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RE: doubts in Sub Version

From: Robert Graf-Waczenski <rgw_at_lsoft.com>
Date: 2006-11-10 08:26:16 CET

Hi,

Your three questions make me think that you would prefer the locking
semantics of VSS, i.e. before you can even start editing a file,
the client tells you that you have to acquire a lock on the file
which either is exclusive (by default) or can be one of many locks
that have been acquired by co-workers.

Using Subversion means that you choose between two different types
of "locking" behaviors: One is "no, don't lock, tell me about problems
when i check in my changes", the other is "get a lock on the file
exclusively before i start editing it". The second locking type
is only "advisory", meaning that if the file appears to be locked by
someone else, you can tell your client to forcefully "steal" that
lock (which does exactly what the word "steal" says.).

Some people have problems getting used to the non-locking approach
of SVN, especially if they have a VSS background. Without locks,
users have to merge other co-worker's changes more frequently into
their working copies. And if you are the VSS-type, "merging changes"
equals "go through hell". Whereas in SVN with the nifty merging tools
out there, merging is fun.

Never used Eclipse, though.

HTH,

Robert

> -----Original Message-----
> From: GUNA SEELAN [mailto:zorro_psg@yahoo.co.in]
> Sent: Donnerstag, 9. November 2006 15:42
> To: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: doubts in Sub Version
>
>
> Hi
> we are using Subversion as the central repository for our project
> and eclipse3.1 has been used as the interface.
> We would like to know whether following things are possible in Subversion:
>
> 1)Eclipse allows us to update a file even before lock on that
> file is acquired. When lock is acquired over the file, it does
> not ask for replacing the file.
> 2)how does force lock option work? How will automatic updation of
> files that were locked happens?
> 3)whether more than one user can acquire lock to a particular
> file at the same time.
>
> Anyone with experience in using Eclipse as an interface for
> subversion kindly get back to us ASAP.
>
> regards,
> guna
>
>
>
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