On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 5:28 PM, Greg Alexander wrote:
> What I am
> looking to do is to setup a way so that all files in the repository require
> a lock to be owned by the user before it can be committed the next time. I
> also want this to be an automatically set property on any new files. I have
> users used TortiseSVN, some SVN program for Mac (really not sure), and a
> few accessing the repository command line. Trying to distribute something
> to all of them may or may not be adopted and we really need this to be a
> hard and fast rule. We have a situation today where we have many files and
> many editors of that code and we have people stepping all over each other.
It seems to me that you are trying to force Subversion to do something
it was not designed to do. Subversion does not use the
Lock-Modify-Unlock model but rather the Copy-Modify-Merge model (which
it inherits from CVS). See section "Versioning Models" in chapter 1,
Fundamental Concepts, in the svn book. (svnbook.red-bean.com)
Having said that, it does support locking, at least on per-file basis.
See section "Locking" in chapter 3, Advanced Topics.
> What I would really like is a way to have SVN set a lock as soon as a
> working copy is created, but I don't think that can be done. To me some
> sort of autolocking solution would be ideal as then it would be clear who
> was working in what.
That would prevent everybody from modifying anything, except the first
person who created a working copy.
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Received on 2010-08-19 18:40:51 CEST