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Weekly Planning Meeting, 10/16

Highlights 10/16:

This week, the big congratulations go to chris and rick. Rick 
has click controllers on maps in Montage, among other things. 
Chris compiled his code for version comparison for the next merge 
for hill, and when hill merged it in, it just worked, with no 
muss or fuss! Chris, we need for you to tell everybody else how 
it's done :-)

Congratulations also go to roger, roland, dean and markm. Roger 
has blended different tools to speed up link times. Roland has 
meanwhile been doing a great job of making formic and stubble 
changes fast enough so that the writing-to-disk task does not 
get slowed down; most recently, he eliminated dups from superfuncs 
and added a break statement in stubble.

Meanwhile, Markm and dean fixed a small problem introduced last 
week when we merged in the permissions system and rest homes: 
the system performance went from 153 seconds for a waldo test 
to, uh, 20 hours :-) Well, that's all taken care of; the permission 
system is now just 17% overhead. 

Thanks go to ravi, for his swift and excellent trip report on 

Meetings: Bill, marcs, discuss 4.1 upgrade. Chris, hugh, schnerts. 
Paul, hugh, markm, asynchrony. Joel, marcs, Key Logic negotiations. 
Ravi, markm, stamp prop changed. Marcs, see ted's tape. Hugh, 
markm, hill, xpp testing. Hill, michael, problem in entries, 
indices being off. Ravi, markm, fix backfollow. Hill, dean, protection 
violations. Chris, markm, screenplay.Roger, hugh, ravi, dean, 
fm pieces dean should complete? Dean, michael smalltalk shepherd 
class. Bill, michael, merge again. Markm, michael, et. al, hiding 
virtuals. Hugh, michael, bugs in sets. Roger, markm, backup vlad. 
Ravi, roger, hugh, teach hill fm tests. Roland, michael, the 
return of a const parameter in C. Michael, dean, discuss resthome. 
Roger, ravi, where font info lies. 

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

A.       dean

x    10/16/90     perf eng on bert stamp reclamation
x    10/16/90     quick resthome fix
     10/23/90     remember what doesn't work in signals
     10/23/90     protection violations
     10/23/90     run waldo test for hill
     10/23/90     begin archiving design in earnest
     10/23/90     performance engineer rest home

B.       hill

     10/23/90     where vtable lies in zortech

C.       hugh

x    10/16/90     fixed warp drive
x    10/16/90     warp engine

D.       markm

x    10/16/90     may become any subclass
x    10/23/90     down to 17% overhead for permissions
     10/23/90     oopsla
     10/30/90     message on overloading
     10/30/90     constructor bombs in smalltalk
     11/27/90     tests for clubs

E.       marcs

     10/23/90     monthly tech report
     10/23/90     draft plan for documentation, start work toward consensus
     10/23/90     find markm's X++ videotape
     10/23/90     design for minimal spire complete
     11/23/90     ted's guys doing presentations
     11/28/90     collect sqa notes
     11/28/90     start second round of patenting work
     11/30/89     figure out whether links are standalone objects

F.       michael

     10/23/90     stubble methods for shepherd stubs
     10/23/90     interface to urdi
     10/30/90     viewhandler: connect to dean's stuff

G.       ravi

x    10/09/90     go to CSCW
x    10/09/90     aspects menu item
x    10/09/90     spire design
x    10/16/90     beyond z for fileouts, we want za
x    10/16/90     enhance smalltalk to ignore groups of conflicts
     10/23/90     minispire implement
     10/30/90     add wait for open to gatekeeper since sensors work (from markm list)

I.       roger

x    10/16/90     
     10/23/90     merge ravi's whole application

J.       roland

x    10/16/90     add break statement in stubble
x    10/16/90     eliminate dups from superfuncs in stubble
     10/23/90     iterating toward root in superclasses
     10/23/90     write translator for C++ to documentation 

K.       Bill

     10/23/90     upgrade suns to 4.1

L.       Joel

     10/21/90     find replacement for bobp

M.       Chris

x    10/16/90     compile version compare
     10/23/90     mail message, compile error with new proxies
     10/30/90     display a version compare

N.       Rick

     10/16/90     click controller on maps

O.       Paul

x    10/09/90     load tracing
x    10/16/90     C++ dbx beta from sun
     10/16/90     scheduler design for montage

P.       Andy

x    10/02/90     mac elk done
     10/06/90     Investigate SIOW for main tty window
     10/06/90     Port Rick's sunview interface
     10/16/90     browser

Q.       Rob

x    9/18/90     find and destroy bug in 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:

     After First Dev Release, markm, chris, deletion of actual object, propagate comm properly
     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

     incremental gc during perf eng
     merge contact databases
     scenario documents (markm, dean
     tutorial for users on the frontend
     reference manual for users on the frontend
     test scaffolding, code exercisers