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Re: Using SVN incorrectly?

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-07-14 20:54:41 CEST

"Jeremy Levy" <jeremyl@solutionsny.com> writes:
> I am relatively new to SVN, I have been using it at home by myself for
> several weeks and have been very pleased. My company has offices in
> India as well as the US and over their they use Clear Case. It is way to
> slow to use over the internet (We don't have multisite vob) so we
> started use SVN locally here in the US and it works great.
>
> The problem is that some users are versioning word documents and if they
> don't commit their changes quickly enough to frequently modified
> documents they get version conflicts if someone commits a change first.
> I imagine if you could exclusively lock the file editing, it would solve
> this problem. I have checked the FAQ and did see this is as a feature...
>
> Are we using SVN incorrectly, does this feature exist?

No, this feature does not yet exist. But it is planned, and even for
the (relatively) near future. See

   http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=1478

Until it's done, you'll probably need some sort of external
coordination mechanism (emails, phones, pigeons, whatever).

-Karl

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