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Re: [XP] user permission on pairing workstations

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  • Adam Sroka
    ... Just to be clear, those last two paragraphs were in response to timander37 who said, Our purpose in using the shared account was to avoid setup overhead
    Message 1 of 12 , Aug 12, 2010
      On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 6:39 AM, Kim Gräsman <kim.grasman@...> wrote:
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      > Hi Adam,
      >
      > On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 20:39, Adam Sroka <adam.sroka@...> wrote:
      > > It should work exactly as you describe, but it depends on a few
      > > factors. Certain source control software will set the permissions for
      > > you based on the user that you sync as. So, you might still have to
      > > "fix" the permissions every time.
      >
      > Yes, that would be a problem. Hopefully the OP is using a system that
      > does it well/right.
      >
      > > Anyway, it's just too easy to screw it up without realizing that you
      > > have. It's a PITA, and simply having each network user have their own
      > > local copy is a painless way to do it. On an Agile team we're talking
      > > about a handful of accounts, right? YAGNI.
      >
      > Our codebase is huge (which is of course a problem in and of itself)
      > -- on the order of gigabytes last time I checked -- and initial
      > creation of a working copy can take a while, as well as updates. Not
      > saying this is a general problem, just something that coloured my
      > response.
      >
      > > As far as the shared software goes just install everything for "all
      > > users" and each user should be able to use it.
      > >
      > > As far as shared configuration goes, that should be in source control
      > > and/or part of the build, right? I should just be able to check out,
      > > run a command, and be up and running.
      >
      > Yep and yep.
      >

      Just to be clear, those last two paragraphs were in response to
      timander37 who said, "Our purpose in using the shared account was to
      avoid setup overhead for each workstation * each developer * each
      project." I should have made that more obvious.
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