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Re: [Issue 533] New - implement reserved checkouts

From: Jim Blandy <jimb_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2002-08-07 22:15:49 CEST

brane@xbc.nu writes:
> Hear, hear! What I've been advocating all along (except for the
> checkout list on the server, which is inappropriate for Subversion
> anyway).

Could you spell out exactly what you've been advocating all along?
I'm having trouble piecing people's positions together, partially due
to the rash of misunderstandings on this topic.

> We want to replace CVS, yes -- but that just means we have to
> provide the functionality that CVS provides. It doesn't mean we
> shouldn't provide more, where appropriate. Supporting both the
> edit/merge/commit and lock/modify/unlock models is quite
> appropriate

I agree very much with this. I'm absolutely in favor of supporting
unmergeable file formats and reservation models, but somehow I've been
tagged as an "anti-lock" person, and no matter what I actually say,
that's all people seem to hear. It's a bit odd, and a bit

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