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Re: Locking consensus(es) so far

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-10-18 14:17:18 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> Because we're trying to keep version control *simple* for non-techies,

Now that's a new one. I disagree that Subversion's mission is to make
version control simple for non-techies.

> by avoiding the usual conflict procedure in the case of a hijacked
> file. This is all explained in section I of the locking-ui.txt
> document. I can't tell if you've read that section or not. If you
> disagree with this incentive, then we have much to discuss. :-)

Obviously.

You solve the non-techie problem simply by requiring locks on all files
in the repository by default, which means that a hijack can't happen
because the potential perpetrator won't be able to commit an unlocked
file (without breaking the lock, which you don't let non-techies do
anyway).

-- Brane

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