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RE: collaborating with binaries...

From: Wadsworth, Eric (Contractor) <wadswore_at_fhu.disa.mil>
Date: 2004-03-01 14:29:05 CET

> Given that svn does not have a locking mechanism yet, is
> there another
> way of working collaboratively on binary files such as images - i.e.
> files that can't be merged between versions? I guess I'm
> looking for a
> practical way to communicate to other team members that a file is in
> use, and shouldn't be modified by someone else.
> Any suggestions are much appreciated.
> Cheers,
> Neil.

Here's a very low-tech solution:

Add an empty file called "image1_locked_by_eric" to the directory that
contains the "image1.jpg" file. When you're done modifying the image, remove
that file. Depend of other developers to at least notice that you've got
dibbs on that file, and coordinate any modifications with you.

I warned you it was low-tech. ;)

--- Eric

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