[WiP] rename project from Caravel to Superset #1576

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add new wordmark

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why the name change again? Panoramix -> Caravel -> Superset


Any reasons to change the name again?


Same question here.


We think that Superset is a superior name to Caravel, people can spell it upon hearing it and make an easier logical link from the name to the product. It just "sticks" more and feels right. We have cool ideas for logo and iconography, and this time the whole team is rallying behind the name. We also didn't like the fact that Caravel is linked to the colonization theme, which can be associated with dark historical events (which I didn't think about initially, but couldn't "unsee" it once it was brought up).

It's also a new beginning where Airbnb is doubling down on the project with a dedicated team of 4-5 people, and an ambitious increase in scope, now including SQL Lab and the will to expose the building blocks as a library of composable React components that can be used in analytical applications easily.


Is there an official way to migrate from Caravel to Superset (including installation/uninstallation, migrating the database, how to avoid common pitfalls, etc.)? Thanks.


@ceilingcat -

pip uninstall caravel
pip install superset
superset init
superset db upgrade
superset runserver ...

should do it.

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