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Weekly Planning Meeting, 2/13

Highlights 2/13:

The big congratulations this week go to hugh and ravi and dean, 
for making the text pane and the link pane not only display, 
but also operate to a modest extent. The text in the text pane 
is now editable; and if you have hugh's 50MHZ accelerated Mac, 
it even runs fast enough to keep up with your typing :-) 

Meanwhile, clicking on a link in the link pane causes a true 
Wonder of Hypertext: you traverse to another document! I swear 
it's true! There was a little smoke, and a couple of mirrors, 
in the room when they showed it to me, but I'm sure that that 
didn't have anything to do with it :-)

Big congratulations and condolences together go to bill and michael 
and markm, for the 11 hour marathon which ended with bombs blasting 
over the network (yes, this is a good thing :-)

Congratulations and condolences also go to rick, who has managed 
to stir up a hornet's nest about work types. Welcome to the, 
aahh, heart of xanadu culture, rick :-)

A welcome also goes to Lars, who is in town for a couple of weeks. 

Meetings: Rick, ravi, discuss work types & Hypercardus Clonus. 
Marcs, joel, review info packet. Ravi, present Doc&Links layer 
Monday, Feb. 26, at 11AM. Rick, present Frontend Stuff, Tuesday, 
Feb. 27, at 11AM. Roger, michael, dean, types to compile the 
ent. Bobp, markm, ravi, roland, ceran. 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 pseudoconstructors (immediately). 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

x    2/13/90     edit a run in fm
x    2/13/90     selection display in list views
     2/20/90     selection display for everything
     2/20/90     coordinate space for pack o bits orgl
     2/20/90     next ent revamp
     2/20/90     new paragraph stuff done
     2/27/90     second generation of fm done
     2/27/90     implement ravi's splay algorithm
     3/13/90     allocation sequence numbers
     3/13/90     printing sequence numbers

B.       hill

x    2/13/90     grandmap in C++
     2/13/90     logging changes in Cxx
     2/20/90     hierarchy queries on classes
     2/30/89     write mail about X++ upgrades and garbage collection

C.       hugh

x    2/13/90     make text editing work
     2/20/90     presentation to apple
     2/20/90     make a link
     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     endorsements sort of working in both canopies
x    2/13/90     letter bombs
x    2/13/90     idea for efficient secure communications
     2/20/90     waldo maker stuff done
     2/20/90     work type selection coded
     2/20/90     endorsement records
     2/20/90     document critical_block macro in X++
     3/06/90     lunch bet on club security
     3/06/90     initial doc of public club
     3/06/90     enforcement of clubs
     3/13/90     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    2/13/90     review new info packet
     2/20/90     finish assessing the issues
     2/20/90     check patent issues for shipping the system overview
     3/06/90     merge algorithm
     3/24/90     rough draft of AMIX/Xanadu frontend comparison
     3/24/90     rough draft AMIX/Xanadu integration plan
     3/24/90     start second round of patenting work
     3/30/89     figure out whether links are standalone objects

F.       michael

x    2/13/90     letter bombs
x    2/13/90     designed gawa arithmetic for louie louie
x    2/13/90     found cxx bugs
x    2/13/90     move to new image
     2/13/90     new ram on the sun
     2/20/90     figure out ent
     2/27/90     put urdi under smalltalk

G.       ravi

x    2/06/90     link pane code design
     2/20/90     fix modularity in D&L
     2/20/90     pack o bits orgl
     2/27/90     integrate markm's waldos, endorsements
     2/27/89     do comm in smalltalk
     2/27/90     tree orgls
     2/27/90     run fe to D & L across LAN on Sun

H.       bobp

     2/15/90     first shippable overview complete
     2/30/90     sensors in the overview

I.       roger

x    2/13/90     fm back in Cxx browser
     2/20/90     translate fm
     3/20/90     get fm running under open look
     3/20/90     traverse to acad, traverse from acad

J.       roland

     2/20/90     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

x    2/13/90     fix exception handling with sensors between comm handlers
x    2/13/90     letter bombs
     2/13/90     figure out the backup setup
     2/20/90     nowait interaction with letter bombs

K.       Joel

x    2/06/90     pc forum presentation
x    2/06/90     new draft of the info packet
     2/20/90     call dave pollock at parc place

L.       Jacque

     2/20/90     start maintaining the infofactory documentation
     2/27/90     prep to start writing user manual for infofactory

L.       Rick

x    2/13/90     stimulate hornets' nests

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