Ristretto 1.0 - Functional Requirements (1/3)

Stephan Arts stephan at xfce.org
Wed Jul 8 23:40:40 CEST 2009

On Sat, Jul 4, 2009 at 12:51 PM, Stephan Arts<stephan at xfce.org> wrote:
> 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

I have modified the wiki-page based on your feedback.

It's now ready for round 2, if anything is not (clearly) described,
does not resemble the english language or you think it is wrong or
missing, please proposed fix.

So far, I think we have done a good job getting the functional
specifications straight and the page is more complete as it was

Kind regards,

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