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I wasn't a part of the original discussion - but this is something that
we had some issues with recently as well.
Having the password protected databases is not a solution for daily
development on machines where multiple users might be using the same
machine and doing frequent commits.
The average developer will choose to have their username & password
'remembered' when they are using subversion as this greatly simplifies
the commit process - instead of having numerous (often during a single
commit) dialog prompts for username / password combo's.
If this occurs and another developer sits on the machine and uses their
own login to commit - they are still using the previously saved username
& password to commit their changes.
We have had situations where programmers used different machines (for
whatever reason) than their default for short periods of time and there
isn't any easy way to 'unremember' a username and password that I can
tell from the tortoise client once you have chosen to remember one (that
I can tell anyways).
Having the ability to have either per-profile settings or more
user-level control from the svn client (even a 'switch user' function
that allows the user to switch between a number of available users)
would be a nice feature to have.
Paul Coddington wrote:
> A bit of feedback regarding the issue of user profiles.
> What we really need is the ability to only have the shell extension
> active for selected users. I realise that it is loaded globally, but
> can we hide the menu items optionally on a per user basis the same way
> that programs like WinMerge does? I don't think anyone cares about the
> start menu shortcuts as they are easily customized and only refer to
> The reason being that those of us with shared computers do not want
> household guests and children to have access to extra shell commands
> that are clutter and potentially dangerous (although danger would be
> avoided in practice by password protecting the Subversion databases?).
> *PAUL CODDINGTON*
> IT Development, PASAD
> Centacare Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn
> P.O. Box 3167
> Manuka ACT 2603
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> Fax: +61 (2) 6239-7171
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