A simple, but nice thing about Eclipse releases are their names. Traditionally, Eclipse releases have been named after moons or other space-related phenomena.
This started in 2006, when the 3.2 release was named “Callisto”. After Europa, Ganymede and Galileo, another simple, but great idea was to order the release by the first letter of their name in alphabetical order. This idea was realized until today with Helios, Indigo, Juno, Kepler, Luna and Mars. Finding a name starting with “N” for the upcoming release proved to be more difficult than anticipated. Finally, the community decided for “Neon”, which is a great name.
What does this have to do with our office?
We have a whole floor dedicated to this great history of names – we named all rooms in that flow after Eclipse releases.
We (Maximilian and Jonas) for example are working in Juno while Europe is our common room. We are using it for meetings, but also for occasional bavarian breakfasts, for playing table soccer, dart, golf, table tennis or just to chill-out a bit.
We wonder, what will come after “Neon”. Many names with “O” are already taken, as for example “Orbit” or “Orion”. For example, you will get surprising search results, if you google “Eclipse Omega” 🙂
There are again a few moons in our solar system, which would fit, e.g. “Oberon”, “Ophelia” or “Orthosie”, but it is always fun to watch the creativity of the Eclipse community when finding a fitting name for the next great release of Eclipse. So far, our code name has been “Oberon”.