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Re: Locking UI comments

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-10-13 15:19:47 CEST

Justin Erenkrantz <justin@erenkrantz.com> writes:

> On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 10:06:27AM +0100, Ben Sewell wrote:
> > Just to add a potential comment from the Windows crowd; not preserving
> > extensions breaks the windows auto-launching behaviour for documents. In my
> > situation, locked files are liable to be MS Excel files, for example; if a
> > non-techie attempts a check-in, and it fails, and none of the remaining
> Subversion already renames the extension when there is a merge
> conflict to '.mine', '.rXXXX', and '.rYYYY' I view the case of a
> lock race (?) to be essentially the same as a merge conflict from a
> user's perspective. -- justin

And so the natural response is, perhaps we could fix this problem in
all cases, lock and merges alike. Any sane person can see the utility
in preserving the one piece of data that an entire operating system
uses to determine file types.

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