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Weekly Planning Meeting, 12/13

Highlights 12/13:

The big congratulations this week go to bobp, who completed an 
incomplete first draft of the Xanadu System Overview. Though 
incomplete, it has the first comprehensive written description 
of our permissions system, which has already proven to be interesting 
reading (and bobp, markm, I have some questions :-)

Condolences go to hill, who has just learned smalltalk as a self 
defense measure (though he claims it improves his productivity 
too :-)

Meetings: Capability Review starting at 11AM on Sunday December 
17. Bobp, marcs, markm, discuss permissions. Hill, michael, dean, 
discuss sequence number regression tests. Roger, roland, discuss 
formic & fluid variables. Bobp, hugh, discuss apple people and 
bugs. Version 2 of the infinity meeting on Wednesday. markm, 
michael, log sessions. Ravi, dean, markm, 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    12/13/89     ripped out iterators, put in tables and regions in FM
     1/07/89     allocation sequence numbers
     1/07/89     printing sequence numbers
     12/20/89     basic FM for roger
     12/20/89     text edit in fm
     12/20/89     selection display in fm
     12/19/89     merge ent into alpha!!
     12/12/89     figure out how to generate commands to xlint in smalltalk
     12/19/89     controllers for frontends

B.       hill

x    12/13/89     orgl test working with tables
x    12/06/89     turn length into count everywhere
     12/19/89     get waldo test working
     12/19/89     publish alpha 4
     12/19/89     install garbage collectino in tables
     12/20/89     write mail about X++ upgrades and garbage collection
     12/27/89     basket & grandmap use garbage collection
     1/07/90     fix exception handling with sensors between comm handlers
     1/07/90     merge ent into alpha!!

C.       hugh

     12/19/89     finish file generator
     12/19/89     help hill on alpha 4
     12/19/89     text display from xanadu on mac
     1/07/89     make tables lazy on comm line
     1/07/89     update broadcast

D.       markm

x    12/13/89     bobp & permissions discussion
     12/19/89     break permissions into subtasks for time estimate
     12/19/89     fix frozen bert grab
     12/19/89     spin up michael
     1/07/90     filtered backfollow
     1/07/90     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    12/12/89     michael's employment agreement
x    12/12/89     prep for Pearl Harbor
x    12/13/89     figure out how to repair email concept
     12/20/89     3 mac licenses of smalltalk
     12/20/89     more ram for hill
     12/19/89     Capabilities Review
     12/27/89     figure out whether links are first class objects
     1/24/90      rough draft of AMIX/Xanadu frontend comparison
     1/24/90     rough draft AMIX/Xanadu integration plan
     1/24/90     start second round of patenting work

F.       michael

x    12/12/89    michael style regression testing
     12/19/89     continue plug pull testing

G.       ravi

x    12/12/89     strip ropes out of alpha
x    12/12/89     compile fe/febe with tables
x    12/19/89     design extra doc&links protocol to hide orgls&berts
     12/19/89     merge tables into current fe/febe stuff
     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    12/12/89     write first draft xanadu system overview
     12/20/89     links & sensors in the overview
     12/27/89     overview complete
     12/19/89     get put on PERT
     12/26/89     talk to terry winograd

I.       roger

     12/19/89     think about need for fixing bogus backpointer
     12/19/89     review controllers
     12/19/89     follow a link
     12/27/89     link lists with simple documents in alpha
     1/07/90     traverse to acad, traverse from acad

J.       roland

     12/19/89     disjunction in formic
     12/27/89     eliminate && || in C++
     1/07/90     write grammar for formic
     1/07/90     parser with expression semantics
     1/07/90     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

     12/20/89     budget for marketing for xanadu
     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