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Weekly Planning Meeting, 3/20

Highlights 3/20:

The big congratulations this week go to hugh, who accelerated text 
editing in our rudimentary Tapestry frontend by a factor of 4.

And in late breaking news, big congratulations to ravi for completing 
the interface of smalltalk to the LAN: we can now send and receive 
objects between smalltalk programs on one computer and C++ programs on 
another. Now as soon as we have ceran generating the interface 
libraries, any old developer with a C compiler could in principle build 
an application that uses our backend (course, he'd do better if he had 
some documentation, too, but documentation is for whimps, right? :-)

Congratulations also to markm and hill, who have regions compiled in 
C++, though that's probably a long way from executing in C++.

We are adding another item to our standard weekly task list: the "small 
distributed tasks" list, which contains a list of small but necessary 
projects that any of several different people could complete in a spare 

Meetings: Marcs, give bobp a patent sample. Markm, call randy smith for 
rick setup. Markm, ravi, dean, multiorgl endorsements. Bill, ravi, 
discuss abstract superclass. Ravi, marcs, discuss who is going to build 
builders. Ravi, hugh, all interested factions, discuss the storage 
format for the canonical bert name. Michael, marcs, cache link at both 
ends. Hill, Roland, michael, discuss crutch. 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 Tuesday.  

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

A.       dean

     3/27/90     fix backfollow bug
     3/27/90     compile everything with roger
     3/27/90     fix fm for roger, transforms & portions
     3/27/90     design archiving
     4/20/90     inclusion list coord space
     4/27/90     allocation sequence numbers
     4/27/90     printing sequence numbers

B.       hill

x    3/20/90     proxy methods, deferred methods in translator
     3/27/90     compile& link X++
     3/27/90     clean test files
     3/27/90     clean up X++ directory
     3/30/89     write mail about X++ upgrades and garbage collection

C.       hugh

x    3/20/90     fast integer table classes
x    3/20/90     faster steppers
x    3/20/90     faster text editing
x    3/30/89     update broadcast
     3/27/90     get variants working in link pane
     3/27/90     correct model's protocol

D.       markm

x    3/20/90     regions compile
     3/27/90     regions working in C++
     3/27/90     crossed coord spaces
     4/04/90     props, canopies
     4/04/90     lunch bet on club security
     4/04/90     initial doc of public club
     4/04/90     enforcement of clubs
     4/20/90     complete to do list from alpha 3
     4/27/90     respond to semantics email
     4/27/90     merge necromancers with dependencies
     4/27/90     merge necromancers with counted pointers

E.       marcs

x    3/20/90     check patent issues for shipping the system overview
x    3/20/90     review waldos video
x    3/20/90     second round discussion of factories with key logic
     4/04/90     tapestry mockup in open look
     4/24/90     rough draft of AMIX/Xanadu frontend comparison
     4/24/90     rough draft AMIX/Xanadu integration plan
     4/24/90     start second round of patenting work
     4/27/90     merge algorithm
     4/30/89     figure out whether links are standalone objects
     4/30/90     discuss stubble for ADI with autodesk

F.       michael

     3/20/90     fixed array
     3/20/90     u ent f1 fixed array
     3/27/90     put urdi under smalltalk
     4/27/90     figure out ent

G.       ravi

x    3/27/90     do comm in smalltalk
x    3/20/90     smaltalk stubble working
     3/27/90     build builders
     3/27/90     fix change logger so classes are captured
     3/27/90     tree orgls
     3/27/90     run fe to D & L across LAN on Sun

H.       bobp

     3/27/90     waldos layer documented
     4/04/90     sensors in the overview

I.       roger

     4/11/90     get fm running under open look

J.       roland

x    3/20/90     established new bison works
     3/27/90     fix line numbering in crtuch
     3/27/90     install better parser
     3/30/90     write grammar for formic
     3/30/90     parser with expression semantics
     3/30/90     xlint check for assign to a parameter variable and assignment to "this"
     3/28/90     automatic documenter

K.       Bill

     3/27/90     work toward a yacc that parses C++
     4/13/90     nowait interaction with letter bombs
     4/13/90     integrate with X++
     4/13/90     figure out the backup setup

K.       Joel

     3/20/90     followup with pollock

L.       Jacque

     3/06/90     start maintaining the infofactory documentation
     3/06/90     prep to start writing user manual for infofactory

L.       Rick

x    3/06/90     present Montage to Autodesk
x    3/20/90     reviewed fm
     3/20/90     write up builders discussion
     3/20/90     look at hypernews

L.       Small Tasks List

    Cleanup region code
    Sequence # in smalltalk, dean & michael versions
    Test files

L.       Deferred Meetings:

    Michael, dean, markm, ravi, efficiency of internsets.
     Roger,, hugh, dean, ravi discuss system independent
            attributes for the frontends  after fm does paragraphs.
     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