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Re: [TSVN] subversion and locks

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2005-09-19 11:38:54 CEST

Malte Bögershausen wrote:
>>If you don't use svn:needs-lock, then locking is almost
>>useless because
>>it fails to stop 2 people working on the same file.
>
>
> We are doing a lot of developemnt with VS.NET and the winforms designer.
> As the generated code from the designer is hard (almost impossible) to
> merge, a developer whos adds controls etc. normally locks the file.
> But for other, smaller changes in the code we generally don't lock the files
> as they are normally easy to merge.
>
> So to demand a lock even for small modifications would mean a lot of
> unnecessary locks, but still locks are needed for bigger, hard to merge
> changes.

Using a lock only sometimes will not help you, because no-one else knows
that you have a lock. Until they try to commit and find it is blocked.
And next time they update, they get the unmergeable change to sort out.
What you need is *communication* between developers ;-)

Simon

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Received on Mon Sep 19 11:39:29 2005

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