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Weekly Planning Meeting, 4/24

Highlights 4/24:

The big congratulations this week go to ravi and dean, and rick. Ravi 
and dean were responsible for a modern miracle: the ent compiled! Ravi's 
the one who actually did the work this week, but dean is responsible for 
making the job so easy in his development of the ent. Ravi suspects we 
could have an operational version of the whole backend in C++ 
soon...we'll see :-)

Rick's congratulations are for his management activities--activities 
which invariably fail to get the credit they deserve in our local 
culture. Rick's hired Rob Jellinghaus this week, a sharp fellow whom I 
believe will make significant contributions on Montage. At the same time 
that rick hired Rob, rick's first new programmer for Montage arrived.

Consequently a big welcome goes to Paul Baclaski, the newest member of 
the Montage team. Paul, we all hope you have a lot of fun, shipping 
products of great value.

Congratulations also go to hill and hugh. Hill (with collaboration from 
ravi and hugh) simplified the intermodule dependencies; now you can 
represent the dependencies on a simple 2-dimensional graph. Meanwhile 
hugh renamed all the interfaces that had name conflicts with Macintosh 
interfaces; this is one of those nasty jobs that we had to fix some day, 
and now it's done (and in typical Xanadu style, hugh developed a tool so 
that, if we ever have to resolve name conflicts with another operating 
environment, we can do it pretty automatically :-)

Meetings: Marcs, everybody, build new high-resolution PERT chart. Hill, 
roland, stubble bugs. Jacque, Joel, discuss ted's upcoming IBM TV 
marathon. Bobp, marcs, joel, discuss resources for finishing 
documentation, phase 2. Hugh, dean, roger fm event code. Hugh, michael, 
finding changes in smalltalk. Markm, call randy smith for rick setup. 

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

A.       dean

     5/02/90     2d regions
     5/02/90     compile fm with roger
     5/02/90     fix portions in fm for roger
     5/09/90     design archiving
     5/23/90     inclusion list coord space
     5/23/90     allocation sequence numbers
     5/23/90     printing sequence numbers

B.       hill

x    4/24/90     intermodule dependencies simplified
x    4/24/90     rewrote initialization package
x    4/24/90     integrate ravi's new tofu
x    4/24/90     external interface for bobp
     4/30/89     write mail about X++ upgrades and garbage collection
     4/31/90     turn new X++ into a release

C.       hugh

x    4/24/90     renamed system
x    4/24/90     auto global search/replace in smalltalk
     5/02/90     X++ running on Mac
     5/02/90     finish attribute design
     5/02/90     get variants working in link pane

D.       markm

     5/02/90     initial doc of public club
     5/02/90     enforcement of clubs
     5/02/90     lunch bet on club security
     5/24/90     complete to do list from alpha 3
     5/27/90     respond to semantics email

E.       marcs

x    4/24/90     notes on hypermedia/multimedia linkup
     5/02/90     draft of "why true links are hard to do"
     5/02/90     new, super detailed PERT
     5/02/90     prep for monthly meeting
     5/17/90     tapestry mockup in open look
     5/24/90     start second round of patenting work
     5/30/89     figure out whether links are standalone objects
     5/30/90     discuss stubble for ADI with autodesk

F.       michael

     5/02/90     why do things get lost in the merge?
     5/02/90     fix translator for urdi
     5/02/90     put urdi under smalltalk
     5/27/90     figure out ent

G.       ravi

x    4/24/90     makefiles for febe lib, initlib, etc.
x    4/24/90     yet another region package
x    4/24/90     compiled the ent
     5/02/90     names on methods, and 1.2MB of space
     5/02/90     put revert into change manager
     5/02/90     get febe to compile again
     5/02/90     make febe run over stubble
     5/09/90     props, canopies
     5/24/90     build builders

H.       bobp

     5/02/90     talk to kathleen marvin some more about documentation
     5/02/90     ship bound sys overview
     5/17/90     sensors in the overview

I.       roger

     4/24/90     get fm running under open look

J.       roland

     5/02/90     fix pure virtual, mark instances
     5/02/90     install better parser
     5/02/90     fix line numbering in crtuch
     5/17/90     run ceran over the whole world
     5/30/90     write grammar for formic
     5/30/90     parser with expression semantics
     5/30/90     xlint check for assign to a parameter variable and assignment to "this"
     5/28/90     automatic documenter

K.       Bill

     4/17/90     work toward a yacc that parses C++
     4/17/90     figure out the backup setup

K.       Joel

x    4/10/90     new info packet

L.       Jacque

     4/24/90     start maintaining the infofactory documentation
     4/24/90     prep to start writing user manual for infofactory

L.       Rick

x    4/17/90     doc view, list viewer
x    4/17/90     controllers
     4/24/90     round 2 with key logic

L.       Small Tasks List

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

L.       Deferred Meetings:

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