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RE: Roadmap for 1.1

From: Jay Glanville <jay.glanville_at_naturalconvergence.com>
Date: 2004-04-02 16:16:23 CEST

> Labels are support, just copy/branch and there it is.
> You just don't need locking, it's very annoying to find that
> someone has
> locked a file that you wanted to edit. There's no need for
> that when you're
> editing something in the top, and the other in the bottom.
> When a conflict
> occurs, it's easy to resolve.

I think I have to disagree with this statement. I believe it's based on
the assumption that diffs can be performed simply and easily. However,
with binary files, like Word/Doc, collisions are not easily resolved.
Therefore, binary files are an example of where "an ounce of prevention
is worth a pound of cure". Word documents are the most common examples
of such binary files, but there are others.

Locking has to be the biggest stumbling block my management has towards
adopting subversion. (can you predict what word processor they all use?
;-) )


Jay Glanville
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