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Weekly Planning Meeting, 12/11

Highlights 12/11:

This was a very productive week. The humongous congratulations 
go to ravi, who completed miniSpire. MiniSpire is a subset of Spire large 
enough so that developers could run very educational examples 
with it. Indeed, miniSpire may be enough of Spire so that we 
should declare it to be Spire Release 1 and ship it (as soon 
as there's a usable backend to link it with, that is :-). 

Big congratulations also go to roland, joel, chris, dean, hill, 
hugh, paul, and rob and rick. Joel has a draft of a licensing 
agreement with Key Logic that is very close to being mutually 
acceptable. Roland finished the document exporter; we successfully 
extracted hypertextual documentation for an xpp class, straight 
from the source code. 

Hugh can now delete as well as add linkends in the linkend window. 
Chris completed the attribute system, which seems to be helping 
a number of people; he also has the locking classes working, 
which is needed to write to disk. Paul completed persistent hash 
tables for montage. Meanwhile, rob and rick were able to link 
montage to the server across the lan. 

Last but perhaps most interesting, hill's grandhash sets worked 
brilliantly when integrated by dean during his major effort: 
Dean fixed up a fake urdi in smalltalk that goes to disk (for 
testing). Consequently, though it's not the version that completes 
our last milestone before shaking the world with a Very Restricted 
Developer Release, we do have a version of the backend that writes 
to disk--and even more amazingly, reads the data back in! :-)
Meetings:  Paul, markm, derby. Ravi, marcs, spire. Dean, hugh, 
strange bug. Markm, chris, null in pairs. Michael, dean, restart 
in abrahams. Roger, marcs, trn news.  Markm, michael, et. al, 
hiding virtuals. Roger, ravi, where font info lies. 

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

A.       dean

x    12/11/90     integrated grand sets
x    12/11/90     fake urdi in smalltalk goes to disk
x    12/11/90     sped up initialiser
x    12/11/90     shut down, restart
     12/18/90     fix translator for printing documentation
     12/18/90     add forgotten stuff to snarfs
     12/18/90     make al class methods friends in translator?
     12/18/90     compile link and go to disk!
     12/23/90     remember what doesn't work in signals

B.       hill

x    12/11/90     grandhash set
x    12/11/90     give dean fast compiler
     12/18/90     gracefully drop connection to backend
     12/18/90     pester hugh, link maker, multiview to compile
     12/18/90     estimate size of visible xpp
     12/18/90     non-texty write to disk
     12/18/90     next alpha
     12/18/90     run all code through crutch
     12/18/90     out-of-house shell script

C.       hugh

x    12/11/90     discard link end from well in linkend window 

     12/18/90     figure out what to do next on tapestry

D.       markm

x    12/11/90     get everything compiling
     12/18/90     document another 150 classes and methods
     12/18/90     new class attiibutes stuff
     12/18/90     document new class attributes stuff
     12/18/90     fix calc
     12/20/90     constructor bombs in smalltalk
     1/11/90     fix tree coordinate space
     1/20/90     message on overloading
     1/27/90     tests for clubs

E.       marcs

     12/18/90     get chris allen for interview
     1/04/91     collect sqa notes
     1/04/91     define "protected" in spire
     1/04/91     start second round of patenting work
     1/04/91     think about protected as a level 2 tool
     1/04/91     figure out whether links are standalone objects

F.       michael

x    12/11/90     add preprocessor to stubble script
     12/18/90     packers as fluidvars
     12/18/90     converge abraham
     12/18/90     merge rest of attrib changes
     12/18/90     interface to urdi
     12/18/90     viewhandler: connect to dean's stuff

G.       ravi

x    12/04/90     minispire implemented in C
     12/18/90     refine ceran
     12/30/90     add wait for open to gatekeeper since sensors work (from markm list)

I.       roger

x    12/11/90     redid tapestry in guide
     12/18/90     merge ravi's whole application

J.       roland

x    12/11/90     documentation exporter done
     12/18/90     print blast list for documentation effort
     12/18/90     add keyword safe to keyword list
     12/24/90     xlint flag only friends not in same module
     12/27/90     enhance crutch to be wheelchair

K.       Bill

x    12/11/90     clean up 4.1

L.       Joel

x    12/11/90     draft agreement with key logic
     12/18/90     agreement with key logic
     12/21/90     find replacement for bobp

M.       Chris

x    12/11/90     locking classes
     12/18/90     merge locking classes
     12/18/90     convert alpha 9A to one with attributes consistent throughout
     12/18/90     figure out sys admin
     1/30/91     display a version compare

N.       Rick

x    12/11/90     linked febe to backend across lan
     12/18/90     graphics object hierarchy

O.       Paul

x    12/18/90     persistent hash tables
     12/18/90     lite objects in moose
     12/18/90     interface to mail with genetic algorithm filter
     12/13/90     scheduler design for montage

P.       Andy

     12/04/90     cpp for bob murphy
     12/04/90     figure out sun windows
     12/04/90     Port Rick's sunview interface
     12/04/90     Investigate SIOW for main tty window
     12/04/90     browser

Q.       Rob

x    12/11/90     link scheran to server!

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, et al, should class methods be translated to static 
               member functions, and consider the convert mechanism.
     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