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Re: Client for lock & edit in one step?

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-07-27 14:25:46 CEST

On 7/27/07, Greg Thomas <thomasgd@omc.bt.co.uk> wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Jul 2007 14:04:00 +0200, <Jan.Lessner@bertelsmann.de>
> wrote:
> >We are currently moving over from Visual SourceSafe to Subversion and
> >are looking for a convenient client for all the documents which are
> >not source code - e.g. specification documents in Microsoft Word, UML
> >models in other strange formats, images etc. This is all stuff which
> >can not be merges and therefore must be locked before editing.
> >However, fetching the current version, locking it, and then start
> >editing is a rather inconvenient work when being done in three
> >separate steps.
> I would think giving everyone a simple bat file would do the trick;
> @echo off
> svn update "%1"
> svn lock "%1" -m "Locking for update"
> start "%1"
> Will get the latest version of the file, lock it, and then launch it.

I suspect non-technical staff is going to have difficulty navigating
via command-line to a directory (especially one with spaces in the
name) to run the batch file.

I had a hard enough time convincing non-technical people that they
wouldn't see changes made in the repository until they'd updated their
working copies; they expected it to be a "push" model, not pull.

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