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Re: Can't get shared lock on win98

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-01-31 13:14:28 CET

matthew ford wrote:

>Note that Win98 and Win95 are supported platforms for Win32. If subversion
>cannot perform on those paltforms it should not be advertising itsself as
Subversion can perform on all Win32 platforms, thank you. As a client.
It does not work as a server, and that's adequately documented as a
limitation due to Win98 not implementing part of the Win32 API.

>I notice in other posts that there has been difficulty in reproducing the
>locking problems outside the subversion code base.
Huh? What do you mean? Do you thnk that Subversion is the only program
that can't use shared file locks on Win98?

> Perhaps the Win32 API is
>being used in some non standard way.
No. There simply is no such thing as a Win32 API, or Windows API, no
matter how often you quote Microsoft propaganda. Windows versions
previous to Windows NT do not support certain file locking operations
that the Subversion repository library requires.

> In any case the download page is where
>this limitation of subversion should be made clear, not buried in the FAQ.
I think it's about time you stopped telling people who develop
Subversion on a volunteer basis in their free time what they should or
shoud not do. This is a /very/ rude thing to do. If you think that a
documentation change is so important, you're always free to provide a
patch. You're /not/ free to tell others do do it for you.

-- Brane

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