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Re: [Issue 533] New - implement reserved checkouts

From: Dave Cridland <dave_at_cridland.net>
Date: 2002-08-05 17:20:30 CEST

On Mon, 2002-08-05 at 15:24, Greg Hudson wrote:
> On Mon, 2002-08-05 at 08:37, Dave Cridland wrote:
> > I foresee a time in the not too distant future when I'll be installing
> > Subversion as an "office shared filesystem", in a purely
> > non-development, non-project managed, environment.
> >
> > Moreover, I foresee that this is a significantly larger market.
> I doubt it. Word documents may be a much more common focus of group
> projects than source code, but developers are much more likely to adopt
> revision control tools than non-developers. That's how we've gotten
> where we are with CVS, and I don't see the situation reversing itself
> any time soon.

Actually, I'm so certain that this will happen, I'll offer you a bet of
a beer, or equivalent.

Of course, it won't happen *soon* - there's a couple of things that need
to appear in Subversion first, and one of these appears to be read-write
autoversioning DAV with LOCK working, if my understanding of how Windows
Web Folders work is correct.

But I'd actually be very surprised if it didn't start to happen within a
matter of a year or so. It's the first thing that occurred to me when I
did the Web Folder thing in Windows on a subversion repository. And I'm
hardly the most imaginative person on the planet.

But all this is somewhat digressing.

> All that said, I think I agree with Greg Stein's strategy:
> * Locks are important for some situations, but not for a CVS
> replacement. (I realize CVS has locks, but they're not commonly
> used.)

Agreed. Although change "some" for "most", IMHO.

> * Hence, they won't be in 1.0 (alpha was supposed to be
> feature-complete, anyway).


> * For 90% of cases, you can get away with a system built outside of
> Subversion, which could probably be coded up in a few hours by
> someone motivated.

Disagreed in the long term, but it's probably a worthwhile effort for
the short term if anyone wants advisory locks.


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