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System Software Codenames


QuickTime

  • QuickTime 1.0: Warhol (an early version, the Warhol extension, had the icon of a Campbell's soup can)
  • QuickTime 1.5: Dali
  • QuickTime Conferencing: Alexander, MovieTalk
  • QuickTime for Java: Biscotti

QuickDraw

  • QuickDraw: didn't have a codename, but was coined by Jef Raskin in his 1967 PhD thesis on graphics and interface.
  • QuickDraw 32-bit: Jackson Pollock (named after the late American painter famous for using splashy colors in his work)
  • QuickDraw 3D: Escher (after M.C. Escher, famous for his unique prespectives of 2 and 3 dimentional art)
  • QuickDraw GX: Serrano

A/UX

  • A/UX 1.0: Pigs in Space
  • A/UX 1.11: Circle K (like the store; maybe it was frequently visited by the programmers?)
  • A/UX 2.0: Perestroika, Space Cadet
  • A/UX 3.0: Hulk Hogan
  • Something in the Unix group: Tylenol

Networking/Internet

  • OT/PPP 1.0: Paris
  • LocalTalk: AppleBus, AppleTalk
  • AppleTalk Remote Access (ARA): 976 (a certain popular phone prefix for adult entertaiment)
  • Workgroup Server 95 A/UX: Barracuda
  • Workgroup Server 95 AppleShare: Fugu
  • Apple Token Ring: Frodo
  • AppleShare 1.0: 007
  • AppleShare 3.0: Holy Hand Grenate (of antioch) -- the File Sharing Extensions creator is 'hhgg'. Some claim this is for "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy"
    • FileShare - Killer Rabbit (Apple engineers love Monty Python),
  • Network Software Installer 1.0: Lumahai
  • Network Software Installer 2.0: Balihai
  • Network Software Installer 3.0: Why-o-wai
  • PowerTalk APIs: Ventoux (a French mountain resort that hosts bicycle races)

Programming / Scripting

  • AppleScript 1.0: Cheeze Whiz, Gustav (the name of engineer Donn Denman's rottweiler, the team mascot), Toy Surprise
  • AppleScript 1.1: Guava Surprise, Pure Guava (you can see for yourself by pressing the Option key while clicking "About AppleScript")
  • Bedrock: Apple and Symantec's never shipped cross platform development framework. The Framework became the foundation of the OpenDoc Framework (ODF) for Cross-platform OpenDoc development.
  • OpenDoc: Amber, Exemplar, Jedi
  • HyperCard: WildCard (hence the creator code WILD)
  • HyperCard 2.0: Snow, Hot Water
  • HyperCard IIGS: Bullfinch
  • Dylan Programming Language: Denali

Other System Software

  • Mac OS Extended Format (HFS+): Sequoia (the file system uses b-trees)
  • Apple File Exchange: Renault
  • Apple II File Mangement Utility: Fishhead, Fishhead in Disguise (changed to this when executives objected to the name)
  • Data Access Manager (DAM): SnarfMan
  • Edition Manager: Diet Coke
  • Layout Manager: Glass Plus
  • Sound Manager: DJ, Party Line
  • PlainTalk Speech Recognition: Casper
  • Text Retrieval: Reporter (for runner of some later search tools?)
  • TrueType: Bass (as in Saturday Night Live's Bass-O-Matic), Royal
  • Apple Font Pack: Big Sur
  • PowerMac Upgrade enabler: Rocinante (Don Quixote's horse)
  • Apple CD Setup: Monarch
  • Apple Drive Setup: Dragonfly
  • Mac II 32-bit ROM: Squeaky (for "squeaky clean", earlier ROMs were "dirty" because they didn't properly use all 32 bits)


Created: 08/03/98
Updated: 11/09/02


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