>(0) I started this "dual monitor pairing" because the
>first guy I roped into pairing with me refused,
>point-blank, to try single monitor pairing. It works
>pretty well, well enough that I refuse to go back
>Maybe I should try single monitor pairing again.
>However, I do not think that Subversion should
>foist a particular development methodology / pairing
>style on me.
It's great that you're pairing, however you choose to implement it. I
didn't mean to be negative. Subversion isn't "foisting" anything on you
though. When you check out a working copy in Subversion, it remembers
who you checked that working copy out as, and uses that username for
commits (as far as I know). Since it's already fixing the user you're
committing as, I guess its modes of operating for changing files in the
working copy also assume a single user. If you want to get around that,
you're going to have to set your umask. You're already jumping through a
couple of hoops to share a working copy (NFS or similar, users in the
same Unix group), why not a couple more?
>(0.1) As I said earlier, my friends who are doing single
>monitor pairing also report annoyance with Subversion's
How so? Working copy on a single machine, two people sat at the
keyboard, edit/commit/whatever as a single Unix and Subversion user.
>(1) If you follow the XP mailing lists and wikis,
>you will see all sorts of pairing styles described,
> * the ideal, single monitor, 2 people,
> pairing, with exactly equivalent working
> * single monitor "tripling"
> * single monitor, 2 people, different
> environments - requiring people to switch
> * my style: dual monitor, same room, 2 people
> * geographically separated pairing:
> 2 monitors, shared VNC sessions,
> IRC and voice line, sometimes video
>In all except the first, Subversion's permissions
>handling is annoying.
Why do you get permissions problems tripling? I think I must be
misunderstanding "single monitor" because I'm equating that to single
machine, single working copy, single Unix user. With that setup there
isn't a permissions problem.
>(2) Do you pair?
Yes, extensively, but I also practice the simplest thing that could
possibly work -- chuck out one person's machine and both sit at the
other one. Your previous comment about another programmer's refusal to
pair suggests you may have problems not solveable using Subversion...
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Received on Wed Apr 14 20:22:59 2004