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Re: Locking.. but not commiting.

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 08:54:26 -0400

On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 8:49 AM, Jon Hardcastle <jd_hardcastle_at_yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 5:43 AM, Jon Hardcastle
>
>
> > <jd_hardcastle_at_yahoo.cm> wrote:
> > > > Hello Chaps!
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > I hope I am in the right place!
> > > >
> > > > I'd like to engineer it so that i can have
> > READONLY
> > > > access to an area, and yet. Still be able to
> > lock
> > > > files in it?
> > > >
> > > > I have tried this..
> > > >
> > > > <LimitExcept GET PROPFIND OPTIONS
> > REPORT
> > > > LOCK>
> > > > Require valid-user
> > > > </LimitExcept>
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > but it doesn't seem to work. Any help or clues?
> >
> > A) This is a Subversion server question, not TSVN.
> > B) What's your use case? Locking is only required if
> > a user is going
> > to modify and commit changes. If they're locking a
> > file, but not
> > allowed to make any changes, what's the point of
> > locking (beyond
> > annoying those who *can* make changes)?
> >
>
> a) Sorry :-/
> b) The use case is if our branches contain mergeable
> and non-mergeable files. All users must work on
> branches, only sysadmin can commit to trunk - to keep
> it at a minimum level of 'excellence'. So because of
> this, if a user wants to 'work' on a binary file in
> their branch. It would be great if they could lock it
> in the main - as a signal to others and then work on
> it in their branch..
>
> hope that makes sense?

Not really. The whole point of having developer branches is so that
one developer can work on a file without being disturbed by another.

And if the other developers never think to check trunk for a lock,
they'll never know.

It sounds like you have a team communication problem, which is not
solvable via software.

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