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Re: Multiple users modifying the same file from the Repo Browser

From: Todd Nelson <toddyboy82577_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2011 08:21:00 -0700 (PDT)

Stefan,

Maybe it's a flaw in the process that I am using. Here are the steps
that I am taking to simulate to users editing the same text file:

1. Open two instances of the repo-browser and right-click on the same
file and choose Edit
2. Make changes in both instances of the open file.
3. Close the editor for instance 1 of the file. This will close the
file give me the commit dialog and the commit will succeed.
4. Close the editor for instance 2 of the file. This will close the
file and give me the commit dialog. The commit will fail with the
following message:

Command: Commit
Modified: C:\Tmp\trunk.svn00b.tmp\Another_File2.txt
Error: Commit failed (details follow):
Error: File or directory 'Another_File2.txt' is out of date; try
updating
Error: resource out of date; try updating
Completed!:

5. Click OK and the "Command failed - Updated needed dialog is now
displayed, with two options Update and Cancel. Neither one of those
options will re-option file. The only way to commit the changes is to
find the temporary working copy in C:/Tmp and make the appropriate
changes and attempt the commit again.

I agree that added the needs-lock property would eliminate the issue
from happening in the first place, but I can guarantee we will have
users running into this scenario.

Thanks again for all your help.

On Aug 20, 3:53 am, Stefan Küng <tortoise..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On 19.08.2011 16:45, Todd Nelson wrote:
>
>
>
> > I know the new functionality in the repo browser that will allow a
> > user to modify a file directly will get used very heavily in our
> > company.
>
> > One scenario that I can see happening is that more that one user would
> > be modifying the same file.  If two users are editing the same file,
> > the first person will be able to commit their changes with no issues.
> > When the second user attempts to commit their changes, it fails with
> > the following error dialog:
>
> > Command: Commit
> > Modified: C:\Tmp\trunk.svn003.tmp\Correct_Name.txt
> > Error: Commit failed (details follow):
> > Error: File or directory 'Correct_Name.txt' is out of date; try
> > updating
> > Error: resource out of date; try updating
> > Completed!:
>
> > When the user clicks OK on the dialog box, and second dialog is
> > displayed and tells the user they should try updating because the
> > resource is out of date.  It asks if TortoiseSVN should try updating
> > the working copy and then retry.  When the update button is clicked,
> > all dialogs disappear and the users changes are lost and no commit is
> > ever made.
>
> > What is the expected behavior for this scenario?
> > Thanks.
>
> Tried to reproduce this, but after updating, the commit dialog is
> reopened again automatically for me and I then can commit.
>
> but of course, the best way to deal with this is that if you want to use
> the direct-edit feature from the repository browser, you should either
> set the svn:needs-lock property on your files, or improve the
> communication in your team :)
>
> Stefan
>
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