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Weekly Planning Meeting, 11/7

Highlights 11/7:

The big congratulations this past week go to hugh, who beat his 
estimate of how long it would take to translate the new tables 
into C++. Now if we could just stop improving tables...

Congratulations also go to roger. As you may recall from last 
week, roger read 3 characters from the backend to the frontend. 
This week, he got 2 of those characters to display on the screen! 
I suspect freestyle rock climbers feel this way sometimes, sticking 
a finger into a shadow one inch higher on the rock face, pulling 
themselves up one bleeding finger's length at a time.

Meetings: Markm, hill, discuss exception handling on sensors 
between comm handlers. Ravi, markm, discuss FeMe and MeMe. Hugh, 
markm, discuss C++. Dean, hill, everyone, discuss finalization in
the garbage collector.  Roger, hill, discuss parallel make. 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. Markm, hill, 
dean, hugh, discuss enclosures & infinity & regions on Wednesday.

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

A.       dean

     11/14/89     fix translator for garbage collection
     11/14/89     strategy for time gone
     11/28/89     partial orgls
     11/29/89     translate enclosures
     11/29/89     figure out how to generate commands to xlint in smalltalk
     12/05/89     virtual subtrees
     12/05/89     specify ent test tools
     12/12/89     merge ent into alpha!!
     12/19/89     controllers for frontends

B.       hill

x    11/07/89     strong pointers with garbage collcetion
     11/14/89     garbage collector complete
     11/14/89     write mail about X++ upgrades
     11/21/89     confirm functioning of garbage collection
     11/14/89     merge ravi stuff into alpha
     11/21/89     turn length into count everywhere
     11/21/89     replace regions with enclosures
     11/28/89     fix exception handling with sensors between comm handlers
     12/12/89     merge ent into alpha!!

C.       hugh

x    11/07/89     translate tables package
     11/14/89     update broadcast
     11/14/89     integrate FE with Alpha

D.       markm

x    11/07/89     fix regression testing tools for FEBE
x    11/07/89     fix backfollow again
     11/14/89     fix roger's bug
     11/14/89     spin up michael
     11/14/89     fix frozen bert grab
     11/14/89     slut implementation of gatekeepers
     11/21/89     filtered backfollow
     11/21/89     respond to semantics email
     11/28/89     merge necromancers with dependencies
     11/28/89     merge necromancers with counted pointers
     11/28/89     complete to do list from alpha 3

E.       marcs
x    11/07/89     prepare for monthly review
x    11/07/89     show john the frontend design
     11/14/89     figure out what to trademark
     11/14/89     look for may semantics slides
     11/14/89     figure out how to repair email concept
     11/15/89     international manager's meeting
     12/05/89     figure out whether links are first class objects
     12/24/89     rough draft of AMIX/Xanadu frontend comparison
     12/31/89     rough draft AMIX/Xanadu integration plan
     12/31/89     start second round of patenting work

F.       michael

     11/14/89     hand bjarne version of bombs to hill
     11/14/89     refcount experiment

G.       ravi

     11/14/89     analyze task list on smalltalk interface
     11/14/89     waldo to data model with link schnert

H.       bob

x    10/31/89     draft beta application form
x    11/07/89     meet with gary yost
     11/14/89     get put on PERT
     11/21/89     write xanadu system overview

I.       roger

x    11/07/89     upgrade xnews merge
x    11/07/89     find old febe document
x    11/07/89     got 2 characters to the screen
     11/14/89     get xanadu doc up as composited text
     11/14/89     scrolling windows under C++
     12/05/89     traverse to acad, traverse from acad
     11/28/89     link lists with simple documents in alpha
     11/21/89     follow a link

J.       roland

x    11/07/89     deal with multifile xlint
     11/14/89     disjunction in formic
     11/14/89     write grammar for formic
     11/14/89     parser with expression semantics
     11/21/89     automatic documenter

K.       Bill

     11/14/89     kill core files after 48 hours
     11/14/89     evaluate NFS accelerator
     11/28/89     fix whole backup system

J.       Lars

     12/31/89     mockup infofactory in supercard

K.       Joel

x    11/07/89     return from autofact
     11/07/89     talk to sybase people
     11/14/89     comdex
     11/14/89     put trademarks in to autodesk legal
     11/15/89     international managers meeting

L.       Deferred Meetings:

     Dean, roger, michael, markm, discuss sequence numbers of size 4 billion. 
     Dean, markm, discuss intersecting backfollow ideas. 
     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