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Weekly Planning Meeting, 12/18

Highlights 12/18:

The big congratulations this week go to rob and joel. Rob
has scheran fully interconnected to a remote server across
the lan; as a consequence, the Montage team is back to
believing that this Xanadu thing might be usable some day
:-)  And joel's  negotiations with Key Logic have born
full fruit: we have a licensing agreement that we can both
live with. Now Montage can incorporate facilities that
allow end users to certify the trustworthiness of software
they receive, which I believe will give us a fascinating
marketing edge as we enter the Decade of the Computer

Congratulations also go to paul, markm, and chris. Paul
completed lightweight objects in moose. Chris updated the
latest alpha to use attributes throughout, which will
allow us to...uh...how embarassing: I can't tell you what
this means because I don't really know myself (can someone
tell me more about this at the next meeting? :-). And
markm finished the attributes work that chris proliferated
throughout the server. 

I feel obligated to congratulate rick as well; once again,
he has put aside the fun coding tasks and done  management
stuff, like talking to tech pubs to make sure they will be
in gear to support Montage when the time is right.

A major oddity will take place in our next Tuesday
planning meeting: the Tuesday meeting will take place on
Thursday. Thursday, January 3, to be precise.

Happy New Year, everybody! :-) 

Meetings:  Rick, paul, markm, ravi, extending link types
in distributed global namespace. Dean, markm, et al,
friends in translator. 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    12/18/90     add forgotten stuff to snarfs
     1/03/91     class attributes in smalltalk
     1/03/91     partial loaves with sensors should not get purged
     1/03/91     fix translator for printing documentation
     1/03/91     compile link and go to disk!
     1/03/91     word wrap of comments in translator
     2/03/91     remember what doesn't work in signals

B.       hill

     1/03/91     gracefully drop connection to backend
     1/03/91     pester hugh, link maker, multiview to compile
     1/03/91     estimate size of visible xpp
     1/03/91     non-texty write to disk
     1/03/91     next alpha
     1/10/91     run all code through crutch
     1/17/91     out-of-house shell script

C.       hugh

     1/03/91     figure out what to do next on tapestry

D.       markm

x    12/18/90     fix calc
x    12/18/90     new class attiibutes stuff
     1/03/91     integrate class attributes
     1/03/91     document new class attributes stuff
     1/03/91     document another 150 classes and methods
     1/03/91     call murray hill about vtable bug
     2/03/91     constructor bombs in smalltalk
     2/11/90     fix tree coordinate space
     2/20/90     message on overloading
     2/27/90     tests for clubs

E.       marcs

     1/03/91     budgets, build for xanadu, review for amix and all tech of autodesk 
     1/17/91     get chris allen for interview
     2/04/91     collect sqa notes
     2/04/91     think about protected as a level 2 tool
     2/04/91     define "protected" in spire
     2/04/91     start second round of patenting work

F.       michael

x    12/18/90     invented fixed sptrs
x    1/03/91     packers as fluidvars
     1/03/91     converge abraham
     1/03/91     merge rest of attrib changes
     1/03/91     interface to urdi
     1/03/91     viewhandler: connect to dean's stuff

G.       ravi

     1/03/91     blitz the spire stack to correct documentation
     1/03/91     refine ceran
     2/03/91     add wait for open to gatekeeper since sensors work (from markm list)

I.       roger

     1/03/91     merge ravi's whole application

J.       roland

x    1/03/91     repaired conflict in formic
     1/03/91     print blast list for documentation effort
     1/03/91     xlint flag only friends not in same module
     3/03/91     enhance crutch to be wheelchair

K.       Bill

     1/03/91     install autoarchive bug report address

L.       Joel

x    12/18/90     agreement with key logic
     2/03/91     find replacement for bobp

M.       Chris

x    12/11/90     merge locking classes
x    12/18/90     convert alpha 9a to one with attributes consistent throughout
     1/03/91     figure out sys admin
     2/03/91     display a version compare

N.       Rick

     1/03/91     graphics object hierarchy

O.       Paul

x    1/03/91     lite objects in moose
     1/03/91     interface to mail with genetic algorithm filter
     1/03/91     scheduler design for montage

P.       Andy

x    1/03/91     finished file system code for the mac
     1/03/91     cpp for bob murphy
     1/03/91     figure out sun windows
     1/03/91     current sun user interface on the mac
     1/03/91     Investigate SIOW for main tty window
     1/03/91     browser
     1/17/91     pc port

Q.       Rob

x    12/18/90     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