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Re: how to get a new project on the links page?

From: Stephen Davis <subversion_at_soundgeek.org>
Date: 2004-12-21 19:28:26 CET

On Dec 21, 2004, at 6:30 AM, Erik Huelsmann wrote:

> Hi,
>>>> BTW, CodeWarrior (unfortunately) depends on the files being
>>>> read-only
>>>> in order to be considered unmodified. I heard somewhere that
>>>> Subversion 1.2 will support read-only checkouts. Is this true and
>>>> is
>>>> there a timeframe for 1.2?
>>> Subversion 1.2 will support locking. Currently development is still
>>> going on, but a preliminary estimate for 1.2 is given on the
>>> Subversion
>>> website.
>> He doesn't mean locking, he's looking for read-only checkouts
>> (files are
>> flagged read only by SVN when they are unchanged). This is a
>> feature which
>> I
>> would also require... will that be in 1.2?
> If you don't mean files needing locks and signalling that by setting
> them
> read-only, then I guess it's currently not planned.
> But to say it won't be in 1.2, that depends on what exactly you expect
> from
> Subversion, how easily that could be implemented and whether someone
> will be
> taking up that task before then.
> So, if you want something like this, could you define the expected
> behaviour
> and have a discussion about that on dev@? That's the way we work on
> these
> additions.

> I'm thinking about behaviours+reasons like:
> - In what respect does CodeWarrior (or your tool) treat read-only files
> differently than read-write files?

It won't let you edit them until you choose "edit" or "unlock".

> - When should files be set read-write, when read-only?

Only when the user/plugin says "edit" or "unlock".

> - When is it ok to overwrite a read-only file?


> - If a file is copied, does it retain it's attributes?


> - Does that include read-onlyness?

I would think.

> - How do directories fall into this picture?

Directories are candidates for locking, AFAICT.

Let me read through the current locking documents and then post a real
analysis to dev. As Ben suggested, it may do everything I want but it
also looks significantly more complex than what I am looking for.


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