[Rt-devel] [PATCH]: Flag to choose how to display user's names in GUI

Jesse Vincent jesse at bestpractical.com
Sun Jan 28 21:40:33 EST 2007

On Wed, Jan 24, 2007 at 09:03:48PM -0800, Philip Kime wrote:
> I have patches againt 3.6.3 so that with a config variable
> $RT::ExtendedNames = UserName|RealName|Full
> you can decide how you want user's names displayed in things like Owner
> drop-downs, Reminders, Dates section and Transaction headers. If you are
> in a company which has cryptic usernames (from LDAP perhaps), then
> currently the username display using "->Name" everywhere means that it's
> not easy to see who did what (for example if your LDAP usernames are
> employee IDs or whatever). You can choose to leave it as it is (the
> default), display only the RealName or "Name (RealName)". I did this by
> putting a new method "ExtendedName" in Record.pm and calling this
> instead of "Name" in places where names are displayed. It doesn't break
> anything as the default setting of the variable in RT_Config.pm is just
> to fall through to calling ->Name as before.
> Two questions:
> Useful patch?
> Is Record.pm the best place for the method? Couldn't see where else to
> put it without RT complaining it couldn't find the method in various
> places.

Since it's on Users, why arent' you putting it in User_Local.pm? 

> PK
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