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bug #21744: Delegation is case-sensitive for username

Submitted by:  Davide Baldini <davide_at_debian>
Submitted on:  Mon 03 Mar 2014 12:51:22 AM UTC  
Category: generalSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: Ready For Test
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Open
Release: 2.4.2Operating System: Any
Planned Release: 2.5.1, 2.6.0, 3.0.0

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Thu 30 Apr 2015 01:34:38 AM UTC, comment #2:


(file #24403)

Marko Lindqvist <cazfi>
Project Administrator
Thu 30 Apr 2015 01:13:12 AM UTC, comment #1:

Confirmed from connecthand.c that usernames are supposed to be case-insensitive (names differing only by case are considered duplicates).

Marko Lindqvist <cazfi>
Project Administrator
Mon 03 Mar 2014 12:51:22 AM UTC, original submission:

The current implementation of delegations is case-sensitive with regard to usernames. That is, if user "A" delegates his nation to user "B", "b" wouldn't be able to take the delegation from "A".

In Greatturn, games last for months and usernames can be somewhat long and complicated; sometimes users log-in typing their nicks w/o paying attention to case, and then they wonder why delegations stop working.

AFAIK, the whole structure of Freeciv is built to be case insensitive for usernames, so this patch, which comes from Longturn, is somewhat inconsistent. Moreover, Longturn solves this issue - for its sole benefit - by using the following custom code to internally handle delegations in interactions with DB:

I think this patch should be made consistent with the rest of Freeciv, by treating usernames case-insensitively.

Davide Baldini <davide_at_debian>


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file #24403:  CaseInsensitiveDelegate.patch added by cazfi (1003B - text/plain-diff)


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Thu 30 Apr 2015 01:34:38 AM UTCcazfiStatusNone=>Ready For Test
    Thu 30 Apr 2015 01:34:37 AM UTCcazfiAttached File-=>Added CaseInsensitiveDelegate.patch, #24403
    Tue 21 Apr 2015 11:17:03 PM UTCcazfiPlanned Release=>2.5.1, 2.6.0, 3.0.0
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