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Re: Can't get shared lock on win98

From: matthew ford <matthew.ford_at_forward.com.au>
Date: 2005-01-31 12:38:55 CET

The problem is actually caused by the miss-use of the Win32 logo on the
Subversion download page. (
Will someone in charge of the project please correct this.

This is what Microsoft has to say about Win32

" The Microsoft® Windows® application programming interface (API) allows
applications to exploit the power of the Windows family of operating
systems. Using this API, you can develop applications that run successfully
on all versions of Windows while taking advantage of the features and
capabilities unique to each version. (Note that this was formerly called the
Win32 API. The name Windows API more accurately reflects its roots in 16-bit
Windows and its support on 64-bit Windows.)

The Microsoft® Windows® application programming interface (API) provides
building blocks used by applications written for Windows, including Windows
Server 2003 family, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT®, Windows
Millennium Edition (Windows Me), Windows 98, and Windows 95. You can provide
your application with a graphical user interface; display graphics and
formatted text; and manage system objects such as memory, files, and

The Windows API can be used in all Windows-based applications. The same
functions are generally supported on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows."


Note that Win98 and Win95 are supported platforms for Win32. If subversion
cannot perform on those paltforms it should not be advertising itsself as

I notice in other posts that there has been difficulty in reproducing the
locking problems outside the subversion code base. Perhaps the Win32 API is
being used in some non standard way. In any case the download page is where
this limitation of subversion should be made clear, not buried in the FAQ.


(p.s. sorry about the lack of a threaded response. I had to go back to
Outlook after my virus checker kept deleting my entire Thunderbird in-box.)

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Received on Mon Jan 31 12:41:11 2005

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