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Weekly Planning Meeting, 6/19

Highlights 6/19:

The big congratulations this week go to markm, hill, and 
ravi. Ravi completed an exhaustive test suite for the Docs & 
Links layer; in the process, he found a couple of bugs in the 
ent, which is always a good thing :-) Meanwhile hill enhanced 
the garbage collector so that it would work effectively and efficiently 
while developers were using raw C malloc libraries; and markm 
completed both the initial document of the public club, and the 
changes of permissions properties by read clubs;  (once again 
beating his schedule :-) 

I missed a big congratulations to bobp and sue last week. The 
system overview is now published and available in quantity; we 
are in the process of sending it out to the developers in our 
contacts database.

A special thanks goes to bobp. Last week, I mentioned 
my astonishment that Apple had responded so swiftly and alertly 
to our problems linking on the Mac. Well, our best guess is that 
we got this excellent service because bobp pushed the right buttons 
over there. (Apple doesn't have a fix yet, but at least they're 
working on it).

Last, but far from least, I'd like to bestow a special congratulations 
on ravi for miracle working. When I created the last PERT chart, 
I did something to ravi that, though it was technically sound, 
it was morally outrageous: I cut all his time estimates in half. 
I felt at the time that this was legitimate because ravi had 
historically done such a good job of estimating time, and so 
the slip factors I was using on everyone else were not appropriate; 
still, I did not sleep soundly for weeks thereafter.

Well, ravi has vindicated me despite my perfidy: he is ahead 
even of the heinous schedule I imposed upon him. Thank you, ravi.

Meetings:  Everyone, C++ 2.1 ramifications. Rick, roland, automatic 
sceran culling. Dean, paul, object oriented scheme. Markm, marcs, 
discuss new tasks. Hill, michael, checkpointers. Markm, dean, 
 discuss booting. Markm, ravi, restarts. Dean, marcs, backup 
versus archive. Bobp, markm, should the simplified interface 
be in C or C++ Wed at 1PM? 

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

A.       dean

x    6/19/90     move to new xanadu version
     6/26/90     make dagwoods snarf
x    6/19/90     receiver, smalltalk version tested(1.25)
     6/26/90     ent saying may commit (5)

B.       hill

x    6/19/90     found inline bug
x    6/19/90     enhanced gc for robustness
     6/26/90     freeze alpha 6
     6/26/90     enhance translator with ixx
     6/26/90     find and kill garbage collection usage bug!
     6/30/89     write mail about X++ upgrades and garbage collection for bobp

C.       hugh

     6/26/90     resolve linker bug
x    6/19/90     try client-only version of Xanadu for mac
     6/26/90     compile fm on mac (3)
     6/26/90     write event generator (2)
     6/26/90     doing image (2)
     6/30/90     implement warp (4)
     6/30/90     run compositors (2)

D.       markm

x    6/26/90     changing permissions prop by read clubs (22)
x    6/19/90     iobjects, read club changes
x    6/19/90     initial doc of public club
     6/26/90     permission system tester
     7/03/90     club members (10)

E.       marcs

x    6/19/90     get ian comments from michael, roger
x    6/19/90     talk with chris hibbert at decwsl
     6/26/90     review old issues
     6/26/90     interview chris hibbert
     7/24/90     start second round of patenting work
     7/30/89     figure out whether links are standalone objects

F.       michael

     6/26/90     snarf transceiver
     7/03/90     discover size and construct ram object (6)
     7/10/90     write Shepherd Stub recipe (4)
     7/10/90     teach stubble to shephard stubs, shepherd recipe (2)
     7/24/90     chameleon stubs (12)

G.       ravi

x    6/12/90     D and L over febe in c++ (9)
x    6/19/90     exhaustive D&L test (6)
     6/26/90     hop recorders (8)
     7/03/90     create recorder with EF, G, PO (6)

H.       bobp

x    6/19/90     polished draft of simplified xanadu interface (SXI)
x    6/19/90     help hugh hit apple on the linker
     6/26/90     review issues in SXI
     7/03/90     implement SXI
I.       roger

     6/26/90     get fm running under open look
     6/26/90     xanatext in xwindows
     6/26/90     get r3 from ftp for rick

J.       roland

x    6/19/90     fix stubble for rick
     6/26/90     fix line numbering in crtuch
     6/26/90     run ceran over the whole world
     6/26/90     formic upgrade for recognizing subclasses of shepherds, for dean/michael
     6/26/90     fix stubble for 1-way connections for dean
     6/26/90     xlint look for missing redundant curlies
     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

     6/26/90     make garbage collector work across lan
     7/03/90     figure proxy level protocol
     7/03/90     figure out dependencies 

L.       Joel

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

M.       Jacque

     6/19/90     more outline of tapestry documentation
     6/26/90     new flat view scroll bars

N.       Rick

x    6/19/90     formic automated generator of interface
     6/26/90     hire carey
     6/26/90     cull out methods
     6/26/90     models for manipulators

O.       Paul

x    6/26/90     make scheme programmable

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

L.       Deferred Meetings:

     Bill, michael, NEWS versions. 
     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
     tutorial for users on the frontend
     reference manual for users on the frontend
     test scaffolding, code exercisers