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Weekly Planning Meeting, 10/02
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- Subject: Weekly Planning Meeting, 10/02
- From: Marc Stiegler <marcs>
- Date: Fri, 5 Oct 90 13:30:28 PDT
Well, everyone, I have such good news this week that my smile
is hurting my face. Twice before, events of such wonder have
occurred that I have given standing ovations in the weekly meeting.
Today I get to do it again.
This week, the standing ovation goes to markm, who has finished
the permission system (smalltalk version) almost 2 months ahead
Finished? Early!? MARKM??!! Whew! :-)
Even more interesting, since the permission system was the largest
project on my PERT chart, this knocks the bottom out of our timelines:
Folks, for perhaps the first time in 20 years, Xanadu as a whole
is AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.
Ahead? Of Schedule!? XANADU??!! Whew, Whew!! :-)
After having promised so many people, so many times, that we
would start a limited release of the Server to developers "soon",
it looks like, this time, it's really true.
Big congratulations this week go to rick, andy, and hill. Andy
has elk running on the Mac. And rick (in combination with mlb,
I believe) had a breakthrough in figuring out how to support
software factories in Montage--at least it looks like a breakthrough
to me, because, looking at the functions he designed, it's the
first time I've felt like I understood what was going on with
Meanwhile, in addition to completing a stepper for the grandhash,
and retrofitting all the deletes into destructs, Mr. hill has
separated the server from the frontend tools, so that the server
works across the lan (though the Server does, ah, crash the second
time you log in :-).
Congratulations also go to bill, hugh, dean, and chris. Bill
completed the entry receiver recipe needed for running FeBe down
the wire. Dean is now garbage collecting berts off the disk as
well as stamps; once he completes the collection of canopies,
he will be done with this task and ready to go on to archiving
(which is the most-postponed undertaking of the project, I think
:-). Chris has movements separated out for the version comparison,
ready for display. And hugh has upgraded text handling to allow
multiple runs per line, which is necessary for, among other things,
multiple font display and version comparison.
Meetings: Bill, michael, merge again. Ravi, find method prototype
for michael. Hill, hugh, ravi, tables. Markm, michael, et. al,
function hiding. Marcs, hugh, next task. Hugh, michael, bugs
in sets. Roger, markm, backup vlad. Ravi, roger, hugh, teach
hill fm tests. Roland, ravi, michael, hill, binding com.ents
in formic. Roland, michael, the return of a const parameter in
C. Michael, dean, discuss resthome. Ravi, dean, garbage coliect
canopies. Marcs, dean, time for bertstamp reclamation. Hugh,
chris, comparison tools in fm. Michael, dean, second snarf packing
meeting. Roger, ravi, where font info lies.
Anyway, this week's task list is as follows:
x 10/02/90 berts gc done
10/09/90 canopies gc correctly
10/16/90 remember what doesn't work in signals
x 10/02/90 turn delete to destruct in smalltalk
x 9/27/90 complete stepper for grandhash
10/09/90 where vtable lies in zortech
x 10/02/90 permission test differences display
x 10/02/90 multiple runs per line
x 10/02/90 absence of metaclubs means self meta
x 10/02/90 testers on existing permissions
10/02/90 message on overloading
x 10/02/90 create new readclub with members null
10/09/90 constructor bombs in smalltalk
x 10/16/90 club desc add shared edit club loc, use everywhere, create shared edit club as needed
x 10/22/90 create read club's shared edit club with gatekeeper's club as member
x 10/30/90 fix nonclub berts to have the 2new berts the read club of the stamp share
10/09/90 compile and link the permissions system in
11/27/90 tests for clubs
x 10/02/90 fixed toolbook
x 10/02/90 first monthly report for al
10/09/90 draft plan for documentation, start work toward consensus
10/09/90 find markm's X++ videotape
10/09/90 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
10/09/90 stubble methods for shepherd stubs
10/09/90 interface to urdi
10/09/90 viewhandler: connect to dean's stuff
9/27/90 enhance smalltalk to ignore groups of conflicts
10/09/90 go to CSCW
10/09/90 aspects menu item
10/09/90 spire design
10/09/90 add wait for open to gatekeeper since sensors work (from markm list)
10/09/90 merge hugh's stuff,
10/16/90 merge ravi's whole application
10/09/90 write translator for C++ to documentation
x 10/02/90 entry receiver recipe
10/09/90 upgrade suns to 4.1
10/21/90 find replacement for bobp
x 9/27/90 insertions, deletions identified and ready
x 10/02/90 get move stored, ready for presentation
10/09/90 mail message, compile error with new proxies
10/02/90 display a version compare
x 10/02/90 breakthrough design for montage factories
10/09/90 paper for carl
x 10/02/90 show environment
10/09/90 load tracing
10/09/90 hook debugging to windows
x 10/02/90 mac elk done
10/06/90 Investigate SIOW for main tty window
10/06/90 Port Rick's sunview interface
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
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).
merge contact databases
scenario documents (markm, dean
tutorial for users on the frontend
reference manual for users on the frontend
test scaffolding, code exercisers