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RE: Re: Concurrent versioning = spawn of the devil?

From: Robert Graf-Waczenski <rgw_at_lsoft.com>
Date: 2006-11-08 16:56:24 CET

> Note that the Lock-Modify-Unlock pattern isn't *always* bad.
> Used with binary, or otherwise un-mergeable, files, such as some
> word processing documents or spreadsheets, it can help prevent a
> lot of wasted effort.

True. But don't spread this message without mentioning that
SVN indeed supports this pattern, per "svn:needs-lock", which
prompts the svn client (or was it TortoiseSVN - dunno) to
set/reset the read/only flag on the affected files.

Robert

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