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Re: [TSVN] What overlays do we NEED

From: Simon Large <slarge_at_slarge.plus.com>
Date: 2005-04-14 17:20:06 CEST

Bill.Hughes@cgi-europe.com wrote:
> In case 1 'in subversion' would mean you _didn't have a lock - in
> that case I'd replace 'in svn' overlay with 'no entry', you can't
> edit it until you obtain a lock.

But that only works where _all_ files need locking, which is not the
general case.

> In case two you'd show 'no entry'
> for files where you know another wc has the lock.

But you never know if another WC has a lock, except by contacting the
repo, and that's no good for overlays. And the way locking works is that
any file with svn:needs-lock is read-only until you lock it. The fact
that no other WC has a lock doesn't mean you can edit. You _must_ get a
lock yourself to be able to edit.

Maybe you can get a lock without svn:needs-lock, but then no-one else
knows that locking is in place, so it gives you no protection.

> BTW I suggest a green key, not a padlock, you have
> the magic token to open the file.

Yes, you're right. I said padlocks were a bad symbol only a little while


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