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Re: Binary documentation in SVN?

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2004_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2005-02-04 19:05:09 CET

On 04.02.2005, at 17:46, Nick Seigal wrote:

> You assume that there is only one graphic designer or only one working
> on
> each image file at a time. Perhaps this is true in practice, but a
> situation in which it is not true is not that hard to imagine. [snip!]

Yeah, maybe it's different for others, but I was just thinking how a
typical change request might be handled in our company. The customer
says "that icon is too blue, make it greener" and Chris, who receives
this feedback, creates an entry in our ticket tracking system and
assigns it to Niko. Niko reads the request, updates his working copy,
changes the icon's color, checks it in, and that would be the end of
it. I think this is what would typically happen. We don't change images
in our projects very often at all, and when we do, the change request
would be assigned to a person, and the person would resolve it.

If, by means of some strange cosmic rays, there were another ticket
open about that same icon at the same time saying "that icon is
offensive in my culture, change it" and it were assigned to Thomas,
then two individuals would be working on changes to the same icon, but
neither of the changes would be sufficient -- the version Niko checked
in is now green but is still offensive, and the version Thomas is
working on is no longer offensive but is still blue. When Thomas tries
to check in his icon he gets a conflict, and he opens Niko's version of
the icon to see what Niko changed. He sees that all that changed is the
color (maybe checking the log message to confirm that observation), so
he modifies his new inoffensive icon so that it matches Niko's green
and checks it in, and that's the end of that chapter.

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