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CVS file locking question

From: Guy Gardner
Subject: CVS file locking question
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 13:02:58 -0400

> I found this email address and wanted to see if you could help me out on
> a question about how CVS works.
> First a little background:
> We are about to start some development with WebObjects v5.0 under Mac OS X
> which embeds a UI layer to CVS into its own IDE. We normally use NT
> here so the introduction of Macs has caused us to scramble to fit the
> different boxes/networking together.
> We are thinking of having the main repository on an NT box and then check
> to individual Powerbooks running Mac OS X (ie. BSD Unix under the hood)
> then commit changes back into the NT-based repository. In order to gain
> to the NT files system we are using a product called Sharity that allows
us to
> map NT disk volumes so that the Macs can get to them. The one down side is
> that Sharity does not support file locking at all (read or write file
> are ignored by it entirely).
> Now to the question at hand:
> Does CVS at any time rely on read or write locks on files in the
repository to
> run properly? If it uses some other method (IE. Existent of lock files
> than actual locks on files) then we might be able to use this
combination but
> if not then maybe we'll want to use a Mac OS X server to hold the
> so that file locks work as CVS would need them.
> Thanks in advance for any info you might have on this!
> Thanks,
> Guy Gardner
> Chief R&D Scientist
> Dynamic Healthcare Technologies
> 51 Sawyer Rd.
> Waltham, MA 02453
> 781.642.6200x3246

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