Code names for Aurora builds

John Thomsen john.thomsen at
Tue Jun 7 17:36:23 UTC 2011

On 2011-06-06 23:40, Mark Banner wrote:
> The Nightly/Aurora/Beta/Release brandings of Firefox are designed to
> imply emerging features coming through the channels. We'd like to keep a
> sense of that for Thunderbird as well.
> So we need a new code name. Drivers had a chat about this a while ago,
> and we came up with Borealis

IMHO, Borealis is too close to Borrelia [1]

> If anyone has any more suggestions, please let us know.

I suggest replacing:


Because Nightbird as a contraction of Nightly and Thunderbird relates to 
both and the result, night bird, actually makes sense. The name is also 
easy to remember.

Corona [2] is the "aurora" of e.g the Sun. The syntax of the word is 
also similar to that of its peer, which makes life easier in a number of 

Finally, the two names together implies emerging features.

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