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Re: [TSVN] Feature Request... Locking Files.

From: SteveKing <steveking_at_gmx.ch>
Date: 2005-05-29 17:59:03 CEST

Will Dean wrote:
> At 16:42 29/05/2005 +0200, you wrote:
>
>> No seriously: you must only lock the files you want to edit. Otherwise
>> you block others from working on those files, and they won't take that
>> kindly. I can't believe that you really edit all files in a folder at
>> once...
>
>
> Playing devil's advocate here slightly (and sitting on a repo with about
> 4GB of unmergable 3D CAD files in), you mustn't forget that locking is a
> way of communicating with other users.
>
> For example, a folder might have all the components of some kind of
> sub-assembly in, and you might not want anyone to change anything on
> that s-a
> while you're working on it.
>
> I don't know that it's a good argument for implementing the feature, but
> we mustn't always see SVN as for software developers working on mergable
> text files, particularly when it comes to locking features.

I don't want to make it easy for users to lock a whole working copy. I
don't want to be responsible if they're killed by their coworkers ;)

But you can select multiple files at once and lock them together. I
think that should be enough.

Stefan

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