I think this is starting to get a bit off topic as it seems to be more how to use version control with xp.
I have just a obersavation about pair programming and xp in general with version control.
Most xp programming shops have a single computer to do merges/ check in on(based on what i have read). This would make me think that while you are pair programming the both of you would make changes(take turns driving) then merge what you have done to the version control together. Its now our code not yours or mine.
----- Original Message -----
From: Brian Mathis
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 12:42 PM
Subject: Re: Pair Programming with Subversion
In this scenario, couldn't you both simply create your own
working copy, instead of sharing one, then you can both
checkin/out to/from a branch shared by just you two, for the
Too much hassle.
Of course, this means you have to interact with version
control a lot more to share files, plus there's an extra
branch and associated merging operations, so it's not a
perfect solution, but will certainly work in the absence of
In the absence of anything else, I can use CVS.
Possibly RCS in a file in the directory,
checked into Subversion in coarser granularity.
Neither RCS nor CVS have the problems with permissions
that Subversion does.
As bad as it is, why not create another user account that both of you log in to when you're developing?
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