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RE: RE: RE: Re: Get exclusive lock

From: <Nick.Thompson_at_infineon.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 14:58:01 +0100

-----Original Message-----
From: Bicking, David (HHoldings, IT)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Reedick, Andrew
> > In this case, 'svn:needs-lock' is there from the beginning (which is

> > why the readonly flag is set,) and that this is more of a
> > reminder/warning that one of your Applications changed your readonly

> > file without your knowledge. More importantly, 'svn:needs-lock' is
> > already being cached by the workspace, so all the lock information
> > already present.
> > A gui client could implement this on their own as a
> > courtesy feature
> > without worrying about breaking standards (kind of like how Version
> > Trees are not standard.) For the command line folks, it
> > would be more
> > convenient (and thus more like to be used) if 'svn status'
> > would flag
> > any modified, no local lock, 'svn:needs-lock' file.
> That makes a whole lot of sense. Perhaps something can be
> implemented then!

I don't understand how this helps. If I've just spent all day air
brushing somebody out of a photo, how will being told by Tortoise, say,
that I've wasted my time a few seconds or minutes after I save it help
me? If nobody else has the lock or had the lock, I might get away with
it, but if another users has got/had the lock and spent all day adding a
UFO in to the background or adding horns and a tail to the person I've
just air brushed out, this feature gains me little. I will find out as
soon as I try to commit anyway.

I really need the painting tool to warn me the file is read only/not
locked by me before I start. Or maybe wrap the tools in a checking
script that warns the user before starting the tool. This way I should
be reminded to get the lock and not waste my time editing.


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