exclusive binary fiel access?
From: Terry Kilshaw <terry_at_quantechsoftware.com>
Date: 2004-03-08 18:25:48 CET
We currently use CVS with Tortoise to manage our Filemaker applications. Our average Filemaker solution has about 45 Filemaker files, some supporting text files. and other binaries such as Filemaker plugins. CVS's Edit command is used to provide a fairly primitive, but effective, check-in check-out system. With only 3 of us working on the code, it does the job.
Subversion looks like an interesting alternative to CVS. I particularly like the concept of binary diffs used to store minimal delta's for binary file changes.
My question is, how can an operation like ours work with Subversion? Subversion does not appear to have anything like CVS Edit to gain exclusive control of a file. I know that Subversion is designed like CVS to allow concurrent changes to source files, but that, of course, is not useful as far as binaries are concerned.
Thanks Guys and Gals, for all of your hard work. A real social service.
All the best,
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