Firefox changed Minefield to Nightly as they wanted to attract more
users to it and soften the name. We're thinking about changing the name
for Shredder, though we haven't decided for definite yet. This decision
may take us longer to complete on as trunk builds are already set up,
and we're focused on getting the rapid releases moving smoothly, however
as we're thinking about aurora code names, now seemed a good time to
kick off the discussion.
Therefore, any suggestions for a new name for the trunk/nightly builds
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.
How about "Sapling" (a young tree) which goes along nicely with Trunk
(both tree related) and implies a less mature codebase.
> 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.
Nightly: "Nighthawk" / "Raven" / "Crow" / "Nightingale"
Nightly: "Breaking Egg"
The bold way:
Nightly: Nestling, Nestegg,
That'd make explaining nightlies to newbies very easy, at least:
„Don't use versions you can't spell or pronounce properly!“
I don't think I really have a good idea for a name, but I believe I have a
Everybody is working hard to reduce information overflow, to make interfaces
easier to understand and to reduce unneeded complexity.
Language is also an interface. Make peoples life easier. Get to the point.
Don't be too poetic. Use names that tell what it is.
This said, I'd use something everyone recognizes out of Thunderbird context
e.g. "Recent" or create an association along something people know from
Thunderbird e.g. "Hatching".
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Good point. The simplest replacement for Nightly I can think of is Daily.