[Proposal] Enhancing display of system users

Kenneth Wimer wimer at suse.de
Sat Jul 2 01:29:19 BST 2005

* Friedrich W. H. Kossebau <Friedrich.W.H at kossebau.de> [Jul 02. 2005 02:04]:
> Hello,
> I would like to enhance/standardize the display of system users. One of the 
> strength of unixoide systems is that they are multi user systems. So if KDE 
> (and Co.) is to make *nix be ready for the desktop it should offer a user 
> friendly access to the concept of different users on the same system.
> Users appear in many places: They own files, processes, windows, sessions, 
> terminals, devices, etc.
> Nomenclature:
> System name: name by which a user is identified within the system, 
>              often also called login name. 
>              Is unique on a system.
>              Example: "joe"
> Descriptive name: name by which a user is identified in the real world, 
>                   often also called full name.
>                   Should be unique in the real world, exceptions are possible
>                   and have to be dealt with.
>                   Example: "Joe User"
> Display name: name which is displayed on the screen to identify a system user
>               to a real world user.
>               Should be unique on a system.
>               Example: "Joe User (joe)"
> Face: image which is displayed to help identify a system user by a real 
>       world user. 
>       Needn't to be unique, can also identify the group a user belongs to.

good idea, perhaps if another user has a user pic we coiuld overlay that
pic on files owned by that other user. Just an idea.


Kenneth Wimer
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