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Planning Meeting, 9/26

Highlights 9/26:

The big congratulations this past week go to michael, for integrating 
URDI into alpha.

Congratulations also go to bill, for multiplication and division 
for humbers; to dean, for getting smalltalk to display compositors; 
to hill for implementing asTupleNoDuplicates; to roland, for 
getting formic debugged and installed; to hugh, for completing 
attribute run arrays; and to roger, for implementing the abstract 
model to display model schnert.

And congratulations goes to everyone involved in figuring out 
how to do garbage collection in C++ (markm, michael, roger, dean, 
hill, and I don't know who else). Based on my previous experiences 
in software development, I believe that automated garbage collection 
will save our lives during final debugging and Beta testing.

Condolences go to hill, who gets to IMPLEMENT the garbage collector. 
Condolences also go to hugh, who won 2 lunch bets from himself 
for finding bugs in his inclusion list waldo (who pays the tip 
in a case like this? :-).

Meetings: Markm, followup on heap management with Peter Deutsch. 
Bob, markm, discuss lunch bet incentives and extension to users. 
Bob, joel, discuss info packet Friday. Bob, marcs, discuss info 
packet before friday. Markm, hill, dean, discuss enclosures & 
infinity. Joel, bob,marcs, roger, lars, autofact demo planning. 
Hugh, michael, discuss URDI header files on the Mac.  Joel, marcs, 
discuss the 2 kinds of inclusion lists and their ramifications. 
Roger, markm, discuss 88.1 libraries. Markm, joel, marcs, comparison 
of client servers and xanadu.

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

A.       dean

x    9/26/89     smalltalk displaying compositors
x    9/26/89     rectangular enclosure
     10/03/89     invite peter deutsch to launch
     10/10/89     controllers for frontends
     10/17/89     partial orgls
     10/17/89     translate enclosures
     10/24/89     virtual subtrees
     10/24/89     specify ent test tools

B.       hill

x    9/26/89     implement asTupleNoDuplicates
     10/10/89     garbage collector complete
     10/17/89     change formic, no recipe for deferred copy
     10/17/89     rehack make file for "incremental" links
     10/24/89     turn length into count everywhere
     10/31/89     replace regions with enclosures

C.       hugh

x    9/26/89     explain doc & links layer to ravi
x    9/26/89     attribute run array
     10/03/89     build data model
     10/03/89     build the waldo to data model schnert
     10/10/89     build the data model to abstract model schnert
     10/10/89     update broadcast
     10/17/89     integrate FE with Alpha

D.       markm

x    9/26/89     assess cost of fixing heap allocation
x    9/26/89     initialized fluid variables
     10/03/89     complete to do list from alpha 3
     10/10/89     extend gatekeeper
     10/17/89     filtered backfollow
     10/24/89     scenario documents with dean
     10/24/89     merge necromancers with dependencies
     10/24/89     merge necromancers with counted pointers

E.       marcs

x    9/26/89     draft scheme for bert handling for users
x    9/26/89     historical information for ron, marcia, and al
     10/03/89     add translator fixes and regression test enhancement to pert
     10/03/89     finish budget stuff
     10/03/89     prep for monthly meeting with ron
     10/03/89     repair frontend design documentation
     10/24/89     rough draft of AMIX/Xanadu frontend comparison
     10/31/89     rough draft AMIX/Xanadu integration plan
     10/31/89     start second round of patenting work

F.       michael

x    9/26/89     integrate URDI to alpha
     10/03/89     select next tasks on PERT

G.       ravi

x    9/26/89     take over doc & links layer from hugh
     10/03/89     implement follow
     10/03/89     work types
     10/10/89     semi structured waldo
     10/10/89     link descriptor retrieval
     10/17/89     headers/body pair waldo for inclusion waldo
     10/17/89     waldoes wrapping waldoes
     10/24/89     find/replace waldo

H.       bob

x    9/26/89     set up computer
x    9/26/89     set up contact database
x    9/26/89     start meeting developers
     10/03/89     first draft business plan
     10/03/89     get put on PERT
     10/03/89     visit autodesk

I.       roger

x    9/26/89     build abstract model to display model schnert
x    9/26/89     test better debugger for C++
     10/03/89     get xanadu doc up as composited text
     10/03/89     scrolling windows under C++
     10/03/89     display model to screen schnert
     10/10/89     port to alpha
     10/10/89     traverse to acad, traverse from acad
     10/29/89     link lists with simple documents in alpha

J.       roland

x    9/26/89     formic debugged & installed
     10/03/89     run alpha through new stubble parser
     10/03/89     integrate xlint with 2.0
     10/10/89     concurrency/exceptions in stubble
     10/10/89     deal with multifile xlint
     10/17/89     automatic documenter
     10/24/89     write morphic for parameterized checking of "ofs"

K.       Bill

x    9/26/89     get xnews stuff from MIT
x    9/26/89     multiply/divide of humbers
     10/03/89     fix whole backup system
     10/03/89     talk to kari about pennsylvania

J.       Lars

    10/03/89     summarize the art of negotiation

K.       Joel

x    9/26/89     cad camp
     10/03/89    talk to oracle about autofact
     9/30/89     learn client vs server vs xanadu
     10/03/89     plan for autofact
     10/30/89     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