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Re: Locking on svn.collab.net (was svn.collab.net Subversion upgraded to 1.2.0-rc1)

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-04-12 18:18:23 CEST

On Apr 11, 2005, at 6:55 PM, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:

> --On Friday, April 8, 2005 9:12 AM -0500 Ben Collins-Sussman
> <sussman@collab.net> wrote:
>> I'm not sure what you're afraid of here. Yes, locking is "on" by
>> default
>> in 1.2, but it also has no teeth by default -- anyone can break/steal
>> locks.
> -1 (vote, not veto) on using locks on Subversion's repository.
> I don't like encouraging locks to begin with on this sort of project.
> I haven't seen any justifications yet as to why anyone actively
> involved in Subversion would want to hold locks on our codebase.

I gave a justification in my mail: so we can experiment with our own
dog food. That's a tangible benefit. I then proceeded to explain why
there's no risk to leaving this door open.

Yet when I read your mail, it looks much the same as cmpilato's: I see
some sort of hatred of locks, or some perceived danger/annoyance, with
no explanation. Can we have a rational debate, other than just blind

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