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Re: Locking functional spec: timeouts

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke_at_gmx.de>
Date: 2004-10-15 09:09:36 CEST

Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> Over in the 'Locking UI comments', Julian R. and I had a conversation
> about Microsoft Office's WebDAV LOCK support and some bugs in it.
> There's a development in here that now needs to be explicitly
> considered, so I'm splitting this out into a new thread.
>
> ...
>
> So, if we don't support timeouts, Office/Word will refuse to play ball.
> And, part of my ideal for LOCKing is to get Office users happy.
> However, it changes some parts of our locking UI (some significantly).
> So, first, before going down that road, is it important enough to
> support locking with Office and a Subversion server that we add timeouts?
>
> ...

It's not only a question of making Office users happy. They *will* open
documents from Subversion, see them opening as "read-only" and possibly
will not care. However, Office will have created a LOCK on their behalf
that will never get UNLOCKed by Office, so manual intervention of
*somebody* will be required to get rid of it.

Julian R.

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