thursday, 15 november 2007

posted at 14:09

The results are in. The browser will be called "Traveller" (that's British spelling, with two ells). I had already thought of this as a potential name before asking for ideas, and when a couple of people suggested it too I knew it was good.

The reasons I like it are threefold:

  • Its a good companion for Wanderer.
  • It carries on the tradition of giving browsers a name related to finding the unknown: Navigator, Explorer, Konqueror, Safari, etc.
  • It references an in-joke among the members of my team at work, so its just a little bit personal too.

So thanks everyone for your input. I enjoyed hearing all your ideas :)

Relatedly, Paul J. Beel asked me a bunch of questions about the project and has just posted my answers over at the AROS Show. That should pretty much cover what exactly it is I'm doing and what you can expect.

I'm looking for someone who can is savvy with graphics to produce some art for the browser - icons, throbber, about screen, etc. I have ideas, but need someone who knows how to produce art and animations to give me a hand. Contact me via email (rob@cataclysm.cx or grab me on IRC (fce2 on irc.freenode.net).

Now that all the excitement and administrivia is out of the way, time to do some actual hacking.