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RE: RE: Re: Get exclusive lock

From: Bicking, David (HHoldings, IT) <David.Bicking_at_thehartford.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2008 14:09:52 -0500


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Reedick, Andrew [mailto:jr9445_at_ATT.COM]
> Sent: Monday, March 03, 2008 10:35 AM
> To: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: RE: Re: Get exclusive lock
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Andy Levy [mailto:andy.levy_at_gmail.com]
> > Sent: Monday, March 03, 2008 7:12 AM
> > To: Oliver Fabelo
> > Cc: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
> > Subject: Re: Get exclusive lock
> >
> >
> > You're right - it's "an excuse". You can't use software to solve a
> > social or communication problem. Your colleagues need to take
> > responsibility for doing their job properly.
> >
> > How did they not "clobber" each others' work before SVN? It sounds
> > like you're doing everything you can form the SVN side with
> > svn:needs-lock.
> >
> > > The worst thing is that they are not mere users, are all
> computer's
> > degree
> >
> > Some of the most inept computer users I have met are
> programmers and
> > others responsible for keeping computer systems working. As above -
> > you aren't alone here.
> >
---------------- SNIP ------------------
> Persionally, multi-tasking, windowed OS clients like
> TortoiseSVN should have an option to periodically check for
> 'needs-lock' files that have been modified without a lock.

Yeah, so do I, but that's very similar to "communication of locks and
changes" (because the fact that the file needs a lock has to be stored
locally - though I suppose you could get that from the file properties),
which was a long debate a few months back about "regular" locks. Client
software teams such as Tortoise aren't interested in creating their own
proprietary caching and communication mechanisms - they'd rather have
the core software handle that. Caching lock status locally or regularly
pinging the server for lock status is, according to the Subversion team,
"right out". I feel that having client software automatically querying
the server is a bad idea, anyway, because it increases network traffic
and demand on the server.

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