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

From: John Szakmeister <john_at_szakmeister.net>
Date: 2005-04-12 10:46:02 CEST

On Tuesday 12 April 2005 01:40, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
[snip]
> The read-only bit is only a property 'hint' to the SVN client. No
> other client would honor it - therefore, the original intent for that
> property we discussed here on dev@svn got lost somewhere (oh well).
> Therefore, 'svn:need-lock' does not affect WebDAV clients as they don't
> know what that property means.
>
> WebDAV clients is a pretty serious use case in which I'm going to want
> to support in my group by ensuring they have the lock first before they
> commit any changes. The failure case right now would be that they
> *only* error out when a lock is already held by someone else. That's
> not good enough for me. I want to ensure that the client had the lock
> to begin with. I want to 'guide' my users to use locks because there
> are times when they'll need it (i.e. when it is close to 'crunch' time
> and everyone is modifying documents left and right). I don't want
> those users getting bitten by the lock process because they got lucky
> once or twice before and didn't need locks. -- justin

*Exactly*. We're faced with a very similar issue.

-John

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