Re: [PROPOSAL] 'Change Password GUI'

On Wed, May 18, 2005 at 09:28:23AM -0300, Lucas Meneghel Rodrigues wrote:
> 2005/5/17, Matthew Thomas <mpt myrealbox com>:
> > And as
> > Jeff suggested, we shouldn't have too many configuration tools (some
> > existing ones probably should be combined, too).
> > 
> > Perhaps some improvements could be made to the Users and Groups tool
> > instead.
> > *   Let anyone open it, requiring an admin password only when you want
> >      to modify someone's account and you don't currently have permission.
> > *   Make the list of users much narrower (perhaps only one column), so
> >      that properties -- including the password field -- can be visible
> >      alongside it as soon as you select a user in the list, rather than
> >      appearing in a separate window only when you click a "Properties"
> >      button.
> > *   Always place the account of the current user at the top of the
> >      list, and pre-select it.
> > 
> > That way, when you opened Users and Groups, the fields for changing your
> > own password would be immediately visible.
> Amen. Seriously, if we have g-s-t, why not just "fix" it to allow a
> user modify its own password?

I think this is stupid, this interface is an *admin* interface, you
can't expect users to go in to some admin tool, find there own user,
open it, change their password, then realise they opened the wrong user
and they need some admin password!

It should be something very easy, such as either gnome-passwd or

Personally I think gnome-about-me is good, and while I don't want to
disregard this guys code, introducing one thing then changing it in the
next version would be bad(tm).

Perhaps merging your code would be good, however keep in mind GNOME can
be used on systems with no PAM!


> Not that I'm trying to disregard shakti's work, but it would be nice
> avoiding duplication of code and features. The only problem that I see
> is that only ubuntu ships g-s-t as the default system configuration
> GUI.
> Cheers 
> Lucas
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