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Weekly Planning Meeting, 11/20

Highlights 11/20:

The big congratulations this week go to hill, michael, and
markm. Michael completed a vast array of tasks associated
with writing to disk; indeed, he surpassed dean's previous
record in breaking down tasks into sub-subtasks small
enough to see what's going on :-) Mr. hill completed a new
alpha, good enough to hand to rick and the Montage team to
see if it would fly; it, uh, wasn't quite good enough, but
I was still delighted to see something good enough to TRY

And markm documented over 150 methods and classes, on
schedule and under budget :-) This makes the first round
of documentation about 10% complete.

Congratulations also go to ravi, roger, roland, and rick.
Roland completed a host of stubble enhancement tasks
needed for the disk-writing process, as well as a new
comment extractor for the documentation effort. Roger
built the Open Look button panel for Tapestry (though I
guess it's not quite integrated in yet :-) Rick has
engaged another critical management task, getting QA and
documentation people on-line for Montage. Meanwhile ravi
compiled everything under MS-DOS, with the Zortech C++
compiler. It won't link yet, but this still brings us an
astonishingly large step closer to a DOS version of Xanadu.

A big welcome goes to Dan Reuben (did I get that right?),
the newest member of the Montage team. A big condolences
also goes to Dan; he is in the midst of his first fevered
encounter with xanashock. Don't worry, Dan, it'll get
better. Of course, it won't ever quite go away
(hmmm...that's the way it is with malaria, too, isn't it?

Happy Thanksgiving, Everybody!

Meetings: Bill, roger, marcs, the 600MB hd. Roger, marcs,
trn news. Markm, dean, definition of "safe". Dean, marcs,
gnu C++ 3.0. Roland, hugh, xpp on Mac. Rick, ravi, Phar
Lap and Windows. Ravi, roland, ceran. Dean, michael, who
keeps persistent hash? Roger, dean, hugh, ravi, fm update
events. Dean, michael, remaining divergence in snarfs.
Markm, michael, et. al, hiding virtuals. Hugh, michael,
bugs in sets. Roger, ravi, where font info lies. 

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

A.       dean

x    11/20/90     fixed getCanonical
     11/27/90     make everything compile
     11/27/90     add forgotten count to snarfs
     11/27/90     add rest home clean up to snarf packer
     12/23/90     remember what doesn't work in signals

B.       hill

x    11/20/90     new server for Montage team
     11/27/90     hack cpp in front of formic
     11/27/90     run all code through crutch
C.       hugh

x    11/20/90     actual word arrays made identical in C++, smalltalk
     11/27/90     testing tools
     11/27/90     integrate linkend window

D.       markm

x    11/20/90     document 150 classes and methods
     11/27/90     document another 150 classes and methods
     12/20/90     message on overloading
     12/20/90     constructor bombs in smalltalk
     12/27/90     tests for clubs

E.       marcs

     11/27/90     gear up the training dept at autodesk for spire and febe
     11/27/90     think about protected as a level 2 tool
     11/27/90     get chris allen for interview
     12/28/90     collect sqa notes
     12/27/90     define "protected" in spire
     12/28/90     start second round of patenting work
     12/30/89     figure out whether links are standalone objects

F.       michael

x    11/20/90     aToken added to shepherd stub constructor and metamorphose
x    11/20/90     killed checked class
x    11/20/90     enabled generation of stub routines for all non special member functions
x    11/20/90     Dropped shepflag argument stub constructor
x    11/20/90     added internal variable printing to stub printon
x    11/20/90     eliminated stub's knowledge of snarf id and location
x    11/20/90     changed gettoken to fetchtoken
x    11/20/90     added operator = to nofault list
x    11/20/90     got rid of changedisklocation
x    11/20/90     renamed fakegetcategory
x    11/20/90     added shepherdstub::iskindof override
x    11/20/90     installed code for const handling 
x    11/20/90     moved echoed text from stubble script
x    11/20/90     installed rejection of static member functions in shepherd stubs
x    11/20/90     changed hash value from unsigned long to uint4
x    11/20/90     storageclass nofault
     11/27/90     bring urdi up to alpha 9
     11/27/90     interface to urdi
     11/27/90     viewhandler: connect to dean's stuff

G.       ravi

x    11/20/90     compiled everything in zortech
     11/27/90     minispire implemented in C
     11/30/90     add wait for open to gatekeeper since sensors work (from markm list)

I.       roger

x    11/20/90     new button panel in guide 
     11/27/90     merge ravi's whole application

J.       roland

x    11/20/90     test for const on member functions
x    11/20/90     new translator for C++ to documentation 
     11/27/90     print blast list for documentation effort
     11/27/90     update everyone to michael's formic
     11/27/90     keyword safe
     12/27/90     enhance crutch to be wheelchair

K.       Bill

     11/20/90     upgrade suns to 4.1

L.       Joel

     12/21/90     find replacement for bobp

M.       Chris

     11/27/90     keyword safe
     11/27/90     locking classes
     11/20/90     keep track of disks, stubble code
     11/20/90     figure out sys admin
     11/30/90     display a version compare

N.       Rick

x    11/13/90     PERT chart

O.       Paul

     11/13/90     scheduler design for montage

P.       Andy

     10/30/90     figure out sun windows
     11/07/90     Port Rick's sunview interface
     11/30/90     Investigate SIOW for main tty window
     11/30/90     browser

Q.       Rob

x    11/13/90     got car :-)

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:

     Chris, hugh, schnerts.
     After First Dev Release, markm, chris, deletion of
                 actual object, propagate comm properly
     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.
     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