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Re: New to SVN, two general feature questions

From: Scott Palmer <scott.palmer_at_2connected.org>
Date: 2005-04-01 01:46:01 CEST

On Mar 31, 2005, at 5:22 PM, Tony Han Bao wrote:

> 2)
> A group of us work on one set of files. I would like to do some major
> changes to one or few of the files and I want to announce it to the
> other people so that they are aware of what I'm about to do.
> In SVN, is it possible to set watch and messages on files so that
> every one who has a working copy of the file can be notified of the
> actions on the file. Not just a new version has been committed so I
> should update, but also things like some one has just checkout a new
> copy or bob has put a announcement on this file saying stay clear for
> 2 days for him to finish, etc...

You can wait a bit for version 1.2 which supports file locking, so
others can't edit the files while you have them locked. Though
multiple changes to the same text file will usually merge fine. I
think the subversion book explains the benefits and drawbacks.

The subversion repository has no idea who already has a working copy
and can't *push* notifications based on that.

> I want an overview of the current status of the project, updated
> regularly, on the level of the version control system so that I know
> what's going on with other people before I decide which part of the
> project I should focus on in one system.

Is 'svn log' good enough for this? Perhaps combined with commit
emails. Or you could write a custom post-commit hook that updated some
sort of summary file for you.


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