The great multi-user support debate
I’ve had several requests to add multiple-user support to CRON-o-Meter. While fairly easy to add, and obviously helpful for some households with shared computers, I am reluctant to add it on ideological grounds.
All modern operating systems, and CRON-o-Meter only runs on ‘modern’ operating systems, have multiple user support. They all have accounts and log-ins. CRON-o-Meter stores user settings in the appropriate location for the currently logged on user. It is my contention that it already has multiple user support. If you share a computer, and you’re not using the built-in accounts and fast-user switching features of your operating system, I would tend to argue that you are misusing your computer. Why should every program you use re-invent this basic account handling already done by the operating system? If anything, I believe it should be discouraged so that more people switch to properly using their computers!