Adding a Display Name in the core of Drupal has been a hotly debated topic for at least the last 4 years. The addition of a Display Name impacts on many areas within the project. With Drupal 7 it seems the right time to put this much need feature in core. The only questions are how and who.
We need a face to face discussion to define a clear set of requirements that will feed into the code sprint on the August 31 to result in a Drupal 7 patch commit.
- The history of the issue (see Resources below for material to read beforehand).
The sticking points and how they can be overcome...
The non-uniqueness issue.
The auto-complete and search results issue.
The security issue.
Defining a clear set of requirements and points of action.
Who will in build the Drupal 7 patch in the code sprint.
A Display Name field and associated admin and user interfaces in core in Drupal 7.
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