On 07/19/2013 11:19 PM, Dmitri Pal wrote:
> On 07/19/2013 09:26 AM, Jan Pazdziora wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 03:17:49PM +0200, Petr Vobornik wrote:
>>> Disclaimer: I have no strong feelings in this matter, it just looks
>>> weird to me, so I'm OK with not doing it if it's general consensus.
>>> Originally we wanted to do this change in
>>> https://fedorahosted.org/freeipa/ticket/3569 but it was not done
>>> because of string freeze.
>>> I guess you can add field suffix to every field from /etc/password
>>> when you use it in a sentence but that doesn't necessary mean that
>> You can. But gid exists as a concept beyond /etc/passwd. So does home
>> directory. The GECOS field value does not, really.
>>> it's its name. man 5 passwd doesn't use word 'field' next to GECOS
>>> in fields description/list either. IMO our use case is the same.
>> It says:
>>      GECOS   This field (sometimes called the "comment field")
>>              [...]
>>              The gcos field in the password file was
>>              [...]
>>> Historically correct label would probably be 'GECOS identity' but
>>> that's not usable today as it's purpose is more general.
> Do we have tips in the UI?
> May be we should add them in future to provide extra information about
> meaning of the field or button.
> For now I think GECOS would probably be good enough.
> Adding "field" makes it more precise but looks weird.

+1 for just "GECOS". Petr showed me both variants in the UI and "GECOS field"
really looked weird.


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