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Re: Post 1.0 - Does locking have priority?

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-01-11 06:35:25 CET

I would be foolish to promise anything about the priority, except that
many people have expressed a desire for locking, but have you read

   notes/locking-plan.txt

in the Subversion tree?

nick vajberg <nickvajberg@yahoo.dk> writes:
> I assume post 1.0 stuff will begin in march/april?
>
> My question is: will locking get priority of post-1.0
> stuff?
>
> I "sold in" Subversion to our shop several months ago,
> but now a group of users are starting to complaint
> big-time.
>
> Except for the following two issues, Subversion has
> been a _huge_ success (we are using SVN on a large
> scale):
>
> 1) Binary: While removing SourceSafe was a good thing
> in general, we get a lot of problems with Word, PPT,
> UML files and some other binary stuff. I'm worried
> since some people have actually started to mail these
> files to eachother as a way of sharing without
> conflicts (!!?)
>
> So we need locking ;-)
>
> 2) For text: No problems, except quite a few false
> conflicts on XML files. Any solution here? I guess
> diff'ing on XML should be done in an xml-canonical-way
> to remove false conflicts. This is a weekly problem
> because our IDE's uses xml-based project files. Each
> time a file is added/removed, the xml project file is
> updated, creating a potential conflict (although it
> isn't...)
>
> I really liked the proposal of locks that times out
> (leased locks?), but it's not in the "locking plan"
> document.
>
> Could someone with expertice add that proposal to the
> document?
>
> Time-out as default seems to be a must for a shop like
> ours where quite a few people are not that technical
> (no probs for the developers, though)
>
> Thanks!
>
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