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Re: Locking functional spec: branches

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-10-15 01:37:27 CEST

Michael Brouwer wrote:

> Something that strikes me as a limitation of the current locking spec
> is that it is limited to wc's only.
>
> I like to think of a wc as a special case of a branch that hasn't made
> it into the repository yet. If for some reason you want to move your
> wc from one machine to another, an easy way to do this is to make a
> branch for the change you are working on. commit your partially
> completed work and checkout the branch in the new location.
>
> IMHO it should be possible to have a branch (rather than a particular
> wc) own the lock on a file (probably limited to the version of the
> file that the branch contains direct copies of).

A lock cannot be owned by an object in the repository, it has to be
owned by a principal. In fact locks are not owned by WCs, but by users.
It is reasonable to allow a user to remove their WC, fly to melbourne,
checkout again and use the lock discovery mechanism to retrieve their
lock tokens.

-- Brane

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