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Re: Editing binary files without locks / reserved checkouts

From: Helge Jensen <jensen_at_slog.dk>
Date: 2004-03-21 13:28:58 CET

Michael Mattox wrote:

> Also is there a work-a-round?

You can always use properties, and a pre-commit step that rejects
commits to files which have "locked" property set.

> Our project has a lot of word documentation
> and if we can't prevent two people from modifying the same file at the same
> time we will be forced to use CVS. That would be a real shame! ;)

Agreed, but are you REALLY prepared to get all the problems of CVS, in
exchange for _one_ feature which:

  - is easily fixed by people talking to eachother/coordination
  - isn't really guaranteed to work in CVS

Note, that for binary files in CVS:

  - commit time is linear in the size of ALL previous versions of the
file. Trust me, this is going to be a problem with just a few edits of
word-files.
  - tagging is linear in the size of ALL the versions that EVER existed
of all the files tagged

-- 
Helge
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