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Weekly Planning Meeting, 10/24

Highlights 10/24:

The big congratulations this past week go to roland, for having 
xlint working with 2.0. Congratulations also go to markm and 
ravi, for fixing backfollow (which, as I mentioned last week, 
was badly broken and urgently needed).

Unfortunately, we have another critical bug to repair: there's 
something wrong in FEBE preventing successful frontend/backend 
communication. Obviously, we can't get anything useful working 
without this working. So condolences go to markm and hugh and 
ravi and hill, and any others who will have to fix it.

There are a couple of quake-related condolences. Condolences 
to bob, who I guess had some serious digging out to do at home. 
Condolences to michael, who had serious digging out to do at 
the office (miraculously, though, 600MB of spinning hard disks 
survived being thrown to the floor along with the ceiling-high 
shelf upon which they sat). And condolences again go to markm, 
who got to have a couple days of enforced vacation in Berkeley, 
since that's where he was when the quake arrived (he had been 
on the Bridge an hour and a half before it collapsed).

Meetings: Roland, markm, discuss abstract classes. Marcs, dean, 
exchange nukes on first class links. Dean, markm, discuss weird 
backfollow ideas. Roland, markm, discuss abstract class generator. 
Hill, roland, markm, discuss formic modifications Wednesday. 
Dean, look at hugh's enclosures. 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. Dean, roger, michael, markm, discuss 
sequence numbers of size 4 billion. Markm, hill, dean, discuss 
enclosures & infinity on Wednesday. Roger, markm, discuss 88.1 

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

A.       dean

x    10/24/89     call peter deutsch
     10/31/89     partial orgls
     10/31/89     translate enclosures
     11/07/89     virtual subtrees
     11/07/89     specify ent test tools
     11/14/89     merge ent into alpha!!
     11/21/89     controllers for frontends

B.       hill

x    10/24/89     help markm repair backfollow
x    10/24/89     get new formic working
x    10/24/89     rehack make file for "incremental" links
     10/31/89     garbage collector complete
     11/07/89     change formic, no recipe for deferred copy
     11/07/89     confirm functioning of garbage collection
     11/14/89     merge ravi stuff into alpha
     11/21/89     merge ent into alpha!!
     11/21/89     turn length into count everywhere
     11/21/89     replace regions with enclosures

C.       hugh

     10/24/89     fix tables package
     11/07/89     build the waldo to data model schnert with links
     11/14/89     update broadcast
     11/14/89     integrate FE with Alpha

D.       markm

x    10/24/89     fix backfollow
x    10/24/89     survive earthquake
     10/31/89     fix FEBE
     10/31/89     spin up michael
     11/07/89     slut implementation of gatekeepers
     11/14/89     filtered backfollow
     11/14/89     respond to semantics email
     11/21/89     merge necromancers with dependencies
     11/21/89     merge necromancers with counted pointers
     11/21/89     complete to do list from alpha 3

E.       marcs
x    10/24/89     beta agreement with asymetrix
     10/31/89     review sending stuff to stroustrup
     10/31/89     figure out how to repair email concept
     10/31/89     figure out whether links are first class objects
     11/24/89     rough draft of AMIX/Xanadu frontend comparison
     11/31/89     rough draft AMIX/Xanadu integration plan
     11/31/89     start second round of patenting work

F.       michael

x    10/24/89     prep stuff for stroustrup
     10/31/89     send stroustrup exception stuff
     10/31/89     hand bjarne version of bombs to hill
     10/31/89     refcount experiment

G.       ravi

x    10/24/89     get backfollow working
     10/31/89     headers/body pair waldo for inclusion waldo
     11/07/89     find/replace waldo

H.       bob

x    10/24/89     survive earthquake
     10/31/89     write xanadu system overview
     10/31/89     draft beta application form
     11/07/89     get put on PERT

I.       roger

x    10/24/89     translate schnerts and models to C++
     10/31/89     get frontend, backend to talk
     10/31/89     get xanadu doc up as composited text
     10/31/89     scrolling windows under C++
     11/07/89     traverse to acad, traverse from acad
     11/07/89     link lists with simple documents in alpha

J.       roland

x    10/24/89     xlint1
     10/31/89     abstract class generator
     10/31/89     parser with expression semantics
     11/14/89     deal with multifile xlint
     11/14/89     automatic documenter

K.       Bill

x    10/24/89     patched new kernel
x    10/24/89     replace news, so system doesn't swamp when it runs
     10/24/89     fix whole backup system
     10/24/89     talk to kari about pennsylvania

J.       Lars

     10/31/89     mockup infofactory in supercard

K.       Joel

x    10/24/89     assume command of info packet development
     10/31/89     susan sheridan follow up
     10/31/89     cliff gauntlet, toolkits
     10/31/89     go to autofact

L.       Deferred Meetings:

     joel, marcs, discuss terminology in X++ for developer release 
(particularly necromancers and related tools)
     Ravi, roger, discuss common view.

M.       Unassigned

     scenario documents (markm, dean
     integrating ent is a nasty problem
     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