Should Short really be username when creating a user in users-admin

Rene Veerman rene7705 at
Sun Feb 28 19:13:59 UTC 2010

+1 for "username" instead of "shortname"..

On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 1:25 AM, Kyle Law <tuxmaster at> wrote:
> I have search for existing discussion on this list, system-tools-list
> discussion upstream and looked for a bug both in launchpad and upstream.
> I see no discussion on this issue.=20
> When you go to create a new user in lucid using users-admin part of the
> gnome-system-tools package. It asks you Short Name: In my opinion this
> should be left to username like it was in all previous releases.
> Shortname would not only be confusing for users but it is
> inconsistent.=20
> Due to this is more of a String Fix bug as a beginning programmer I
> would be more then happy to write a patch for this.=20
> Before I do anything I wanted to inquire on the community.
> Does anyone disagree with me?
> Would this really be a stringfix bug or am I getting over my head?
> Was this change to users-admin made upstream or downstream?
> Would the sponsorship process be a good way for me to get this pushed
> upstream once I develop the patch.
> Anzenketh
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