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Re: shared working directories and advisory locks (Was: quick cvs questi
Re: shared working directories and advisory locks (Was: quick cvs question)
Mon, 3 Jun 2002 15:22:05 -0700 (PDT)
thank you, and I appreciate your quick reply.
--- Noel Yap <address@hidden> wrote:
> --- Paul Tomsic <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Hi, Noel.
> > Sorry to email you directly, but I was going thru
> > the
> > archive of the CVS mailing list and found an
> > that you posted on 24.may.2002 regarding "reserved
> > locks"
> Please send requests to address@hidden in the
> future. (Also, a more specific Subject: would be
> nice; I typically delete email with very general
> > I "think" that we need to use reserved locks b/c
> > we've
> > got multiple developers using the same "workspace"
> > b/c
> > it's a web project. It doesnt' seem to make sense
> > (to
> > me) to have each developer use their own
> > b/c to see their changes, they'd have to have a
> > virt.web server pointing to their workspace, no?
> > Am I way off the mark here?
> > I'm new to the CVS implementation, so I'm open for
> > suggestion. We're developing a web-app using
> > JSPs/APACHE/Tomcat and beans.
> CVS is horrendous when sharing working directories.
> think it has something to do with file ownership and
> possibly permissioning.
> One can view working directories as virtual
> If one has a working directory per task, one can
> separate each change set from the others. So, my
> usual advice is to have one separate working
> for each task or change set (and thereby use a form
> the Branch Per Task Pattern as described at
> Since you're using Apache/Tomcat, it shouldn't be
> difficult for each developer to have their own
> servers running and pointing to their own working
> Going back to "reserved locks", the patch has been
> renamed to the more appropriate "advisory locks"
> 1. It's up to the users to place advisory locks.
> 2. Users can override advisory locks.
> whereas, IMHO, reserved locks are forced by the
> and cannot be overridden by the user.
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