Bug 517269 - Guess username from fullname
Summary: Guess username from fullname
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firstboot
Version: 14
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Martin Gracik
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-08-13 10:31 UTC by paolo borelli
Modified: 2013-07-04 12:47 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: firstboot-1.114-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2011-01-18 12:55:32 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
proposed patch (3.04 KB, patch)
2009-08-13 10:33 UTC, paolo borelli
no flags Details | Diff

Description paolo borelli 2009-08-13 10:31:33 UTC
The attached patch changes the createuser page a little, by moving fullname before username and adding code that provides a good guess for the username based on the fullname, e.g:

Full Name: Paolo Borelli
User Name: paolo

Where the string 'paolo' is automatically inserted while I type 'Paolo Borelli' (obviously the use is then free to enter a different username value)

I think this makes the page more usable since

1) Many people I know use their first name as user name and this saves typing it twice
2) first time linux users may not know what the "username" is, while they know their full name and this provides a good default for username

Other distros already do it this way, as a matter of fact this has always bugged me when I install fedora, so I decided to sit down and write a patch :)

Comment 1 paolo borelli 2009-08-13 10:33:27 UTC
Created attachment 357300 [details]
proposed patch

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 11:23:12 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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Comment 4 paolo borelli 2010-11-04 10:38:15 UTC
Bug (and patch!) are still relevant.

Comment 5 Martin Gracik 2010-11-10 14:54:17 UTC
Fixed in version firstboot-1.114-1

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