Yay, bike shedding! Wait for me!
AFAIR the original plan was to use gods from the same pantheon for any
given series, Roman for the 0.x series specifically, hence the name
DE - Pantheon. So I looked for suitable Roman deities and I think I've
found a great one.
Continuing the trend, she's a Roman deity and has a celestial body
Solar system named after her. What's more, according to a myth that was
very widespread in late antiquity, she eventually moved to Egypt and
Behold Io! The Roman Isis that comes with a celestial body and a domain
By the way, turns out http://elementary.io is already registered by
Cassidy and currently redirects to elementaryos.org, so I feel like
was the plan all along.
As for development, we have ~8 months till release, so this is going
an iterative cycle. We're obviously not going for Wayland or Mir or
anything equally new and fancy because that technology is not yet
will not be on par with the time-proven base by 14.04. It does look
we'll have another huge migration on our hands after that, though.
So I'd probably start off by getting rid of all the technical debt we
might have accumulated in the race to release and getting some tools to
manage the increased complexity we're facing, e.g. unifying the way
works, providing better code documentation, adding some automated
Next, since we're making an iterative cycle, I'd stop acting and start
reacting. Like, make a list of things that people have trouble with
and fix them. I have compiled an [incomplete] list of gripes people
have with Luna. Maybe we should run some user testing and see what
We can't afford organized user testing, but we could reach out to the
community - say, provide people with testing methodology and ask
spread elementary OS to carry out the testing and send in the
run a user testing sprint to identify the issues the target audience
and fix them. Sounds like a plan!
Long live Io!
Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff
OS architect @ elementary
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