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Weekly Planning Meeting, 9/11

Highlights 9/11:

The big congratulations this week go to mr. hill and roger. Hill 
published Alpha 8, a rather massive merge and integration job. 
Roger has hooked up the C++ translation of ravi's Tapestry code 
on the Sun; he can now get text from xanadu showing up through 
fm, through Tapestry, under Open Look, with scroll bars working!

Congratulations also go to ravi. Ravi has been testing MS-DOS 
compilers in his spare time. He has been pleasantly surprised 
by the Zortech compiler, which, astonishingly, seems to have 
all the subtle C++ features we depend on in our coding style...though, 
uh, the version of Zortech we have now can't build programs the 
size of Xanadu. A new, huge memory model edition of Zortech is 
winging its way to us; who knows, we may ship Xanadu under MS-DOS 
as our first platform :-)

The moose hunting award this week goes to markm, who identified 
two man months of effort that we had not yet scheduled in the 
permissions system. The good news is that markm and I were also 
able to identify two man months of effort that can be postponed 
until the performance engineering phase; hence this new awareness 
may not impact our schedule at all.

Meetings:  Chris, talk to keith about the Sparc. Hugh, dean, 
text redisplay. Ravi, markm, bug in filing out changes. Marcs, 
dean, time for bertstamp reclamation. Hugh, chris, comparison 
tools in fm. Mr. hill, markm, discuss changeclass. Michael, dean, 
second snarf packing meeting. Roland, ravi, marcs, spire. Ravi, 
dean, markm, virtual clubs. Roger, ravi, where font info lies. 

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

A.       dean

x    9/11/90     deletion from disk
     9/18/90     remember what doesn't work in signals
     9/18/90     finalization in smalltalk
     9/18/90     implement the destroyer upon reboot.
     9/18/90     implement data-structures for reclaimOnDestroy
     9/28/90     implement tree walk for Stamp deletion.
     9/28/90     implement weak pointer simulation in Smalltalk
     9/30/90     berts & stamps gc done

B.       hill

x    9/11/90     alpha 8
     9/18/90     changeclass
     9/19/90     help roland with stubble

C.       hugh

     9/18/90     incremental text redisplay

D.       markm

x    9/11/90     virtual clubs for iobject creation, break into tasks
     9/18/90     constructor bombs in smalltalk
     9/18/90     testers on existing permissions
     9/21/90     message on overloading
     9/24/90     absence of metaclubs means self meta
     9/26/90     create new readclub with members null
    10/09/90     club desc add shared edit club loc, use everywhere, 
                        create shared edit club as needed
    10/22/90     create read club's shared edit club with gatekeeper's club as member
    10/30/90     fix nonclub berts to have the 2new berts the read club of the stamp share
    11/27/90     tests for clubs

E.       marcs

x    9/11/90     new documentation approach for spire
     9/18/90     finish markm's new schedule
     9/25/90     design for minimal spire complete
    10/11/90     message on videotaping
    10/28/90     collect sqa notes
    10/28/90     start second round of patenting work
    10/30/89     figure out whether links are standalone objects

F.       michael

     9/18/90     snarf receiver working
     9/18/90     snarf transceiver working
     9/18/90     discover size and construct ram object (6)
     9/18/90     write Shepherd Stub recipe (4)
     9/18/90     teach stubble to shephard stubs, shepherd recipe(2)

G.       ravi

x    9/11/90     compile the server under ms-dos till it almost works
     9/18/90     enhance smalltalk to ignore groups of conflicts
     9/18/90     ID, Ipos
     9/18/90     generate an IObjectAsPosition coordinate space (called IPos's)
     9/28/90     split uses of IDSpace to IDSpace vs. IPos spaces.
     9/28/90     implement interning table for IPos's (ravi?)
     9/28/90     spire design
     9/28/90     add wait for open to gatekeeper since sensors work (from markm list)

I.       roger

x    9/11/90     xanatext in xwindows from xanadu

J.       roland

     9/18/90     learn smalltalk
     9/18/90     run ceran over the world

K.       Bill

     9/18/90     debug proxy deletes for garbage collector
     9/18/90     make garbage collector work across lan

L.       Joel

     9/21/90     find replacement for bobp

M.       Chris

     9/18/90     figure out text comparison
     9/18/90     primitive moves extracted from smalltalk
     9/18/90     fix sun, copying system from butch
     9/18/90     mail message, compile error with new proxies
     9/18/90     learn fm

N.       Rick

     9/18/90     models for manipulators

O.       Paul

x    9/18/90     fix garbage collection with engines
     9/18/90     ld-r working
     9/18/90     trace command

P.       Andy

     9/11/90     varargs fixed

Q.       Robh

x    9/04/90     beat up continuations

L.       Small Tasks List

    add newlines to the smalltalk transcripts
    Cleanup region code
    Sequence # in smalltalk, dean & michael versions
    Test files
    fix stubble for 1-way connections for dean

L.       Deferred Meetings:

     Markm, paul, rick, zstep debugger
     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