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Re: Question about Subversion features

From: Peter Connolly <psconnolly_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2008 10:49:09 -0800

Thomas, Karl, et. al.,

I just wanted you to know that I am a big Subversion fan, having
switched from CVS a couple of years ago. That said, "Herman - Temp"
sounds like a version control newbie (No offense, please! Everyone has
to start somewhere.) with a use case that basically wants/needs a
single-threaded development model that avoids merging. Given that
merging is one of the big boogeymen for newbies, RCS would provide a
simple introduction to version control that automatically "locks"
checked-out files and that avoids all the overhead of installing and
configuring either CVS or Subversion.

pc

On Jan 16, 2008 1:53 AM, Thomas Hemmer <themmer_at_go-engineering.de> wrote:
> Peter, Herman,
>
> there is no reason at all to avoid subversion ;-)
>
> Although SVN does not provide any means to *automagically* lock a file
> on check out it still supports a locking mechanism.
> In fact this does not impose any restriction: after having checked out
> some file, anyone is free to make their changes to it without doing any
> harm to you.
> The only rule to be obeyed is that whoever is going to edit the file
> *must* set a lock before (For safety, you might perform an "svn update"
> prior to locking). The one who "wins the race" does his/her changes and
> commits them when done.
>
> As soon as the lock owner has released it it's your turn.
>
>
> Happy versioning,
>
> Thomas
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Peter Connolly [mailto:psconnolly_at_gmail.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2008 5:37 AM
> > To: Herman - Temp
> > Cc: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
> > Subject: Re: Question about Subversion features
> >
>
> > If you want each developer to have exclusive use of a file
> > that they are changing and you want to avoid merging, then
> > you should probably be looking at RCS and avoiding Subversion and CVS.
> >
> > On Jan 15, 2008 6:54 PM, Herman - Temp
> > <Herman_at_synergixtech.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I'm currently doing evaluation on versioning control system.
> > > Subversion is one of my consideration to be used in the
> > company where
> > > i'm employed. There are around 10 developers in this company.
> > > Occasionally, when a file need to be merged, the old code is
> > > overwritten by the new code. So, I want to know whether
> > Subversion has
> > > the feature to automatic lock a files that is already
> > checkout-ed for
> > > editting? Or Is there any suggestion to reduce the code merging to
> > > happen? How does Subversion handle binary file? (Note:
> > Binary file cannot be merge normally, right?).
> > >
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > >
> > > Herman.
> > >
> >
>
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