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Weekly Planning Meeting, 6/26

Highlights 6/26:

Xanadu blazed ahead rather stunningly this week. The standing 
ovation goes to ravi, who essentially completed sensors--a huge 
series of tasks we had expected to take a couple of months. Unbelievable! 
And on top of that he completed the high-efficiency version of 
sensors, so that thousands of them can be dropped into the pool 
with impugnity--an improvement we had planned to postpone until 
performance engineering. Tripendicular!

Nor was ravi the only person to complete important milestones. 
The big congratulations this week go to roger, dean, hill, markm 
and roland. Roger got fm running under Open Look, at least enough 
to display text in the text pane of a Tapestry passage. Dean 
continued to make steady progress on components needed to write 
to disk, by getting dagwoods to snarf, and by getting the ent 
to say "may commit". Mr. hill completed what I think may be our 
first performance improvement: he was able to get some inlines 
working, enough to get an 18% increase in throughput (which was 
instantly consumed by ravi and dean with other changes they made 
:-) Markm has restarts working, for which he attributes much 
credit to roland for the ease with which stubble adapted to the 
new requirements; meanwhile, roland integrated the new parser 
with the crutch.

Meetings:  Hill, michael, markm, assign number. Dean,hill, markm, 
June 7.1 version. Dean, ravi, roger, hugh, fm stuff. Ravi, markm, 
marcs, filters. Roger, markm, stubble shrinking. Joel, marcs, 
sue, applying for developer program. Marcs, chip, 4.1 on Victoria. 
Michael, dean, markm, LRU on RAM objects (snarfs, flocks, etc). 
Markm, dean,  discuss booting. 

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

A.       dean

x    6/26/90     make dagwoods snarf
x    6/26/90     ent saying may commit (5)

B.       hill

x    6/26/90     first performance improvement, 18%
x    7/03/90     replaced snefru
     7/03/90     next merge
     7/03/90     freeze alpha 6
     7/03/90     enhance translator with ixx
     7/03/90     find and kill garbage collection usage bug!

C.       hugh

x    7/03/90     resolve linker bug
x    6/26/90     compile fm on mac (3)
     7/03/90     write event generator (2)
     7/03/90     doing image (2)
     7/03/90     implement warp (4)
     7/03/90     run compositors (2)

D.       markm

x    6/26/90     C++ spire
x    6/26/90     restarts
     7/03/90     shrink stubble output
     7/03/90     merge
     7/03/90     write C++ 2.1 report
     7/03/90     permission system tester
     7/03/90     club members (10)

E.       marcs

x    6/26/90     review old issues
x    6/26/90     interview chris hibbert
     7/03/90     prep for autodesk meeting
     7/03/90     publish issues summary
     7/03/90     collect sqa notes
     7/24/90     start second round of patenting work
     7/30/89     figure out whether links are standalone objects

F.       michael

     7/03/90     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    6/26/90     hop recorders (8)
x    7/03/90     create recorder with EF, G, PO (6)
x    7/03/90     what is a who?
x    7/03/90     feet
x    7/03/90     fix sensor canopy
x    7/03/90     back recorders
     7/03/90     cleanup odds and ends

H.       bobp

     7/17/90     review issues in SXI
     7/17/90     implement SXI
I.       roger

x    6/26/90     get fm running under open look
     7/03/90     xanatext in xwindows
     7/03/90     get r3 from ftp for rick

J.       roland

x    7/03/90     break statement in formic
x    7/03/90     crutch + new parser
     7/03/90     enhance formic to iterate over functions at file scope
     7/03/90     filter on initial substring of return type
     7/03/90     update formic documentation
     7/17/90     fix line numbering in crtuch
     7/17/90     parser with expression semantics
     7/17/90     xlint check for assign to a parameter variable and assignment to "this"
     7/26/90     fix stubble for 1-way connections for dean
     7/26/90     xlint look for missing redundant curlies
     7/30/90     write grammar for formic

K.       Bill

     7/03/90     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

     7/03/90     new flat view scroll bars

N.       Rick

x    6/26/90     cull out methods
     7/03/90     models for manipulators
     7/03/90     getting everything to compile

O.       Paul

     7/03/90     class system working

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