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Re: Want to set default "release locks" behavior depending on where WC is pointing

From: Ben Fritz <fritzophrenic_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2013 13:03:34 -0500

On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 12:34 PM, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On 06.08.2013 22:50, Ben Fritz wrote:
>> we need to remember NOT to release
>> our lock during commits to the branch, until we finally merge back to
>> trunk. I'd like to make this the default behavior. I found the
>> "no-unlock" setting in the Subversion config file, but if I leave it
>> at "yes" then it would be too easy to forget to release the locks
>> after we merge to trunk. So, I want to make this change based on where
>> the working copy is pointing.
>>
>
> The dialog isn't shown yet, but it is already initialized. Only the
> status of all files isn't fetched yet so you can only change the files
> in that hook script. Everything else is not changeable by the hook script.
>

Thanks, that's kind of what I figured when it didn't work.

> I don't think it's possible to achieve what you want with a hook script.
> Or any other way I can think of, sorry.
>

The best I came up with was to install it as a post-update hook instead.

Best practice would have us do an svn update before any commit
(sometimes you NEED to), and if you're just working a single branch
then the initial checkout or switch will also run the script.

I'm considering a server-side hook update to automatically create a
trunk lock instead of requiring users to remember to keep their branch
locks after commit; but that comes with its own set of troubles
(mainly, not having a working copy for that trunk lock). It would have
the advantage of not requiring everybody to configure a client hook.

Thanks for your reply.

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