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Weekly Planning Meeting, 1/16

Highlights 1/16:

The humongous congratulations this week go to ravi, who completed 
interfacing docs and links through orgls & berts to the ent: 
he created a pair of text documents, ran a link between them, 
and, wonder of wonders, he traversed the link--just like hypertext! 
And just in time: I recently figured out how to implement linkless 
hypertext that works better than any hypertext system currently 
on the market (no, I'm not kidding, but, boy, isn't it wonderful 
that it's irrelevant? :-).

Big congratulations go to dean and roland. Dean has placed a 
lunch bet on the forward follow stuff (upgraded to dinner if 
you not only find a bug, but fix it), another lunch bet on the 
protocol for special behaviors in the ent, and a dinner bet on 
the splay stuff (these are all parts of the ent). Roland accelerated 
formic so that the preprocessing of our C++ files runs 50 times 
as fast as it used to, at least in the benchmark test.

Congratulations also to markm, who implemented all the startup 
clubs in the permission system (i.e., the clubs that have to 
be around when you first run electricity and mips into your xanadu), 
and to michael, who got vlad the sun4board running and working 
for markm and dean.

And I'd like to thank rick for showing us his demos of his first 
thoughts on user interface ideas for xanadu. Condolences go to 
him as well: last I saw, he was carrying a smalltalk book with 
him :-)

Meetings: Hugh, dean, talk about text. Ravi, dean, markm, meet 
for stepping through the backfollow orgl as noted in the capability 
review. Marcs, dean, joel, parc place strategy. Dean, markm, 
region display. Hugh, ravi, marcs, who will do the data model? 
Smalltalkers: recombine smalltalk images. Markm, wjr, ravi, michael, 
hill, hugh, stubble, comm handler. Dean, michael, structured 
debug on the ent. Smaltalkers: version management, change management. 
Michael, dean, break up the ent for the disk. Michael, dean, 
markm, ravi, efficiency of internsets. Hugh, dean, roger, generate 
includes in smalltalk. Markm, hugh, dean, visibility & location 
of pseudoconstructors. Michael, hill, roland, standardize stubble. 
Markm, give roger screenplay regression generator. Version 2 
of the infinity meeting on Tuesday. Roger, hugh, dean, ravi discuss 
system independent attributes for the frontends.

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

A.       dean

x    1/16/90     integrate ent with docs & links
     1/23/90     figure out when fm will be done
     1/23/90     help roger with translator tricks
     1/23/90     edit a run in fm
     1/23/90     selection display in fm
     1/23/90     second generation of fm done
     1/30/89     allocation sequence numbers
     1/30/89     printing sequence numbers

B.       hill

     1/23/90     merge image with hugh
     1/30/90     make an efficient mutable for the grandmap
     1/30/89     write mail about X++ upgrades and garbage collection
     1/30/89     basket & grandmap use garbage collection
     2/06/90     fix exception handling with sensors between comm handlers

C.       hugh

     1/23/90     build schnerts to hook up fm and waldoes
     1/23/90     make compiles work on the mac
     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    1/16/90     finish startup clubs
x    1/16/90     fix frozen bert grab
     1/23/90     lunch bet on club security
     1/23/90     club febe visibility
     1/23/90     initial doc of public club
     1/30/90     enforcement of clubs
     2/06/90     filtered backfollow
     2/13/90     respond to semantics email
     2/13/90     merge necromancers with dependencies
     2/13/90     merge necromancers with counted pointers
     2/20/90     complete to do list from alpha 3

E.       marcs

x    1/16/90     computers for jacque and rick
     1/23/90     hugh daniel and cpp for hugh hoover
     1/23/90     evaluate hypercode
     1/23/90     wax philosophical for rick
     1/23/90     finish assessing the issues
     1/23/90     annual budgeting goat rope
     1/23/90     3 mac licenses of smalltalk
     1/30/89     figure out whether links are standalone 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    1/16/90     vlad running at rivendell
x    1/16/90     start ent to urdi interface
x    1/16/90     send mail about constructor bug
     1/23/90     figure out smalltalk
     1/23/90     figure out ent

G.       ravi

x    1/16/90     docs & links, vcopy, link following
x    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
     2/06/90     tree orgls
     2/06/90     run fe to D & L across LAN on Sun

H.       bobp

x    1/16/90     links in the overview
x    1/16/90     ship links & permissions to london
     1/30/90     sensors in the overview
     1/30/90     get put on PERT
     1/30/90     overview complete

I.       roger

     1/23/90     type declarations in the ent
     1/23/90     put tops on vlad
     1/30/90     translate fm
     1/30/90     follow a link
     2/06/90     get fm running under open look
     2/06/90     link lists with simple documents in alpha
     2/14/90     traverse to acad, traverse from acad

J.       roland

x    1/16/90     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

K.       Joel

     1/23/90     call dave pollock at parc place
     1/23/90     new info packet draft
     1/23/90     prep presentations for Bechtel and PC Forum

L.       Jacque

     1/23/90     ken graham competitive searches
     1/23/90     prep to start writing user manual for infofactory


x    1/16/90     netwalk, forms demos

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