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Re: svn commit: r14031 - trunk/subversion/clients/cmdline

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-04-09 16:06:50 CEST

On Apr 9, 2005, at 8:52 AM, Philip Martin wrote:

> Norbert Unterberg <nepo@gmx.net> writes:
>> Peter N. Lundblad schrieb:
>>>> svn:needs-lock - If present, the file must be locked when it is
>>>> committed.
>>> Not true. svn:needs-lock is a client-side thing. It communicates to
>>> your
>>> fellow collegues that this file must be locked. The repository
>>> doesn't
>>> care.
>> Quote from
>> http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/notes/locking/locking-ui.txt
>> II. New Client Behaviors
>> B. The "svn:needs-lock" property
>> 1. Property as enforcement system
>> The presence of the "svn:needs-lock" property on a file
>> means
>> that concurrency is disabled for the file and a user *must*
>> obtain a lock on that file before committing changes to it.
>> The server rejects any commit which modifies this file
>> unless
>> the user has a lock on the file. [...]
>> So who is correct?
> Ha! Well that explains why I thought it was mandatory rather than
> advisory. I was wondering where I got that idea :)

Whoops, that paragraph is out of date, sorry. Somewhere along the line
we decided not to have the server enforce that behavior.

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