x    9/19/89     fixes to translator for the merge
x    9/19/89     new file names for the merge
     9/26/89     smalltalk displaying compositors
     10/05/89     controllers for frontends
     10/12/89     partial orgls
     10/12/89     translate enclosures
     10/19/89     virtual subtrees
     10/19/89     specify ent test tools

B.       hill

x    9/19/89     publish alpha 3
x    9/19/89     fix backfollow
x    9/19/89     merge with markm
x    9/19/89     build leak detector
     9/26/89     implement asTupleNoDuplicates
     9/26/89     fully replace tuples with iterators
     9/26/89     change formic, no recipe for deferred copy
     9/26/89     rehack make file for "incremental" links
     10/04/89     replace regions with enclosures

C.       hugh

x    9/19/89     waldo for inclusion lists
     9/26/89     explain doc & links layer to ravi
     9/26/89     attribute run array
     9/26/89     build data model
     9/26/89     build the waldo to data model schnert
     9/26/89     build the data model to abstract model schnert
     9/26/89     update broadcast
     10/03/89     integrate FE with Alpha

D.       markm

x    9/19/89     do merge with hill, michael
     9/26/89     assess cost of fixing heap allocation
     9/26/89     complete to do list from alpha 3
     10/04/89     extend gatekeeper
     10/04/89     fix backfollow for stubble
     10/04/89     initialized fluid variables
     10/04/89     filtered backfollow
     10/11/89     scenario documents with dean
     10/11/89     merge necromancers with dependencies
     10/11/89     merge necromancers with counted pointers
     10/18/89     implement follow
     10/18/89     garbage collect orgls & berts

E.       marcs

x    9/19/89     beat sun about catalyst
x    9/19/89     rearrange ravi task list
x    9/19/89     high-res PERT chart for Autofact
x    9/19/89     draft of link list documentation
     9/26/89     add translator fixes and regression test enhancement to pert
     9/26/89     finish budget stuff
     9/26/89     repair frontend design documentation
     10/21/89     rough draft of AMIX/Xanadu frontend comparison
     10/29/89     rough draft AMIX/Xanadu integration plan
     10/29/89     racetrack
     10/29/89     start second round of patenting work

F.       michael

x    9/19/89     enhance regression testing system
     9/26/89     integrate URDI to alpha
     9/26/89     select next tasks on PERT

G.       ravi

x    9/19/89     verify pc-nfs mangles double case file names
x    9/19/89     get X++ file names truncated for PC
x    9/19/89     get Windows running with TCP/IP
     9/26/89     take over doc & links layer from hugh
     9/26/89     headers & bodies for inclusion waldo
     10/04/89     waldoes wrapping waldoes
     10/04/89     find/replace waldo

H.       bob

x    9/19/89     talk with everyone individually on what stuff means
     9/26/89     get put on PERT
     9/26/89     set up computer
     9/26/89     visit autodesk

I.       roger

x    9/19/89     find pictures of pieces of shared code
     9/26/89     build abstract model to display schnert
     9/26/89     get xanadu doc up as composited text
     9/26/89     scrolling windows under C++
     9/26/89     textedit working
     10/03/89     link lists with simple documents in alpha

J.       roland

     9/26/89     formic debugged & installed
     9/26/89     run alpha through new stubble parser
     9/26/89     integrate xlint with 2.0
     10/04/89     concurrency/exceptions in stubble
     10/04/89     deal with multifile xlint
     10/11/89     automatic documenter
     10/12/89     write morphic for parameterized checking of "ofs"

K.       Bill

x    9/19/89     integer vars with humber capability
x    9/19/89     fix fester for roland: remove from yellow pages?
     9/26/89     get xnews stuff from MIT
     9/26/89     fix whole backup system
     9/26/89     talk to kari about pennsylvania

J.       Lars

     9/26/89     summarize the art of negotiation

K.       Joel

x    9/19/89     networld in dallas
x    9/19/89     worked with lizzy
x    9/19/89     discussed marcom with susan
     9/26/89     graphics designer for new brochure
     9/26/89     plan for autofact
     9/30/89     learn client vs server vs xanadu
     9/30/89     new brochure (?)

L.       Deferred Meetings:

     joel, marcs, discuss terminology in X++ for developer release 

(particularly necromancers and relate dtools)
     Ravi, roger, discuss common view. 

M.       Unassigned

     integrating ent is a nasty problem
     tell stroustrup about bombs in 2.0
     How well will canopy rebalancing perform?
     Tumblers as subclass of partiallyOrdered
     tutorial for users on the frontend
     reference manual for users on the frontend
     test scaffolding, code exercisers
     rollin, rollout a la Univac
     subaccounts, permissions on FE
     sys admin, i.e., archiving and partitioning disks