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Weekly Planning Meeting, 10/30

Highlights 10/23:

The big congratulations this week go to dean/michael, hugh, rick, 
and paul. Hugh got fm compiling on the Mac, and has a mockup 
of the Tapestry link pane under smalltalk using fm. Paul has 
semaphores working for Montage; rick has the notifier working 
even in the presence of errors (so we can use notifiers now to 
notifiy us of errors :-). Most unusual, Dean and michael not 
only eliminated rest homes (a critical performance improvement), 
they performed a critical management task.

What's this, you say? A management task? Yes: dean and michael 
figured out how to break up the write-to-disk problem so that 
we could have more people work on it simultaneously. Thank you 
very much, guys :-)

I and mr. hill would like to thank roger for an insightful proposal 
on merge policy: when someone needs to make global changes to 
the system, rather than trying to merge an image with those changes, 
go work with mr. hill directly on the "official" source.    

Meetings: Bill, marcs, discuss 4.1 upgrade. Hill, michael, problem 
in entries, indices being off. Markm, michael, et. al, hiding 
virtuals. Hugh, michael, bugs in sets. Roger, markm, backup vlad. 
Roland, michael, the return of a const parameter in C. Roger, 
ravi, where font info lies. 

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

A.       dean

x    10/30/90     performance engineer rest home
x    10/30/90     parallelized disk writing tasks
     11/06/90     rearrange protocols in shepard stub
     11/06/90     add category to instantiateFlock
     11/06/90     shepherd disk location should blast
     11/06/90     add disk update flag to shepherds
     11/06/90     fix commentts in snarf record
     11/06/90     make a  fake urdi view
     11/06/90     make a fake snarf handler
     11/06/90     make snarf handlers real, make them use snarf handle
     11/06/90     make snarf packer use the fake urdi view
     11/06/90     check destruct methods for operations after super destruct
     11/06/90     throw out rest home
     11/06/90     add forgotten count to snarfs
     11/06/90     add rest home clean up to snarf packer
     11/06/90     hand markm archiving
     11/06/90     explain lock stuff to chris
     11/06/90     clean up existing purge methods
     11/06/90     make everything compile
     11/06/90     invent forwarder protocol
     11/06/90     make a purge operation that only purges clean things
     11/23/90     remember what doesn't work in signals

B.       hill

     11/06/90     send image to markm for documentation

C.       hugh

x    10/30/90     fm compiling on mac
x    10/30/90     mockup of link pane

D.       markm

x    10/30/90     oopsla
     11/06/90     message on overloading
     11/06/90     constructor bombs in smalltalk
     11/27/90     tests for clubs

E.       marcs

     11/06/90     revenue budget for autodesk for 92
     11/06/90     get tv brick for tracy
     11/06/90     draft plan for documentation, start work toward consensus
     11/06/90     find markm's X++ videotape
     11/06/90     design for minimal spire complete
     11/28/90     collect sqa notes
     11/28/90     start second round of patenting work
     11/30/89     figure out whether links are standalone objects

F.       michael

     11/06/90     interface to urdi
     11/06/90     viewhandler: connect to dean's stuff

G.       ravi

     11/07/90     minispire implemented in C
     11/30/90     add wait for open to gatekeeper since sensors work (from markm list)

I.       roger

     11/06/90     merge ravi's whole application

J.       roland

     11/06/90     write translator for C++ to documentation 
     11/06/90     enhance crutch to be wheelchair

K.       Bill

     11/06/90     upgrade suns to 4.1

L.       Joel

     10/21/90     find replacement for bobp

M.       Chris

     10/30/90     mail message, compile error with new proxies
     10/30/90     display a version compare

N.       Rick

x    10/30/90     notifier works in presence of trouble

O.       Paul

x    10/30/90     semaphores done
     11/06/90     scheduler design for montage

P.       Andy

     10/30/90     figure out sun windows
     11/07/90     Port Rick's sunview interface
     11/30/90     Investigate SIOW for main tty window
     11/30/90     browser

Q.       Rob

x    10/30/90     learn scheran

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:

     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