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RE: Future CVS Development

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: RE: Future CVS Development
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2001 20:32:17 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Monday, June 18, 2001 at 14:39:53 (-0700), Kostur, Andre wrote: ]
> Subject: RE: Future CVS Development
> Granted, if the user chooses to circumvent the source code control system,
> you're in trouble, and that's where merge becomes useful as a safety net.
> But if CVS could enforce that a user declares their edits before allowing
> them to commit to the repository (OK, for files declared as COPY, and -kb
> files.  Ones where CVS cannot automatically handle conflicts), this would
> allow people to checkout a copy of the repository without blocking anybody,
> but not allowing them to edit the binary files without notifying the
> repository.

But CVS doesn't WANT such a capability!  It's contrary to the core design!

If you can't handle concurrent editing of non-text/non-mergable files
then DON'T USE CVS!!!!!

                                                        Greg A. Woods

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