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Bug 203667 - [PATCH] enhance system-config-rootpassword interface (Fedora Usability)
Summary: [PATCH] enhance system-config-rootpassword interface (Fedora Usability)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-rootpassword
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Paul Nasrat
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: FC7Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-08-22 21:55 UTC by Damien Durand
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-10-30 11:14:21 UTC

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Patch to enhance system-config-rootpassword interface (deleted)
2006-08-22 21:55 UTC, Damien Durand
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Description Damien Durand 2006-08-22 21:55:45 UTC

The Fedora Usability team has made a patch for the system-config-rootpassword
tool. With this patch, the utility is more intuitive and sexy ;-)
You can take a look with this gif file :

Thanks in advance

Damien Durand and the Fedora Usability team

Comment 1 Damien Durand 2006-08-22 21:55:49 UTC
Created attachment 134681 [details]
Patch to enhance system-config-rootpassword interface

Comment 2 Dave Malcolm 2006-08-22 22:06:35 UTC
I can't comment on the code quality, but the text needs a little revision.
Suggest changing at least:
  "You can change the root password in filling \nthe following fields:"
  "You can change the root password by filling \nthe following fields:"

  "the fields are not the same, please filling \nagain"
  "The two fields did not match.  Please try \nagain"

etc.  (Maybe reuse the old text, if it's already been translated)

Comment 3 Damien Durand 2006-08-22 22:26:33 UTC
Thank you for your comments, the labels are fixed by this new path :

For the old text, I think, it's not really coherent with the new interface,
tooltips etc... but yeah that can be a problem with the translation teams.



Comment 4 Haïkel Guémar 2006-08-23 08:29:52 UTC
Just one thing, in the demo, when the pass-o-meter show the strong but the
tooltip says that it's based on a reversed dictionnary word, it was because the
tooltip was not updated. It had been fixed in the patch.
A password is only considered as strong when it is long enough (the limit was
put at 8 caracters) and it validates the cracklib test. Well it had a new
dependency in the rpm, but cracklib is already in core as a dependence of pam.
The pass-o-meter is only here to give a feedback to "average" end-users and not

Comment 5 Damien Durand 2006-08-28 10:55:05 UTC

Comment 6 Luke Macken 2006-09-10 20:58:11 UTC
In your animation, the 'Change root password' button become enabled while typing
the password a second time, before the second password is even the same length
as the first.   This should probably be fixed.

Comment 7 Paul Nasrat 2006-10-30 11:14:21 UTC
Sorry for the delay - I've commited this to HEAD with a small change to address
Comment #6.

Will be in rawhide shortly.

Comment 8 Damien Durand 2006-10-30 11:53:33 UTC
I'm really happy, thanks you for your devoted time ;-)

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