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Re: another idea for directory locking.

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-10-21 14:36:10 CEST

On Oct 21, 2004, at 1:40 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>> ...
>> Also, maybe Julian Reschke can tell us if there are any prominent DAV
>> clients out there which desperately depend on directory locking.
>> Most of our motivation for writing this feature is to serialize
>> access to unmergeable files; but there's still some motivation to
>> try and open the way to a reasonably complete and interoperable
>> autoversioning feature. How important is directory locking to
>> WebFolders, MSWord, OSX?
> As a matter of fact, I'm not aware of generic clients that require
> recursive locks (IIS doesn't support deep locks, so they wouldn't work
> with that).

Okay, that does it then. I think just about everyone participating in
this thread agrees that we should punt on directory locks for now, and
just get file locks working. We can revisit the idea directory locks
later on if we need to.

I'm going to update the func-spec and ui-spec, then start a new thread
about implementation details.

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