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Weekly Planning Meeting, 8/7

Highlights 8/7:

The big congratulations this week go to mr. hill, and to a group 
that includes almost everybody. The "almost everybody" group 
made changes to the algorithms that yielded a backend that runs 
the waldo test twice as fast as before, while creating only one 
fifth as many objects. 

Meanwhile mr. hill completed "the world's hardest smalltalk merge", 
published alpha 7, and fixed the allocation bug that had been 
nagging us for a long while. These alone would be worth a big
congratulations or two. But even more amazing, mr. hill 
implemented a radical new concept: he implemented POLICY, with 
respect to submitting changes for the merge. Very brave...or 
very reckless :-)

Congratulations also go to hugh, ravi, and markm. Hugh completed 
list directors. Ravi was able to read permission and filter menus 
from the backend for Tapestry. And markm completed constructor 
bombs and fixed the consistent macro in c++.

Meetings:  Markm, andy, tag bits in lisp. Michael, hill, dean, 
what to merge. Markm, dean, ravi, stamps and berts. Ravi, dean, 
markm, virtual clubs. Marcs, markm task breakout.  Roger, ravi, 
where font info lies. Michael, dean, dean's new stuff. Marcs, 
chip, 4.1 on Victoria. Markm, dean,  discuss booting.

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

A.       dean

x    8/07/90     install on/off switch for crutch
x    8/07/90     translator constructor bomb changes
     8/14/90     implement forwarding bug solution
     8/14/90     changes to disk operation on stubble snarf transmitter
     8/14/90     get rid of create expressions in fm, tapestry
     8/21/90     berts & stamps gc

B.       hill

x    8/07/90     merge
x    8/07/90     alpha 7
x    8/07/90     fixed allocation bug
     8/14/90     integrate xlint
     8/14/90     chkptr vars in root class
     8/14/90     new constructor bombs
     8/14/90     remove save-this from translator
     8/21/90     enhance translator with ixx

C.       hugh

x    8/07/90     list directors
     8/14/90     incremental update
     8/21/90     test doing image (2)
     8/21/90     test warp (4)
     8/21/90     test compositors (2)

D.       markm

x    8/07/90     constructor bombs
x    8/07/90     message on garbage collection
x    8/07/90     enhan ce translator to invoke overloaded new,
x    8/07/90     fix consistent macro in c++
     8/14/90     write Become: for disk writing
     8/14/90     new init
     8/14/90     mail message on constructor bombs default use new constructor bomb
     8/21/90     virtual clubs for iobject creation, break  into tasks
     8/21/90     message on overloading
     8/21/90     write C++ 2.1 report
     8/21/90     permission system tester

E.       marcs

x    8/07/90     finish negotiations for round one with key logic
x    8/07/90     three pane binder on small mac
x    8/07/90     met with ron
     8/14/90     continue investigating xanadu trademark infringement
     8/14/90     message on videotaping
     8/14/90     worry about nat
     8/24/90     collect sqa notes
     8/24/90     start second round of patenting work
     8/30/89     figure out whether links are standalone objects

F.       michael

     8/14/90     snarf transceiver working
     8/21/90     discover size and construct ram object (6)
     8/21/90     write Shepherd Stub recipe (4)
     8/21/90     teach stubble to shephard stubs, shepherd recipe (2)
     8/28/90     chameleon stubs (12)

G.       ravi

     8/14/90     get stuff correctly on screen with models

H.       bobp

x    8/07/90     get roland started on spire
     8/14/90     review issues in SXI
     8/28/90     implement SXI

I.       roger

     8/14/90     compile and run with new release of X
     8/21/90     xanatext in xwindows

J.       roland

x    8/07/90     start on spire
     8/14/90     type resolutions of expressions
     8/14/90     xlint check for assign to a parameter variable and assignment to "this"
     8/14/90     fix stubble for 1-way connections for dean
     8/14/90     xlint look for missing redundant curlies
     8/14/90     write grammar for formic

K.       Bill

     8/07/90     debug proxy deletes for garbage collector
     8/07/90     make garbage collector work across lan

L.       Joel

     8/14/90     meet mary wills from key logic, start the tough negotiations

M.       Chris

x    8/08/90     estimate time to shave stubble
     8/21/90     shave stubble

N.       Rick

     8/14/90     models for manipulators

O.       Paul

     7/30/90     engines
     7/30/90     trace command

P.       Andy

x    8/07/90     got compiler for os/2
     8/14/90     fix pointers for elk
     8/14/90     figure out how to port elk to OS/2

L.       Small Tasks List

    add newlines to the smalltalk transcripts
    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
     Dean, michael, structured debug on the ent.
     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.
     Ravi, roger, discuss common view.
     Hill, markm, matching on underscore.
     Markm, dean, does not propagating unreadable clubs optimization
              overlap delayed installation in ent?
     Michael, dean, markm, LRU on RAM objects (snarfs, flocks, etc).

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