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[TSVN] how should the UI look like

From: SteveKing <steveking_at_gmx.ch>
Date: 2005-04-08 19:58:07 CEST


I'm currently working on the new features in Subversion 1.2. And as you
may have already heard, the main feature is locking.

So I need your ideas on how to implement this. Sure I have own ideas,
but they just don't feel right.

Ok, so here goes what we have to do:

- files can be locked (surprise).
- Two new context menu entries "lock" and "unlock" will be implemented

Now comes the problem:
We can attempt to lock the selected files, but that can fail if e.g.
another user already has one of those selected files locked. Not a big
deal really. But now, the user can 'steal' the lock, i.e. just override
the other users lock.

So, how should we do this in an UI way?
- try to lock, throw an error if someone else already has the lock,
don't allow to override the lock at all.
- before attempting to lock, ask the user if he want's to override a
maybe existing lock and then just force the lock no matter what
- Allow to redo the lock from the progress dialog once a lock has failed
and this time just steal the lock
- ???

Oh, and the same applies to removing a lock:
you can remove a lock even if you're not the owner of the lock by
'breaking' the lock.

So please, think of how the UI should handle this situation and make


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