Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 203667
[PATCH] enhance system-config-rootpassword interface (Fedora Usability)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:41 EST
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
Created attachment 134681 [details]
Patch to enhance system-config-rootpassword interface
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)
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.
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
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.
Sorry for the delay - I've commited this to HEAD with a small change to address
Will be in rawhide shortly.
I'm really happy, thanks you for your devoted time ;-)