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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.

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