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Weekly planning meeting, 2/6

Highlights 2/06:

The humongous congratulations this week go to hugh and ravi and 
dean, for building the last pieces needed to see a text pane 
and a link pane (this is real infofactory stuff, folks) constructed 
from documents and links stored in the ent. Bravo! Of course, 
the demonstration is a bit, ahhh, rough, at the moment: it's 
read only, no editing, no link traversing, and it's slow; but 
still, it's there and it's wonderful (and as those of you watching 
xanatech know, even more progress has been made since Tuesday; 
more on that progress next week :-) 

Big congratulations also go to roland and joel. Roland has the 
"crutch" working, which corrects a defect in current C++ compilers 
that would otherwise make it awkward to use X++ (the crutch lets 
you use || and && in expressions with X++, an issue we discussed 
in xanatech long ago). Meanwhile joel completed a draft of a 
new information packet.

Additional congratulations  to roger, who built event handling software 
to drive Open Look that is compatible with fm, and to hill, who 
has the Cxx browser working again. A few condolences go to hill 
as well; hugh tells me that hill had the opportunity to learn, 
when taking over the Cxx browser, just how incomplete people 
can make things in smalltalk and still have something that looks 
like it works :-)

Meetings: Rick, marcs, discuss future tools development. bobp, 
markm, permissions, 2pm Wednesday. roland, bobp, ceran, Thursday 
at 2. Bobp, markm, clubs. Bobp, joel, marcs, discuss Apple and 
smalltalk. Marcs, dean, joel, parc place strategy. Dean, michael, 
structured debug on the ent. Michael, dean, break up the ent 
for the disk on Wednesday. Michael, dean, markm, ravi, efficiency 
of internsets. Markm, hugh, dean, visibility & location of pseudoconstructor
s. Roger, hugh, dean, ravi discuss system independent attributes 
for the frontends  after fm does paragraphs.

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

A.       dean

     2/13/90     edit a run in fm
     2/13/90     selection display in fm
     2/13/90     new paragraph stuff done
     2/20/90     second generation of fm done
     2/20/90     implement ravi's splay algorithm
     2/30/89     allocation sequence numbers
     2/30/89     printing sequence numbers

B.       hill

x    2/06/90     Cxx browser working again
x    2/06/90     timestamp in cxx
x    2/06/90     C++ code body display in smalltalk
x    2/06/90     fixed cxx so it records cxx changes
     2/13/90     grandmap in C++
     2/13/90     logging changes in cxx
     2/20/90     hierarchy quieries on classes
     2/30/89     write mail about X++ upgrades and garbage collection

C.       hugh

x    2/06/90     initial version fm to waldo done, link pane and text pane
x    2/06/90     build schnerts to hook up fm and waldoes
x    2/13/90     make compiles work on the mac
     2/13/90     make text editing work
     2/13/90     correct model
     2/23/90     make tables self copy
     2/23/89     text display from xanadu on mac
     2/30/89     make tables lazy on comm line
     2/30/89     update broadcast

D.       markm

x    2/06/90     may semantics tested
x    2/06/90     move to new image
     2/06/90     endorsements sort of working in both canopies
     2/06/90     work type selection coded
     2/13/90     endorsement records
     2/13/90     document critical_block macro in X++
     2/13/90     lunch bet on club security
     2/13/90     club febe visibility
     2/13/90     initial doc of public club
     2/13/90     enforcement of clubs
     2/20/90     filtered backfollow
     3/13/90     respond to semantics email
     3/13/90     merge necromancers with dependencies
     3/13/90     merge necromancers with counted pointers
     3/20/90     complete to do list from alpha 3

E.       marcs

x    2/06/90     project review for autodesk
x    2/06/90     prep for monthly review with ron
x    2/06/90     review system overview
x    2/06/90     new idea for link pane
     2/13/90     review new info packet
     2/13/90     finish assessing the issues
     2/13/90     check patent issues for shipping the system overview
     2/13/90     merge algorithm
     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
     2/30/89     figure out whether links are standalone objects

F.       michael

x    2/06/90     hooks to support blasts across bebe
     2/13/90     move to new image
     2/13/90     figure out ent
     2/27/90     put urdi under smalltalk

G.       ravi

x    2/06/90     fix backfollow
x    2/06/90     fixed splay
x    2/06/90     developed region splay algorithm
     2/13/90     fix modularity in D&L
     2/06/90     link pane code design
     2/20/89     do comm in smalltalk
     2/13/90     tree orgls
     2/13/90     run fe to D & L across LAN on Sun

H.       bobp

x    1/30/90     assymetrix people and open book
     2/15/90     first shippable overview complete
     2/30/90     sensors in the overview

I.       roger

x    2/13/90     event handling for open look
     2/13/90     more sun ram for smalltalk
     2/13/90     translate fm
     2/13/90     follow a link
     2/20/90     get fm running under open look
     2/20/90     link lists with simple documents in alpha
     2/20/90     traverse to acad, traverse from acad

J.       roland

x    2/06/90     fix remaining crutch issues
x    2/13/90     new version of formic
     2/13/90     install current crutch
     2/30/90     write grammar for formic
     2/30/90     parser with expression semantics
     2/30/90     xlint check for assign to a parameter variable and assignment to "this"
     2/28/90     automatic documenter

K.       Bill

     2/13/90     fix exception handling with sensors between comm handlers

K.       Joel

     2/06/90     pc forum presentation
     2/06/90     new draft of the info packet
     2/13/90     call dave pollock at parc place

L.       Jacque

     2/13/90     start maintaining the infofactory documentation
     2/20/90     prep to start writing user manual for infofactory

L.       Rick

x    2/06/90     hypertalk parser working

L.       Deferred Meetings:

     Dean, markm, region splay. 
     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