Re: Write privs needed on Windows to run 2.1 branch?
I can't think of a way to do that without losing some current and future functionality. not all file names are known ahead of time like files to be uploaded by the gallery or shared files module, the index files for search are named by lucene, etc, etc, therefore the folders need to be writable.
I envision creating a feature to edit and create skins in the browser and other features that need write access.
If you can think of a solution that works and is not overly complex I'm all ears.