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Feature Request - Locking

From: David Keeley <dkeeley_at_bravurasolutions.co.nz>
Date: 2005-12-01 22:04:12 CET



We use tortoise as a key tool in our organization, the primary gateway
to subversion VCS. It is great.


We use locking on many of our binary files (not on anything that lends
itself to concurrent modification).

The primary purpose of this is not to prevent other users from changing
the file while you are but to alert them that you are currently making
changes so they don't start doing that either. Unfortunately tortoise
does not meet that requirement as you can not see (by icon or other
status indicator) if someone else has a file locked in the standard
explorer view of the files. Obviously this would only happen if the
last time the file was updated it was done so to HEAD. Even if this
graphical indicator just meant 'was locked by jblogs at last time this
file was updated', that would be very useful and making the locking
experience we have with subversion as good as it was with other version
control systems that have locking.


Please advise if this makes sense and if a enhancement request comes of


Best Regards

David Keeley

Technical Architect

Bravura Solutions
Received on Thu Dec 1 22:48:27 2005

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