Ristretto 1.0 - Functional Requirements (1/3)

Stephan Arts stephan at xfce.org
Sat Jul 4 12:51:11 CEST 2009

Hi guys,

After a couple of years of development, I am getting tired of the
ad-hoc hacker style development model I have been using for ristretto.
This development model was the cause of several issues which were not
easy to solve.

 - Returning bugs (memory usage, thumbnails, slow UI)
 - Constant rewrites whenever a new feature was being worked on
 - and a few other things...

When this keeps happening, the fun of coding tends to go away...

To prevent that stuff from happening again, I have decided to first
put up a decent specification of what Ristretto should do and how it
should look like(1/3), then actually make a proper design based on
those specifications(2/3) and finally start coding (3/3).

You can find a mockup of the functional specification document for
Ristretto 1.0 on the wiki[0].

I would like you all to look at the specification, and if you have any
suggestions on features and functionality, please post them on this
list. Then we can discuss the direction that the development of
Ristretto is going to take.

Kind regards,
Stephan Arts

[0] http://wiki.xfce.org/releng/fsd/ristretto/1.0

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