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Re: Mapping user names in the log viewer

From: Fowler, Otto \(GE Indust, GE Fanuc\) <Otto.Fowler_at_gefanuc.com>
Date: 2006-11-02 19:15:58 CET

Jason posed this question on my behalf originally, but I thought
that I might as well join the list.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brad Stiles [mailto:bradstiles@bellsouth.net]
> Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 1:08 PM
> To: users@tortoisesvn.tigris.org; users@tortoisesvn.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: Re: Mapping user names in the log viewer
> > Young, Jason (GE Indust, GE Fanuc) wrote:
> > Is there a way to have "friendly" user names show up in the
> log viewer?
> > We use employee id's as our user names, but that doesn't
> really help
> > us know what the persons real name is in the log viewer.
> Is there a
> > way to have some kind of mapping file that associates a
> username with
> > a display name?
> In order to do this, you need to set up a hook that changes
> the svn:author property on each revision. We do something
> like this, except we have a script that runs at intervals to
> retrieve the existing svn:author property, look it up in
> Active Directory, then put the user's real name back in,
> along with the user's network id.

Could we add a new custom property like 'friendlyname'? And the
set that up to be set each commit?

> > Stefan Küng wrote:
> > I don't think that this is a feature which really needs to get
> > implemented. You rather should just set up your user names
> not to be
> > employee id's.
> Not always possible in a corporate environment.

Not only that, but if a person gets RIF'd or leaves, you are left with only an ID, and may never
Be able to resolve it.

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