I've been looking for an easy way for my designer/themer to work on dev sites that are running under aegir, and I recently came across this comment by mig5 which explains that the modules, themes and libraries folders within a particular site are now writable by the aegir group. Part of my problem, of course, is setting up permissions correctly, so I thought that mig5's comment was going to solve my problem.
However, I immediately discovered another problem: we are using the development workflow found here, which means that all of my themes are in the profiles directory. That directory is not currently writable by the aegir group.
Could you make that directory writable by the aegir group also?
(I'm using the latest version of the omega8cc barracuda script to install and update aegir. I say that because I'm not quite sure if that means I'm running the latest version of aegir or not.)