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RE: Is SVN ready for use?

From: Roman Rytov <rrytov_at_entopia.com>
Date: 2002-12-08 22:41:10 CET

Is there a way to make the sources read-only and by demand exectute
"get" from the repository? Any analogy of "watch" from CVS?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Barstow [mailto:John_Barstow@gfsg.co.nz]
> Sent: Sunday, December 08, 2002 11:43 PM
> To: Roman Rytov; dev@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: RE: Is SVN ready for use?
> >I played a bit with SVN and have to confess it impressed me.
> But since
> >there is no edit-related commands I doubt whether it's ready for
> >production usage? I mean how do developers work together w/o knowing
> >that a file is "checked-out"? Maybe in the open-souce world it's not
> >really important since exclusive lock doesn't exist but
> inside a team I
> >can't rely on carefull manual merging (I mean I don't want to oblige
> >people to ever think about it). How do you work it around? I saw
> >edit-related commands are in the list far behind the release.
> In the last three months of using subverion, we've had to do
> a manual merge exactly once, on 3 source files out of
> approximately 1000. (that's 0.3%). They were one-line
> conflicts, and the developer in question had not updated his
> source in over a month.
> The automated merge is typically extremely good (yet
> conservative) at handling merges. Local changes are *never*
> overwritten by the repository.
> Typically when two developers touch the same file at the same
> time, they edit different parts; the automated merge handles
> this extremely common case. You don't really have to know
> the other person is handling a specific file.
> I find that a daily update is sufficient for our team to have
> zero conflicts. If a developer were to go on vacation without
> checking in, it doesn't affect our code. This is a real
> benefit for us.
> John C Barstow

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