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Re: [Issue 533] New - implement reserved checkouts

From: Peter Davis <peter_at_pdavis.cx>
Date: 2002-08-13 19:45:03 CEST

On Tuesday 13 August 2002 10:07, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> They're not important
> enough to record and remember over time. Do I *really* care that on a
> certain date, certain people were communicating in a certain way? Not
> me, at least.

The reason I use Subversion and similar systems is to keep track of the entire
history of a project. That's why I'm developing an issue tracker based on
Subversion, because I want /everything/ to be versioned. So maybe I'm a
little obsessive/compulsive... :) But yes, personally I would like to be
able to see lock history.

If locks end up not using normal revisions/properties, then maybe they could
have a separate system that stores all the locks made for each revision, and
doesn't "forget" them.

> Versioning the state of the communication system feels
> way too heavy and cumbersome to me.

I see locks as more than a communication system. For normal communication,
which even I agree does not need to be versioned (although I do save all of
my email), email and IM work fine. But locks also tell me when and why a
person has locked something, and can generally be used to see what a person
is working on. If someone locks something and doesn't work on it, then
history could be used to prove that that person is abusing the system.

Peter Davis
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Received on Tue Aug 13 19:45:40 2002

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