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Re: Read-only checkouts/updates

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-06-08 19:41:42 CEST

On Jun 7, 2005, at 4:22 PM, Rick Mann wrote:
> Is this being considered for short-term implementation, and if not,
> why not? If it's a reasonable request, should I add an Issue for it?

It's not being considered for short-term implementation, because it's
just not our UI model. Subversion, like CVS, is a concurrent system
based on copy-modify-merge. The UI you're describing sounds
something very much like SourceSafe or PerForce, where everything is
read-only by default, and you have to 'declare' intent to edit
somehow. That UI contradicts the design philosophy of Subversion.

Do you really have problems "accidentally" modifying files? I've not
heard of such a thing before.

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