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Re: Determine on which machine the lock for any given file is

From: wbaron <Wolfgang_Baron_at_gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 04:50:32 -0700 (PDT)

On Aug 18, 3:29 pm, Stefan Küng <tortoise..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Jac wrote:
> > Background:
>
> > Is there a way to determine on which machine (using IP-address or
> > similar) the lock for any given file is held in addition to who is
> > holding it?
>
> No, sorry.
> But think about what you're asking here:
> you're asking for information about a local machine, showing to
> everyone.

Lol, you sound like you have been using Visual SourceSafe before.
Don't get me wrong, I am happy to be leaving the VSS grounds sometime
soon, but these are exactly the things VSS shines in and VSS users are
very happy about. Technically, it would be no problem for the client
to transfer this information to the server and it would be a GREAT
help for all users.

> I'm pretty sure that if you go asking for such a feature on
> the Subversion mailing list (that's where this kind of 'feature' would
> have to be implemented: in the svn library), you will get rejected right
> away because such an error message would be considered a security risk.

Presenting this information would have to be subject to security
settings, of course, so security risk cannot be an argument. SVN
people sometimes do not think centralised enough for developers that
want a centralised development environment. GIT and other versioning
systems have sort of forced the improvements of version 1.5 into SVN,
so I hope the fear of loosing developers to other versioning systems
may force the SVN people to rethink a few opinions and bring some
definately needed features to SVN in the near future (again: I like
SVN very much, but I don't close my eyes and ignore the existing
shortcomings).

Please tell this to the SVN people, I would like the feature too and I
am sure, Stefan Küng would quickly add this to TortoiseSVN, if it were
available in SVN.

Kind regards,

Wolfgang

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