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Re: which version control supports file locking and who has it locked

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_apache.org>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2016 15:54:14 +0200

On 06.06.2016 15:47, Doug Robinson wrote:
> Andreas:
> On Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 3:50 AM, Andreas Stieger
> <Andreas.Stieger_at_gmx.de <mailto:Andreas.Stieger_at_gmx.de>> wrote:
> > or knowing who is actually working on a file.
> Incorrect, this is shown in both TortoiseSVN and svn cli.
> To be more precise, you can know who, in the past, has made changes to
> files _and
> _checked those change into the repository. You cannot know who has
> made changes
> in their working copy and has not yet checked them back into the
> repository (they
> may never do so).
> To know who is actually working on a file requires a level of
> integration that is not
> found in SVN, Git or CVS. I have a vague recollection of an SCM that
> did enable
> such information but I'm not remembering which one it is at the moment.

I believe ClearCase with dynamic views could do that, but even that
couldn't show diffs from someone else's view (since while the view was
stored on the server, the actual changes were only stored locally on the

-- Brane
Received on 2016-06-07 15:54:00 CEST

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