Code names for Aurora builds

John Hopkins jhopkins at mozilla.com
Tue Jun 7 17:55:26 UTC 2011


On 11-06-07 10:36 AM, John Thomsen wrote:
> 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:
> Nightly/Aurora/Beta/Release
>
> with:
> Nightbird/Corona/Beta/Release
>
> 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
> situations.

Corona is the name of a popular beer - I don't know if that would hinder 
our usage of the word.

http://www.corona.com/

Other than that, I think those are good ideas.

John

>
> Finally, the two names together implies emerging features.
>
>
> My best shots. Take good care of them ;)
>
> Regards,
> John
>
> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borrelia
> [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corona
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