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Weekly Planning Meeting, 1/2/90

Highlights 1/2:

The big congratulations this week go to romania and east germany, 
who accomplished more in the closing weeks of the year than Xanadu 
accomplished in the entire decade. Let us hope we never need 
to accomplish as much as they did.

Congratulations also go to michael, whose tests of urdi have 
now demonstrated such reliability that he has a dinner bet on 

Meetings: Markm, ravi, discuss doc&links with respect to clubs 
at 5PM on Tuesday. Marcs, markm, discuss permissions in fe and 
be together. Markm, give roger screenplay regression generator. 
Hugh, markm, discuss region creation code bugs. Roland, bobp, 
markm, discuss ceran simplification on Tuesday. Hill, michael, 
dean, discuss sequence number regression tests. Roger, roland, 
discuss formic & fluid variables. Version 2 of the infinity meeting 
on Wednesday. Roger, hugh, dean, ravi discuss system independent 
attributes for the frontends.

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

A.       dean

     1/09/90     text edit in fm
     1/09/90     selection display in fm
     1/16/90     second generation of fm done
     1/24/89     allocation sequence numbers
     1/24/89     printing sequence numbers
     1/24/90     merge ent into alpha!!

B.       hill

     1/09/90     get waldo test working
     1/16/90     merge ent into alpha!!
     1/23/89     write mail about X++ upgrades and garbage collection
     1/23/89     basket & grandmap use garbage collection
     1/30/90     fix exception handling with sensors between comm handlers

C.       hugh

x    1/02/90     repaired hash tables
     1/23/90     make tables self copy
     1/23/89     text display from xanadu on mac
     1/30/89     make tables lazy on comm line
     1/30/89     update broadcast

D.       markm

x    12/26/89    break permissions into subtasks for time estimate
     1/16/90     do clubs
     1/30/90     filtered backfollow
     1/30/90     respond to semantics email
     1/30/90     merge necromancers with dependencies
     1/30/90     merge necromancers with counted pointers
     1/23/90     fix frozen bert grab
     2/06/90     complete to do list from alpha 3

E.       marcs

x    1/02/90     become expert on open look design guidelines
x    1/02/90     explore focal motion frontend alternatives
x    1/02/90     notes on requirements for frontend
     1/09/90     prep for monthly meeting with ron
     1/09/90     bring back the 8mm video deck
     1/09/90     3 mac licenses of smalltalk
     1/09/90     more ram for hill
     1/14/89     figure out whether links are first class objects
     2/24/90     rough draft of AMIX/Xanadu frontend comparison
     2/24/90     rough draft AMIX/Xanadu integration plan
     2/24/90     start second round of patenting work

F.       michael

x    1/02/90     complete plug-pull tests of urdi
     1/09/90     start ent to urdi interface
     1/09/90     get sun boards running

G.       ravi

     1/16/90     proxify D&L classes
     1/23/90     put D&L in smalltalk
     1/23/90     waldo to data model with link schnert
     1/30/89     do comm in smalltalk

H.       bobp

x    12/19/89    final version of permissions in overview
     1/16/90     links & sensors in the overview
     1/16/90     get put on PERT
     1/23/90     overview complete

I.       roger

     1/09/90     translate fm
     1/16/90     get fm running under open look
     1/23/90     hook alpha 4 to current frontend
     1/30/90     follow a link
     2/06/90     link lists with simple documents in alpha
     2/14/90     traverse to acad, traverse from acad

J.       roland

x    12/27/89    disjunction in formic
     1/09/90     make formic faster
     1/23/90     eliminate && || in C++
     1/30/90     write grammar for formic
     1/30/90     parser with expression semantics
     1/30/90     xlint check for assign to a parameter variable and assignment to "this"
     2/28/90     automatic documenter

K.       Bill

x    12/05/89    fix thinLAN

J.       Lars

K.       Joel

     1/23/90     new info packet draft
     1/23/90     prep presentations for Bechtel and PC Forum

L.       Jacque

x    12/27/89    digitize raw notes from the capability review
     1/09/90     ken graham competitive searches
     1/09/90     draft short summary of the capability review

L.       Deferred Meetings:

     Roland, dean, discuss xlint commands in smalltalk. 
     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