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Weekly Planning meeting, 10/3

Highlights 10/3:

The big congratulations this past week go to a lot of people 
(the list of congratulations has been pretty long for several 
weeks in a row here; are we picking up steam, folks?). Congratulations 
first of all to greg, for completing the hooks into AutoCAD needed 
to run fine grain links to and fro among the drawn objects; now 
all we need is the link pane from the InfoFactory frontend to 
hook AutoCAD across to Xanadu. 

Next, congratulations go to ravi, who has amazed everyone by 
implementing follow in two weeks, from a cold start! And congratulations 
go to hill, for successfully executing a mark and sweep garbage 
collector with a piece of the backend (already, hardly a week 
after we concluded garbage collection was possible!). Bob completed 
the first draft of his business plan on schedule--a first, I 
think, for major Xanadu documents (his business plan is for developing 
strong third party developers). Roger ported his partial frontend 
to run with alpha, and completed the display model to screen 
schnert. And Hugh completed the data model and the data model 
to abstract model schnert (please, don't ask what a schnert is--if 
you do, markm will tell you :-).

Meetings: The First Xanadu Protocol Reduction Talks occur on 
Wednesday. Markm, michael, bob, ravi, discuss X++ on Tuesday. 
Hugh, ravi, markm, discuss structured data protocol. Roger, hugh, 
dean, discuss system independent attributes for the frontends. 
Michael, hill, meet on hacking formic scripts. Markm, hill, discuss 
explicit deletion of orgls & refcount deletion. Michael, markm, 
dean, discuss refcounts. Dean, roger, michael, markm, discuss 
sequence numbers of size 4 billion. Lars, marcs, discuss guide 
emulation. Joel, marcs, review fluor presentation. Bob, markm, 
discuss lunch bet incentives and extension to users. Markm, hill, 
dean, discuss enclosures & infinity on Wednesday. Joel, bob,marcs, 
roger, lars, autofact demo planning. Joel, marcs, discuss the 
2 kinds of inclusion lists and their ramifications. Roger, markm, 
discuss 88.1 libraries.

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

A.       dean

x    10/03/89     event dispatching in smalltalk
x    10/03/89     list display in smalltalk
x    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    10/03/89     execute mark and sweep garbage collector
     10/17/89     add sequence numbers
     10/17/89     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    10/03/89     build data model
x    10/03/89     build the data model to abstract model schnert
     10/10/89     translate model & schnert to C++
     10/10/89     build the waldo to data model schnert
     10/17/89     update broadcast
     10/17/89     integrate FE with Alpha

D.       markm

     10/10/89     repair smart pointers
     10/17/89     complete to do list from alpha 3
     10/17/89     slut protocol for gatekeepers
     10/17/89     filtered backfollow
     10/24/89     respond to semantics email
     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    10/03/89     finish budget stuff
x    10/03/89     prep for monthly meeting with ron
x    10/03/89     repair frontend design documentation
     10/04/89     meet with ron for first monthly progress report
     10/07/89     add translator fixes and regression test enhancement to pert
     10/17/89     put garbage collector tasks on PERT
     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    10/03/89     generate standalone system for urdi testing
     10/10/89     refcount experiment
     10/10/89     select next tasks on PERT

G.       ravi

x    10/03/89     implement follow
     10/10/89     work types
     10/10/89     semi structured waldo
     10/17/89     link descriptor retrieval
     10/24/89     headers/body pair waldo for inclusion waldo
     10/24/89     waldoes wrapping waldoes
     10/31/89     find/replace waldo

H.       bob

x    10/03/89     first draft business plan
x    10/03/89     visit autodesk
     10/10/89     meet QA, training, and developer relations folk at autodesk
     10/10/89     write xanadu system overview
     10/10/89     coordinate with ted
     10/10/89     get put on PERT
     10/17/89     revise business plan

I.       roger

x    10/03/89     display model to screen schnert
x    10/03/89     port to alpha
     10/03/89     get xanadu doc up as composited text
     10/03/89     scrolling windows under C++
     10/17/89     translate schnerts and models to C++
     10/10/89     traverse to acad, traverse from acad
     10/29/89     link lists with simple documents in alpha

J.       roland

x    10/03/89     run alpha through new stubble parser
     10/10/89     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

     10/03/89     fix whole backup system
     10/03/89     talk to kari about pennsylvania

J.       Lars

x   10/03/89     summarize the art of negotiation

K.       Joel

x    9/30/89     learn client vs server vs xanadu
x    10/03/89     discuss logo with scott kim
x    10/03/89     prep for meet with ron on monthly progress report
     10/10/89    talk to oracle about autofact
     10/10/89     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