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Re: Multiple developers: listing editors

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-07-06 15:14:51 CEST

On Jul 6, 2005, at 3:56 AM, Guilhem BONNEFILLE wrote:
> In fact, I'm not really looking at a hard-locking system, but simply a
> way to track editors.
> What about an 'edit' sub-command? Is it already planned?

We have no plans to add this feature.

Subversion 1.2 doesn't provide 'hard' locking, but rather 'soft'.
(You can make it 'hard' by using hook scripts). By 'soft', I mean
that anyone can break or steal a lock at any time. The locks are
purely communicative.

You can emulate the cvs 'edit' feature by setting the 'svn:needs-
lock' property on every single file. This will cause all files to be
read-only, and users will have to 'svn lock' to make them read-
write. Then you can examine the repository to see who is editing
which files, by examining lock-owners.

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