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Weekly Planning Meeting, 11/28
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- Subject: Weekly Planning Meeting, 11/28
- From: Marc Stiegler <marcs>
- Date: Thu, 30 Nov 89 17:45:12 PST
The big congratulations this past week go to dean and hill. Dean
got enfilades working with splay trees (part of the congratulations
go to markm as well, who helped resolve some design issues).
Now, once the splay trees are working inside the ent, the ent
will be ready to merge into Alpha--which will be the biggest
single task to perform to have a Beta of the backend.
Meanwhile hill finished a new version of alpha, which has tables
(the stuff hugh has been tearing his hair out over) merged in
(part of the congratulations go to hugh as well).
We're getting close enough to a quantum leap in the quality of
the backend for it to be exciting, folks.
Congratulations also go to hugh and roger for accelerating the
current Alpha backend; whereas last week we could only retrieve
documents with <20 characters without waiting for the Millennium,
today we can get 200 characters. Now all we need is another 5
orders of magnitude, and we'll be in good shape :-)
And congratulations go to bill, who has the whole-xanadu-backup
part of our backup system tested and working smoothly at last;
heretofore, we were counting on the incremental backups for everything.
Major Meeting: We will have a Capability Review starting at 11AM
on Wednesday December 13. Basically, we will go through every
feature of the InfoFactory frontend, item by item, and determine
whether we know how to support the requirements for that feature
in every level of our software, layer by layer (jacque, see me
about how structuring this undertaking so we can record it and
so we don't miss anything).This will also act as a warmup for
a design review on the InfoFactory: people will be able to point
out problems and issues, though we will not resolve anything
in this meeting. Resolutions will probably be reached by groups
of no more than 4 people in the aftermath.
Meetings: Monday, hill and markm do sequence number dangle checks.
Hill, hugh, ravi, etc., discuss PackOBits. There will be a Debating
Society meeting on sizzling frontends, Wednesday December 6 at
7PM; marcs will present the InfoFactory design at 6PM that evening
for interested parties in preparation for that meeting. Marcs,
all the programmers, discuss Pearl Harbor options on December
11 at 2PM. Bobp, markm, hugh, discuss third party interfaces.
markm, michael, log sessions. Ravi, dean, talk about ent interface.
Roger, hugh, dean, discuss system independent attributes for
Anyway, this week's task list is as follows:
x 11/28/89 replace ocrum objects
x 12/05/89 virtual subtrees
x 11/28/89 enfilade with splay trees
12/05/89 fix pack o bits
12/05/89 partial orgls
12/05/89 specify ent test tools
12/12/89 merge ent into alpha!!
12/12/89 upgrade regression test support
12/12/89 figure out how to generate commands to xlint in smalltalk
12/19/89 controllers for frontends
x 11/28/89 upgrade BE to use tables, alpha 4
12/05/89 write mail about X++ upgrades
12/05/89 confirm functioning of garbage collection
12/05/89 merge ravi stuff into alpha
12/06/89 turn length into count everywhere
12/06/89 replace regions with enclosures
12/13/89 basket & grandmap use garbage collection
12/13/89 fix exception handling with sensors between comm handlers
12/13/89 merge ent into alpha!!
x 11/28/89 build cache for alpha performance
x 11/28/89 replaced iterators
x 11/28/89 merged with ravi
12/05/89 finish file generator
12/05/89 strip ropes out of alpha
12/13/89 update broadcast
12/13/89 integrate FE with Alpha
x 11/28/89 calc example for stubble
x 11/28/89 help dean repair the ent
12/05/89 fix frozen bert grab
12/05/89 help bobp fix up C interfaces
12/06/89 spin up michael
12/13/89 slut implementation of gatekeepers
12/20/89 filtered backfollow
12/20/89 respond to semantics email
12/27/89 merge necromancers with dependencies
12/27/89 merge necromancers with counted pointers
12/27/89 complete to do list from alpha 3
11/29/89 michael's employment agreement
12/05/89 negotiate with nat on C++ upgrade
12/05/89 new infofactory documentation
12/13/89 figure out how to repair email concept
12/13/89 Capabilities Review
12/13/89 figure out whether links are first class objects
12/24/89 rough draft of AMIX/Xanadu frontend comparison
12/31/89 rough draft AMIX/Xanadu integration plan
12/31/89 start second round of patenting work
12/05/89 find new/delete inversion in bomb test
12/05/89 dean style, michael style regression testing
12/05/89 refcount experiment
12/05/89 merge tables into current fe stuff
12/12/89 merge tables into current febe stuff
12/19/89 design extra doc&links protocol to hide orgls&berts
12/26/89 waldo to data model with link schnert
01/02/90 proxify D&L classes
01/02/90 put D&L in smalltalk
01/17/89 do comm in smalltalk
12/05/89 get put on PERT
12/12/89 write xanadu system overview
12/12/89 talk to terry winograd
12/05/89 scrolling windows under C++
12/05/89 review controllers
12/13/89 follow a link
12/19/89 link lists with simple documents in alpha
12/19/89 traverse to acad, traverse from acad
12/05/89 disjunction in formic
12/12/89 eliminate && || in C++
12/19/89 write grammar for formic
12/19/89 parser with expression semantics
12/26/89 xlint check for assign to a parameter variable and assignment to "this"
12/26/89 automatic documenter
x 11/28/89 test whole backup
12/05/89 fix thinLAN
12/05/89 new info packet draft
L. Deferred Meetings:
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.
joel, marcs, discuss terminology in X++ for developer release
(particularly necromancers and related tools)
Ravi, roger, discuss common view.
merge contact databases
scenario documents (markm, dean
integrating ent is a nasty problem
How well will canopy rebalancing perform?
Tumblers as subclass of partiallyOrdered
tutorial for users on the frontend
reference manual for users on the frontend
test scaffolding, code exercisers
rollin, rollout a la Univac
subaccounts, permissions on FE
sys admin, i.e., archiving and partitioning disks