Thats Peter! Great news on all counts.
I totally understand the performance notion regarding showing the user summaries on the same screen, especially for the large numbers of users. I'd propose the following:
* Continue to show the user display as you do now, but have a button that when pressed would bring up an overall user view that then would show all this information (and still allow you to edit the user from there). Perhaps in this view, you'd only show say 50-100 users (perhaps configurable) at a time, allowing you to go to next or previous. Also provide a quick link to allow you to quickly just ahead to another page (than just showing page 1, 2, 3, etc links, would suggest doing this by three letter groups based on the first few letters of the user names (ie: AAR-DOB, DRA-HER, etc).
As well, the ability to produce a text report of the user summary here (with EVERYONE) that could be printed would be VERY useful. Have a few other thoughts on user reports, but that probably wouldn't make sense to have in this section but in the Reports itself.
Thanks for the info on "Contact Extension", I had not seen that, but will look for it and try this. We were just using this field (incorrectly I might add) to store certain specific information on each user (dates they entered each phase of the program), though there's really better places to store this, it was just temporary, but good to see if we choose to, we can still do this (since people in the program are residents of the facility who might otherwise have no other home, the address fields aren't really used in that manner.).
On the add group when creating a user. Great! Glad to see that is in the works. In fact, I went and looked at the source for the user page and did see comments to the affect that this needed to be added.
Glad to hear! Once I get my business travel done over the next two weeks, I'll make the decision of whether the new deployment will go on 5.2, or 6.2. Based on your replies, I'm heavily leaning toward 6.2 (so I won't later have to migrate) since most of the things I require are in the works. Unless of course I see a show stopper.
And one final question... Are there any plans to create GUI pages for using Clear OS as a gateway and LAN to LAN router, as well as for VLAN configuration? I'm doing this in my home system with 5.2 (I have a heavily VLAN'd environment at home, believe it or not), but of course I had to edit a few things at the shell prompt, etc. Easy enough, but a web GUI would be nice. If not, perhaps something to work on in my spare time (if there ever is such a thing) to learn the new APIs.