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Re: A new user management tool



On Mon, 2008-05-26 at 19:52 +0200, Thomas Woerner wrote:
> Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > We (Jon McCann and myself, with some input from others) have been
> > working on a design for a new user management tool, with the goal of
> > coming up with something better than the current trias of
> > system-config-users, gnome-about-me and gdmsetup. 
> > 
> > The design is not finalized, you can see the current state of affairs
> > here: http://people.redhat.com/mclasen/user-account3.pdf.bz2
> > (I really wanted to put this on the wiki, but all I could only get proxy
> > errors when trying to do so).
> > 
> > Comments are welcome. Please note the section on target audience and use
> > cases.
> > 
> > 
> > Matthias
> > 
> > 
> 
> Please add fields to set and change user and group IDs - they are 
> important especially in an enterprise environment.

I think this tool is meant especially for not enterprisey environments,
for such you can use s-c-users if you want a native GUI which lets you
set them.

> Am I right, that the "Login options" are not user specific? (No user is 
> selected.) So please separate it from the users list and move it below 
> the "Add"- and "Remove"-user buttons. Then it is more clear that you can 
> not add and remove "Login options", but something in the list. BTW: I 
> think it would be nice to give the list a description.
> 
> If you do not like the word "login", then you could use these two: "User 
> Name" and "Full Name".

Sounds good to me.

Nils
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