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Weekly Planning Meeting, 12/5

Highlights 12/5:

It's been a wonderful week. The humongous congratulations go 
to dean, who has completed an ent good enough to put into Alpha. 
Now begins a new phase in the saga of Xanadu: the integration 
of the quietest data structure revolution in human history.

The big congratulations go to hill and michael. Hill 
tested the garbage collector to exhaustion (though of course 
he then reclaimed the memory and started fresh :-). He now has 
a lunch bet on the garbage collector. Meanwhile, michael pulled 
the plug on URDI...and the data is still ticking! (URDI is the 
piece of the backend that protects us from power failures).

Meetings: Capability Review starting at 11AM on Wednesday December 
13.Dean, present ent to hill, michael, markm, 7PM Tuesday and 
1PM Wednesday. bobp, marcs, markm, discuss permissions. Bobp, 
hugh, discuss apple people and bugs Ravi, marcs, discuss Zortech 
and the backend. Markm, marcs, discuss fixing C++. Version 2 
of the infinity meeting on Wednesday. Markm, roger discuss smalltalk. 
There will be a Debating Society meeting on sizzling frontends, 
Wednesday December 6 at 7PM. Marcs, all the programmers, discuss 
Pearl Harbor options on December 11 at 2PM. 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

x    12/05/89     partial orgls
x    12/05/89     ent ready for integration
     12/12/89     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    12/05/89     find new/delete inversion in bomb test
x    12/05/89     confirm functioning of garbage collection
x    12/05/89     merge ravi stuff into alpha
     12/12/89     write mail about X++ upgrades and garbage collection
     12/06/89     turn length into count everywhere
     12/06/89     replace regions with enclosures
     12/13/89     basket & grandmap use garbage collection
     12/13/89     fix exception handling with sensors between comm handlers
     12/13/89     merge ent into alpha!!

C.       hugh

x    12/05/89     fix pack o bits
x    12/05/89     C++ browser
     12/12/89     finish file generator
     12/12/89     strip ropes out of alpha
     12/13/89     update broadcast
     12/13/89     integrate FE with Alpha

D.       markm

x    12/05/89     help bobp fix up C interfaces
     12/12/89     fix frozen bert grab
     12/12/89     spin up michael
     12/12/89     slut implementation of gatekeepers
     12/20/89     filtered backfollow
     12/20/89     respond to semantics email
     12/27/89     merge necromancers with dependencies
     12/27/89     merge necromancers with counted pointers
     12/27/89     complete to do list from alpha 3

E.       marcs

x    12/05/89     negotiate with nat on C++ upgrade
x    12/05/89     new infofactory documentation
x    12/05/89     prep for monthly review with ron
     12/12/89     michael's employment agreement
     12/12/89     prep for Pearl Harbor
     12/13/89     figure out how to repair email concept
     12/13/89     Capabilities Review
     12/19/89     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

x    12/05/89     modify urdi to use partitions
x    12/05/89     power shutdown test of urdi
     12/12/89     dean style, michael style regression testing

G.       ravi

x    12/05/89     fix pack o bits
x    12/12/89     merge tables into current febe stuff
     12/12/89     merge tables into current fe stuff
     12/19/89     design extra doc&links protocol to hide orgls&berts
     12/26/89     waldo to data model with link schnert
     01/02/90     proxify D&L classes
     01/02/90     put D&L in smalltalk
     01/17/89     do comm in smalltalk

H.       bobp

x    12/05/89     permissions meetings
     12/12/89     get put on PERT
     12/12/89     write xanadu system overview
     12/26/89     talk to terry winograd

I.       roger

x    12/05/89     scrolling windows under C++
     12/12/89     review controllers
     12/13/89     follow a link
     12/19/89     link lists with simple documents in alpha
     12/19/89     traverse to acad, traverse from acad

J.       roland

     12/12/89     disjunction in formic
     12/19/89     eliminate && || in C++
     12/26/89     write grammar for formic
     12/26/89     parser with expression semantics
     12/26/89     xlint check for assign to a parameter variable and assignment to "this"
     1/07/90     automatic documenter

K.       Bill

x    12/05/89     fix thinLAN

J.       Lars

K.       Joel

     12/25/89     new info packet draft

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

     merge contact databases
     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