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Weekly Planning Meeting, 11/21

Highlights 11/21:

The big congratulations this past week go to hill and hugh, who 
got garbage collection working in all of X++. This is a major 
milestone. Installing garbage collection in the rest of the backend 
should be straightforward from here; that installation will be 
postponed until we can merge the ent into the backend (which 
shouldn't be too long now either, right, hill and dean?J:-)

Congratulations also go to roger, who whipped up 1500 lines of 
code, generating the Sun version of the InfoFactory menus. Now 
all we need is some software to hook the menus to!

Meetings: Bobp,markm, hugh, discuss third party interfaces. Markm, 
dean, do ent design all day Wednesday. Roger, hugh, discuss accelerating 
the alpha BE. Bill, hill, talk about bignums.Roland, markm, discuss 
C++ to C++ translator with && and ||. markm, hugh, discuss slut 
protocol. markm, michael, log sessions. Ravi, dean, talk about 
ent interface. Roger, hugh, dean, discuss system independent 
attributes for the frontends.

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

A.       dean

     11/28/89     replace ocrum objects
     11/28/89     partial orgls
     12/05/89     virtual subtrees
     12/05/89     specify ent test tools
     12/12/89     merge ent into alpha!!
     12/12/89     upgrade regression test support
     12/12/89     figure out how to generate commands to xlint in smalltalk
     12/19/89     controllers for frontends

B.       hill

x    11/21/89     garbage collector complete
     11/28/89     write mail about X++ upgrades
     11/28/89     upgrade BE to use tables
     11/28/89     confirm functioning of garbage collection
     11/28/89     merge ravi stuff into alpha
     12/06/89     turn length into count everywhere
     12/06/89     replace regions with enclosures
     12/13/89     fix exception handling with sensors between comm handlers
     12/13/89     merge ent into alpha!!

C.       hugh

x    11/21/89     merge tables etc into X++
     11/28/89     build cache for alpha performance
     11/28/89     update broadcast
     11/28/89     integrate FE with Alpha

D.       markm

     11/28/89     fix frozen bert grab
     11/28/89     slut implementation of gatekeepers
     11/28/89     filtered backfollow
     11/28/89     respond to semantics email
     12/06/89     merge necromancers with dependencies
     12/06/89     merge necromancers with counted pointers
     12/06/89     complete to do list from alpha 3
     12/06/89     spin up michael

E.       marcs
x    11/15/89     Q&As meeting with walt spevak
x    11/21/89     start spinning up jo tampas on infofactory
x    11/21/89     start assessment, 91 budget
x    11/21/89     rough draft of infofactory flat view
     11/28/89     look for may semantics slides
     11/28/89     figure out how to repair email concept
     11/29/89     michael's employment agreement
     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

     11/28/89     find new/delete inversion in bomb test
     11/28/89     dean style, michael style regression testing
     11/28/89     refcount experiment

G.       ravi

x    11/21/89     get zortech C++ running
x    11/21/89     coordinate spaces translated to C++
     11/28/89     merge tables into current fe stuff
     12/06/89     merge tables into current febe stuff
     12/13/89     design extra doc&links protocol to hide orgls&berts
     12/20/89     waldo to data model with link schnert
     12/27/89     proxify D&L classes
     01/03/90     put D&L in smalltalk
     01/17/89     do comm in smalltalk

H.       bobp

     11/28/89     get put on PERT
     11/28/89     write xanadu system overview
     12/06/89     talk to terry winograd

I.       roger

x    11/21/89     menus up on the Sun
     11/28/89     scrolling windows under C++
     11/28/89     review controllers
     12/06/89     link lists with simple documents in alpha
     12/13/89     follow a link
     12/13/89     traverse to acad, traverse from acad

J.       roland

     11/28/89     disjunction in formic
     11/28/89     write grammar for formic
     11/28/89     parser with expression semantics
     11/28/89     xlint check for assign to a parameter variable and assignment to "this"
     12/13/89     automatic documenter
     12/06/89     remove disjunction from C++

K.       Bill

     11/28/89     take destructors out of bignums
     11/28/89     test whole backup

J.       Lars

     12/31/89     mockup infofactory in supercard

K.       Joel

x    11/07/89     talk to sybase people
x    11/14/89     comdex
     11/15/89     international managers meeting

L.       Deferred Meetings:

     Markm, hill, discuss explicit deletion of orgls & refcount deletion. 
     Markm, hill, discuss exception handling on sensors between comm handlers.
     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