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Re: Deploying Tortoise With Updated Default Config Settings

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 18:13:17 +0200

TravisV wrote:

> Initially registry modifications were considered undesirable. The
> primary reason was this, while we are trying to standardize the
> behavior of Tortoise across a broad range of new and intermediate
> users, some of our more advanced users could easily tailor their
> installation's behavior through local update of the config file.
> (While technically competent - they are not generally registry editor
> types). This is a "Start From Here" approach.
> The local file settings do have priority over the registry settings,
> which is good, but leads to the behavior of tortoise being defined
> from multiple locations (Local file and Registry). If it was all in
> the local file, this could be investigated and even diffed against the
> standard if a problem with settings was suspected.
> Sounds like our options are: 1) Copy the desired file for each install
> 2) Create a registry insert (via GPO or .exe) 3) Recompile the
> project.
> Are we thinking about this correctly? or is there options / paths we
> haven't considered?

You're correct.
But AFAIK it is possible to install/deploy config files too with GPOs.
I've never done this however...


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Received on 2008-05-13 18:14:02 CEST

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