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Jupiter is the planet with the most moons inside our solar system. Jupiter together with its moons is known as Jupiter System. There’re two strong relations to Eclipse RCP.
 
First the Galilean moons: Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. These moons names are also names of past major Eclipse releases (3.x). Each of that past releases introduces important new techniques and specifications that for us today affect your meaning of Eclipse RCP.
 
Second if you follow this document the name should honour some ‘seeds’ or concepts. There’re four strong technical points: Modular UI, Components, UI Framework and Kernel. Each point could be translated into one of the Galilean moons. The Galilean moons are the biggest moons of Jupiter, but by far not all. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moons_of_Jupiter).
 
In fact Jupiter has 63 confirmed moons. The diversity of the Eclipse RCP can be demonstrated by this analogy.
 
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Revision as of 04:57, 23 July 2009

It's possible that Eclipse RCP may be renamed and rebranded as part of the e4 effort. Comments related to this should be added to bug 277947. This page has been created to display the suggested names in a single place. It can be hard to dig through the Bugzilla comments to find them.

Name Seeds

First here are a list of name "seeds", or concepts that may be used to generate names. It's not a requirement that a name reference one of these concepts, but it would be nice.

  • Modular UI
  • Components
  • UI Framework
  • Kernel (for Eclipse)
  • Organic modularity (bees vs blocks)
  • Flexibility (multiple technologies/multiple deployments)
  • Astronomy/Mythology

Name Suggestions

Here is the list of names suggested so far. They are presented in the order they were suggested.

Name Suggested By Notes
Ikebana Roman Porotnikov Japanese flower arrangment
Supernova gershwinou
Milky gershwinou
Moon gershwinou
Universe gershwinou
Ursa Major gershwinou
Prometheus gershwinou
Chassis Sebastian Fuchs
Skeleton Sebastian Fuchs
Stem Sebastian Fuchs
Selene Guillaume (on blog) Goddess of the moon
Facets Mike Evans
Neo Vincenzo Caselli
AppCore Boris Bokowski
AppBase Boris Bokowski
AppFrame Boris Bokowski
Pillar Boris Bokowski
Truss Boris Bokowski
Beam Boris Bokowski
Rafter Boris Bokowski
Deck Boris Bokowski
EElstic Martin Dilger
Montage Patrick Paulin
Collage Patrick Paulin
Optics (Optix) Patrick Paulin
Horizon Patrick Paulin
Descarte Patrick Paulin Cartesian projection (perspectives), kind of a stretch
Iris Patrick Paulin
Lumen Patrick Paulin Measure of light
Candela (Kandela) Patrick Paulin Measure of light
Quasar Patrick Paulin
Redshift Patrick Paulin
Shoji Patrick Paulin Japanese screen room dividers, kind of like a Japanese "Windows"
Gumbo Patrick Paulin
Tangram Boris Bokowski
Ether Krzysztof Kowalczyk http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luminiferous_aether
Aether Krzysztof Kowalczyk http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aether_(classical_element)
Aurora Fabian Steeg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_(astronomy), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_(mythology)
Gravity Krzysztof Kowalczyk ...to keep things together ;)
Particle(s) Krzysztof Kowalczyk Building blocks - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elementary_particle
Mobi Daniel Modular Built userInterface
Eclipse Platform Francesco Guidieri "Eclipse" should be part of the name (different from "Eclipse IDE")
Eclipse Modulo Vincenzo Caselli
Eclipse Bundle Weaver Vincenzo Caselli
Eclipse Building Bricks Vincenzo Caselli