>> A nova is an exploded star. Really. Look it up. (And I thought that >> my college astronomy class would never be useful). ;-) AB> [...] I don't like that "sinking into obscurity" part. It says a AB> supernova is "a star that explodes and becomes extremely luminous AB> in the process." Either way, I don't like the dying parts that AB> both names imply. "Nova" is also the classic example of bad product naming in every second introductory management class or textbook, because it is usually chosen by English-speaking people without consideration for its meaning in other languages (the bit about "no va" meaning "no go" in Spanish, which is true). The whole thing actually is something of an urban legend (read, among others, http://www.snopes.com/business/misxlate/nova.htm), but it has become so much of a symbol for a classic bad example that I wouldn't really recommend it. Internationalization issues arise about a couple of other names, too... I've tried the names with a couple of people over here to see what they were associated with, and some results were rather disappointing. "Dysis" was associated with things like "dyslexia". "Jaffa" was vigorously rejected by a Lebanese friend. "Nemo" means "nobody" in Latin (which is where Jules Verne got the name for his captain from, but the general association was not positive). "Indigo" was pointed out as a SGI trademark for a range of computers and hence problematic, SGI would probably complain on the grounds of having to sell an operating system for these computers themselves. Finally, most non-native English speakers did not know what a "firefly" actually was. I've asked them to cast votes themselves, so we don't have to discuss that in detail here. Anyhow, the list is online now, so this type of consideration is redundant by now. On the other hand, if "Haiku" is chosen, that would probably imply having to do some i18n work already for R1, just in order not to offend all the Japanese geeks ;-) Not a bad thing IMHO, but a lot of work... Cheers - Philipp Reichmuth mailto:mailinglistenprozessor@xxxxxxx -- Printer not ready / Could be a fatal error / Have a pen handy?