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Weekly Planning Meeting, 8/21
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- Subject: Weekly Planning Meeting, 8/21
- From: Marc Stiegler <marcs>
- Date: Thu, 23 Aug 90 21:46:10 PDT
The heroic big congratulations this week go to bill, who successfully
reconstructed our file system after the disastrous crash this
past week. Congratulations on the successful the recovery also
go to michael.
Big congratulations also go to mr. hill and ravi. Mr. hill got
another factor of 3 speedup of the C++ version of the backend
by using compiler optimization on a carefully selected group
of source files; eventually, of course, we'll run the optimizer
on everything, but not till we have something really important
and worthy of optimization.
Meanwhile, ravi implemented more of the selection mechanism in
Tapestry. Now, when you select a link in the link pane, it automatically
highlights not only the link, but also the material in the text
pane to which the link is attached.
With the addition of this feature, ravi has made visible, for
the first time, a Xanadu capability never before seen in the
world (uh, except in John Walker's quick-and-dirty frontend for
the old Xanadu prototype :-) If you attach a link to a block
of text, then insert new text in the middle, Xanadu links stay
correctly linked to ONLY the original material. Now that ravi's
selection highlights the link end, you can see this result: there
are 2 highlighted areas representing the linkend after the editing
is all done.
Folks, nobody, but nobody, else in the world can handle this
A special congratulations this week goes to naomi, roger's wife,
for a fine new programmer named Hypatia Elisabeth. Hypatia weighs
in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Imagine--she'll grow up in a world
that has Xanadu.
A big welcome this week also goes to Rob Jellinghouse, the latest
member of the Montage team. We're counting on Rob to make more
immediate contributions than Hypatia :-)
Meetings: Bobp, marcs, ravi, roland, markm, spire on Wednesday
at 2PM. Marcs, bobp, developers. Markm, paul, rick, zstep debugger
for scheme. Dean, hill, grand hash in snarfs. markm, dean, what
doesn't work in signals. Bill, michael, merge. MLB, rick, get
purchasing straight. Chris, markm, merge stubble. Markm, dean,
ravi, stamps and berts. Ravi, dean, markm, virtual clubs. Marcs,
markm task breakout. Roger, ravi, where font info lies. Michael,
dean, dean's new stuff.
Anyway, this week's task list is as follows:
x 8/21/90 implement forwarding bug solution except hash resolution
x 8/21/90 changes to disk operation on stubble snarf transmitter
8/28/90 stamp reclaiming
8/28/90 fix bug in dagwood branching
9/28/90 berts & stamps gc
x 8/21/90 get rid of create expressions in fm, tapestry
8/28/90 enhance translator with ixx
8/28/90 fm + tapestry executable
x 8/14/90 incremental update
8/28/90 text revisited
8/28/90 write Become: for disk writing
8/28/90 constructor bombs in smalltalk
8/28/90 virtual clubs for iobject creation, break into tasks
9/21/90 message on overloading
8/28/90 continue investigating xanadu trademark infringement
8/28/90 new documentation approach for spire
8/28/90 message on videotaping
9/28/90 collect sqa notes
9/28/90 start second round of patenting work
9/30/89 figure out whether links are standalone objects
8/28/90 transceivers & beams
8/28/90 snarf transceiver working
9/04/90 discover size and construct ram object (6)
9/04/90 write Shepherd Stub recipe (4)
9/04/90 teach stubble to shephard stubs, shepherd recipe (2)
9/04/90 chameleon stubs (12)
x 8/21/90 selecting links selects linkends
8/28/90 worry machine specific stuff
8/28/90 enhance smalltalk to ignore groups of conflicts
8/21/90 spin marcs up on spire
8/28/90 give sue videotapes, database
8/21/90 give marcs developer leads
8/28/90 xanatext in xwindows
8/28/90 learn smalltalk
8/14/90 type resolutions of expressions and assignment to "this"
8/21/90 debug proxy deletes for garbage collector
8/21/90 make garbage collector work across lan
x 8/14/90 meet mary wills from key logic, start the tough negotiations
8/21/90 find replacement for bobp
8/28/90 shave stubble
9/04/90 learn fm
8/28/90 models for manipulators
8/30/90 trace command
8/21/90 learn segments
8/21/90 fix pointers for elk
8/21/90 figure out how to port elk to OS/2
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:
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