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Re: Versioning of tool generated xml files

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-09-05 23:20:15 CEST

Arne Christian Hårseth <arnechaa@online.no> writes:
> The department I am working for is having problems with versioning of tool
> generated xml-files in CVS. Since this file is generated from a graphical
> tool it tends to change a lot causing a lot of conflicts. This can be partly
> solved by locking the file when changing it but this is taking away the
> "concurrent" part of CVS not making it possible for several people to change
> the same file simultaniously. I belive file locking is what MS VSS uses
> inherently to avoid conflicts too.
>
> Does subversion have any improvements to help reducing such problems?
> Does it support file locking?

Not yet, though locking or something equivalent will happen post 1.0.

For xml files, I'd think a custom merge-tool hook would be more
helpful than locking... (?)

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