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Weekly Planning Meeting, 5/29

Highlights 5/29:

The big congratulations this week go to rick and markm. Rick 
can now create, read, and traverse documents and links, not only 
in c++, but also in scheme, the underpinning language for montage. 
In the process, he helped us by finding a bug in the server (well, 
it was sort of a "feature", but it needed to be fixed anyway :-) 
Meanwhile, markm completed the prop change mechanism in canopies, 
thus getting ahead of the power curve on the permissions system, 
which now looks like the critical path to beta. At the same time 
he did some macro-hacking, to enable us to start using inlines 
in the C++ version of the backend (which roger expects to give 
us a factor of 30 speedup; we'll see in a week or two or 
three :-)

Congratulations also go to dean and ravi. Dean has written and 
compiled a boxful of the modules that we need to write the ent 
to disk; now all they need is testing. Meanwhile ravi completed 
tree regions, in addition to finishing filters (though, ah, this 
is the second time we've finished filters :-)

A special congratulations and thanks goes to bill, who was able 
to recover the server from a nasty NFS bug that attempted to 
eat much of hill's recent work.

Meetings:  Bill, ravi, most recent tofu version. Dean, marcs, 
backup versus archive. Bill, roland, run rlogin on victoria. 
Roland, rick, stubble and sceran. Dean, michael, resync 9PM Tuesday. 
Ravi, markm, integrate versions. 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 

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

A.       dean

x    5/29/90     shepherd recipe, smalltalk snarf, receiver, transmitter, compiled but not tested
     6/05/90     shepherd recipe tested
     6/05/90     make list of all things that must go to disk (1.25)
     6/05/90     bogus smalltalk snarf tested(1.5)
     6/05/90     receiver, smalltalk version tested(1.25)
     6/05/90     Transmitter compute sizes & pointers smalltalk version tested(1.5)
     6/05/90     view shell tested(2)
     6/05/90     Transmitter to copy data smalltalk version tested(1.25)
     6/05/90     snarf packer, bogus allocation in view handler tested
     6/19/90     ent saying changed and commit (8)
     6/26/90     ent saying may commit and destroy view (5)

B.       hill

     6/05/90     find and kill garbage collection bug!
     6/12/90     enhance translator with ixx
     6/30/89     write mail about X++ upgrades and garbage collection for bobp

C.       hugh

x    5/29/90     compile febe on mac (3)
     6/05/90     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    5/29/90     prop change mechanism in canopies
x    5/29/90     get everything to compile    
x    5/29/90     canopies & composite spaces
x    5/29/90     hacked the macros to support inlines
     6/05/90     merge with ravi
     6/05/90     initial doc of public club (4)
     6/07/90     enforcement of clubs

E.       marcs

x    5/22/90     flesh out consequences of new PERT
x    5/29/90     meet with ian hopper
     6/05/90     prep for monthly meet with ron
     6/05/90     set up gauntlet with ian
     6/05/90     talk with chris hibbert at decwsl
     6/24/90     start second round of patenting work
     6/30/89     figure out whether links are standalone objects

F.       michael

x    5/29/90     re-assess tasks
     6/05/90     deep examination of transceivers
     6/05/90     understand dean's rough protocol
     6/12/90     bogus snarf handler, just memory
     6/19/90     copy data transceiver

G.       ravi

     6/05/90     full composite region tester
     6/12/90     get D and L over FeBe (9)
     6/19/90     exhaustive D&L test (6)

H.       bobp

     6/05/90     more with marcs, joel on documentation staffing
     6/05/90     start crafting simplified Server Interface
     6/17/90     sensors in the overview

I.       roger

     6/05/90     get fm running under open look
     6/05/90     xanatext in xwindows

J.       roland

     6/05/90     install better parser
     6/05/90     fix line numbering in crtuch
     6/05/90     run ceran over the whole world
     6/12/90     formic upgrade for recognizing subclasses of shepherds, for dean/michael
     6/19/90     fix stubble for 1-way connections for dean
     6/30/90     write grammar for formic
     6/30/90     parser with expression semantics
     6/30/90     xlint check for assign to a parameter variable and assignment to "this"

K.       Bill

x    5/29/90     figute out how to proxify models
     6/05/90     figure out dependencies 

L.       Joel

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

M.       Jacque

x    5/29/90     outline of tapestry documentation
     6/05/90     new flat view scroll bars

N.       Rick

x    5/29/90     xutext, in scheme no less!
     6/05/90     formic automated generator of interface
     6/05/90     round 2 with key logic
     6/05/90     get initx.hxx

O.       Paul

     6/05/90     catch up on rick's progress

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

L.       Deferred Meetings:

     Roger, hugh, reproducible Tapestry tests. 
     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