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Google Code-in 2010 GNOME

Snowy: Give visual feedback after a password change

completed by: Natan Yellin

mentors: Leon Handreke

Description: On the snowy preferences page, after changing the password, the change password form fields remain filled with the same data, and no message appears, misleading the user into thinking nothing happened. Clicking Save again at this point will show an error message about having the wrong Old Password, because the password really was changed.

You should change the code so that after the password is changed, a message is displayed to the user that the password in fact was changed and clear the change password form fields to avoid confusion.

Your work should be both delivered as an attachment to bug 631372 on our bugtracker and here in Google Melange.


  • Python skills and knowledge of django
  • Know how to use git to create patches

Primary contact: Leon Handreke ( and Jeff Schroeder (