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Weekly Planning Meeting, 5/22

Highlights 5/22:

The big congratulations this week go to hugh. Hugh has X++ working (save 
one bug) on the Mac (needed to bring up Tapestry in C++), and has put a 
lunch bet on hash sets.

Congratulations also go to roland and bill. Roland has ceran poised for 
an endurance test flight: he'll be running it across all the public 
interfaces in the server this week, so bobp has a starting point for 
creating a simplified, beginner's interface to Xanadu. Meanwhile bill 
has gatormail working, so Mac people can have a modern interface to Unix 

And for a limited time only, we have a new bit of information on some of 
the tasks in the individual task lists. This item is the confidence-
adjusted projection of how long the task would take, as estimated by the 
task owner. Thus, people will be able to compare their original 
projections to reality as they experience it; hopefully this will close 
the feedback loop on scheduling in such a way that people can learn more 
about their own estimating processes. 

Meetings: Dean, michael, snarf packing. Bobp, hill, ravi, cooling the 
Server interface toward freezing. Bobp, markm, should the simplified 
interface be in C or C++? Bobp, marcs, resources for documentation 
again. Markm, dean, marcs, rearrange tasks. Roger, hugh, reproducible 
Tapestry tests. Hugh, michael, finding changes in smalltalk. 

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

A.       dean

     5/29/90     shepherd recipe
     5/29/90     make list of all things that must go to disk (1.25)
     5/29/90     bogus smalltalk snarf (1.5)
     5/29/90     receiver, smalltalk version (1.25)
     5/29/90     Transmitter compute sizes & pointers smalltalk version (1.5)
     5/29/90     view shell (2)
     6/05/90     Transmitter to copy data smalltalk version (1.25)
     6/19/90     ent saying changed and commit (8)
     6/26/90     ent saying may commit and destroy view (5)

B.       hill

     5/29/90     find and kill garbage collection bug!
     5/30/89     write mail about X++ upgrades and garbage collection for bobp

C.       hugh

x    5/22/90     lunch bet on hash sets
x    5/22/90     X++ running on Mac (3)
     5/29/90     compile febe on mac (3)
     5/29/90     compile fm on mac (3)
     6/18/90     write event generator (2)
     6/18/90     doing image (2)
     6/25/90     implement warp (4)
     6/25/90     run compositors (2)

D.       markm

x    5/22/90     boolean spaces for props 
x    5/22/90     props (5)
     5/29/90     prop change mechanism in canopies
     5/29/90     get everything to compile    
     5/29/90     canopies & composite spaces
     6/07/90     initial doc of public club
     6/07/90     enforcement of clubs
     6/24/90     complete to do list from alpha 3
     6/27/90     respond to semantics email

E.       marcs

x    5/22/90     talk with randy smith, 
x    5/22/90     new, super detailed PERT
     5/22/90     flesh out consequences of new PERT
     5/29/90     talk with chris hibbert at decwsl
     5/29/90     meet with ian hopper
     6/17/90     tapestry mockup in open look
     6/24/90     start second round of patenting work
     6/30/89     figure out whether links are standalone objects

F.       michael

     5/29/90     re-assess tasks
     5/29/90     Michael, wjr, pull file off exobyte. 

G.       ravi

x    5/22/90     composite spaces working
x    5/22/90     spin up rick on fe interface
     5/29/90     full composite region tester
     5/22/90     fix fileout to assing by lead person (.75)
     5/22/90     confirm C++ library completeness (2)
     6/05/90     exhaustive D&L test (6)

H.       bobp

     5/22/90     more with marcs, joel on documentation staffing
     5/29/90     ship bound sys overview
     5/29/90     start crafting simplified Server Interface
     6/17/90     sensors in the overview

I.       roger

     5/29/90     get fm running under open look
     5/29/90     xanatext in xwindows

J.       roland

x    5/15/90     stubble doing everything ravi needs for compile
     5/29/90     install better parser
     5/29/90     fix line numbering in crtuch
     5/29/90     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

x    5/22/90     figure out gatormail
     5/29/90     figure out dependencies 
     5/29/90     Michael, wjr, pull file off exobyte.

L.       Joel

x    5/15/90     distribute info packet to world
x    5/15/90     molecular negotiations

M.       Jacque

x    5/22/90     contacted owners of the mac/pc teaching article
     5/29/90     outline of tapestry documentation
     5/29/90     new flat view scroll bars

N.       Rick

     5/29/90     formic automated generator of interface
     5/29/90     round 2 with key logic
     5/29/90     get initx.hxx
     5/29/90     xutext

O.       Paul

x    5/08/90     new hire administrivia

L.       Small Tasks List
    Cleanup region code
    Sequence # in smalltalk, dean & michael versions
    Test files

L.       Deferred Meetings:

     discuss stubble for ADI with autodesk
     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