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Re: Performing an exclusive check out via TortoiseSVN

From: Jean-Marc van Leerdam <j.m.van.leerdam_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 07:13:06 +0200

Hi Ray,

On 17/07/2008, Just Ray <raymond.kode_at_thomson.com> wrote:
> We are in the process of starting to replace Microsoft's VSS with SVN.
>
> Today, one of the Managers of one of the development groups asked if
> it would be possible to implement exclusive check outs (just like his
> group does with VSS) for a temporary amount of time.
> Just until all of his developers got used to TortoiseSVN and SVN.
>

Don't start using VSS habits with Subversion. That way only prolongs
the 'getting used to SVN'. There is generally no need to lock files
exclusively in a file based SW development environment.

If you really have to get exclusive modification rights on a specific
file, you can set the svn:needs-lock property on it. This property
forces the user to acquire a lock on the file before he can commit
changes to the repository.

But again, don't start your (T)SVN experience with a couple of
projects that set svn:needs-lock on everything. Read the first
chapters of the SVN book to see why.

-- 
Regards,
Jean-Marc
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