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RE: 1.2RC1 : unfriendly erro msg when lock attempt fails

From: Gal Aviel <gala_at_chipx.co.il>
Date: 2005-04-13 10:17:34 CEST

Let's start with an issue report and while I'm at it I'll try to look at
the source code ..

Thanks - Gal.

-----Original Message-----
From: kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net [mailto:kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net]
On Behalf Of kfogel@collab.net
Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 6:03 PM
To: Gal Aviel
Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: 1.2RC1 : unfriendly erro msg when lock attempt fails

"Gal Aviel" <gala@chipx.co.il> writes:
> Just checking out the new lock feature of 1.2 (which I really need ..
> Thanks Subversion developers !!).
> When attempting to lock an already locked file, I get the following
> error msg :
> svn: Lock request failed: 423 Locked (http://svn-il.chipx.co.il)
> svn: Your lock comment was left in a temporary file:
> svn: 'svn-lock.tmp'
> IMHO, this is confusing and not very clear.
> What does "423" or "423 Locked" means ?
> Why not simply say something like :
> "Lock request failed, file is already locked by xxx "
> And maybe add something like :
> "To see all lock details, use 'svn info'"
> Any chance of something like this making it in for 1.2 ?
> Should I submit this as an issue ?

IMHO, yes. The error message could be clearer, and an issue is
warranted. A patch would be even better, if you have the time...


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