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From Reinhard Pötz <>
Subject Re: Finding a new name for Corona (a Cocoon rewrite)
Date Mon, 04 Aug 2008 06:05:33 GMT

Many thanks to all who came up with suggestions. I will add the 
proposals to the discussion on dev@cocoon.

Reinhard Pötz wrote:
> Dear community,
> in the Cocoon whiteboard (a folder in our SVN repository where every 
> committer can put into any Cocoon related stuff without having to ask) 
> some of us have started with a rewrite of Cocoon. This rewrite, which 
> has the working title "Corona", has two main goals:
>  1. Become the best platform available for RESTful services and
>     RESTful web applications based on the concept of pipelines.
>  2. Provide a generic pipeline Java API with SAX
>     and STaX based default implementations.
> Since we would like to make this work available to a broader audience, 
> we want to start with a series of alpha releases. Unfortunately the name 
> "Corona" is already used together with software (Eclipse Corona). This 
> means that we have to find some other name.
> So far we came up with "Cocoon Silk" and "Cocoon Fibre". Both names have 
> been rejected: Silk because Borland has some testing software and 
> "Fibre" because in German it sounds very much like "Fieber" which 
> translates to "fever". That isn't a good choice either.
> As you can see, the name should be easily pronounceable for people 
> having many different native languages, shouldn't have bad or irritating 
> connotations for people coming from different countries/culters and 
> mustn't be in use together with software.
> Any suggestions are highly appreciated!

Reinhard Pötz                           Managing Director, {Indoqa} GmbH

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