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Re: reserved checkout

From: Matthias Kienle
Subject: Re: reserved checkout
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2002 09:03:55 +0100 (CET)
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> [ On Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 10:34:52 (+0100), Matthias Kienle
> wrote: ]
> > Subject: reserved checkout
> >
> > What do I wrong?
> Don't use reserved checkouts with CVS -- CVS is the "Concurrent Versions
> System"!

I know cvs is a concurrent version system, but a new requirement comes up in 
our department to use in future only one version system. The other version 
system administrated binary files like word, excel and powerpoint. CVS (and 
other version systems too) can not merge binary files after more than one edit 
from several editors of the same version. The other version system can do 
reserved checkouts but it runs on a windows server and has no command line.

In a first test we used the editors and watcher function of cvs, but the test 
shows us it is not enough. I must often merge by hand two versions and I can 
say I hate it.

I am a linuxer and I would hate it to explain my manager that cvs does not 
support reserved checkouts for binary files. I control all web pages, server 
configuartions and the total source code in a cvs repository. I love my command 
line for cvs and I love my CVS.

I know I am sitting between two chairs.


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