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Re: 2 users working on same file caused a change to be reverted rather than merged

From: Andreas Schweigstill <andreas_at_schweigstill.de>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 09:03:50 +0100


Jan Hendrik schrieb:
> There is a catch, however: files that change, but to a time/date
> older than last saved in the editor are not necessarily
> recognized/reported.

Yes, and some years ago I found out that on network shares some
applications create timestamps based on the client's system clock
and some on the server's. :-/ It took me several hours to figure this
out because in most cases our production process worked properly
and in some cases the dependencies weren't resolved properly. The
behaviour depended on weather it was a native Windows/OS/2 application
or an old MS-DOS application.

In mixed environments there can also occur some file synchronisation
problems regarding to NFS and Samba, especially on older NFS server

Andreas Schweigstill

Dipl.-Phys. Andreas Schweigstill
Schweigstill IT | Embedded Systems
Schauenburgerstraße 116, D-24118 Kiel, Germany
Phone: (+49) 431 53035-435, Fax: (+49) 431 53035-436
Mobile: (+49) 171 6921973, Web: http://www.schweigstill.de/
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