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Firefox 0.8 and 0.9

Quick, Aucklanders -- what do you notice about the code names for Mozilla Firefox 0.8 (Royal Oak) and 0.9 (One Tree Hill)?

I wonder if it's a coincidence, or if this will continue? :) Of course, I'd rather they used suburbs of where I live, and not some big heap of land up north. Hehehe. :) At least it might for a while... the previous code named releases appear to be Pescadero (0.1), Santa Cruz (0.2), Lucia (0.3), Oceano (0.4), and Naples (0.5). A quick Google search suggests to me these are all places in California, if anything. (Seems also that 0.6, 0.6.1, 0.7 and 0.7.1 never got code names, which is a pity. Oh well.)


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Nope, it's no coincidence. Ben Goodger, the lead developer on FireFox is from Auckland: http://www.bengoodger.com/about/ben.shtml

BTW, the 1.0b release has the codename Greenlane, and 0.7.1 was Three Kings. You can see all the release codenames at http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firefox/roadmap.html

There is also a One Tree Hill in Greenwich, London. And the original Royal Oak, where Charles II hid, is near London.

Hi Simon, hi za...

Thanks for the comments, especially for the cluestick/correction by way of the roadmap URL. (Damn! So there were code names for 0.6 through 0.7.1...) You can, alas, never Google enough, it seems... still can't figure out the significance of 1.0 (Phoenix), yet. Unless it's something to do with Firefox's old name, that is.

I forgot about Ben, too. How could I?


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