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Re: Binary documentation in SVN?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-02-03 22:42:26 CET

On Feb 3, 2005, at 1:43 PM, Nick Seigal wrote:
> Am I right to think this is not currently a part of Subversion in any
> form?
> Do others agree that this sort of info would be useful? Am I thinking
> of
> using Subversion correctly or is there a paradigm shift I need to make
> that
> makes this a non-issue?

Congrats, you've just re-derived a description of "reserved checkouts",
a.k.a. "locking". It's the big new feature we're working on for svn
1.2. We're about 70% done with it. You can see our design stuff in
svn's /trunk/notes/locking/ dir, and look at the code itself in

If your company depends on serialized access to binary files, then you
should wait for svn 1.2. This feature is being added for exactly the
reasons you state: not every file is mergeable. Such files need to be
changed by only one person at a time.

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