[Proposal] Enhancing display of system users

Cornelius Schumacher schumacher at kde.org
Sat Jul 2 12:08:06 BST 2005

On Saturday 02 July 2005 11:08, Friedrich W. H. Kossebau wrote:
> Am Samstag, 2. Juli 2005 03:54, schrieb Cornelius Schumacher:
> >
> > Where exactly do you want to display more info about "system
> > users"?
> Everywhere they are mentioned:
> File management (restricted to local files for now), in the listings,
> tooltips, property dialogs
> Programm execution: Run as...
> Process table
> Session control (see attached shot of an applet in work, other users
> lend from planetkde, forgive me :)
> ...
> Perhaps also in places where they aren't mentioned already:
> * For windows run as different user show owner's face in window bar,
> in task manager, too
> * Konsole might display the face of the logged in user somewhere

Ok, this makes a lot of sense.

> Long time goal:
> Map all remote and local system users to addressbook entries.

Why long time goal? Can't this be done today? Instead of creating an own 
data structure to hold names, pictures, etc. you could just use 
KABC::Addressee objects. You could for example add a field containing 
the login name and use the other fields as usual.

Cornelius Schumacher <schumacher at kde.org>

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