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AW: AW: Multiple cvs users in one checkout area

From: Andreas Otte
Subject: AW: AW: Multiple cvs users in one checkout area
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 13:03:20 +0200


> -----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Noel Yap [mailto:address@hidden
> Gesendet: Montag, 21. Oktober 2002 12:57
> An: Andreas Otte; Mr. Cristian Romanescu
> Cc: address@hidden
> Betreff: Re: AW: Multiple cvs users in one checkout area
> --- Andreas Otte <address@hidden> wrote:
> > The sources are sources for database objects (stored
> > procedures, triggers, ...) which are applied against
> > a database, no user has it's own database, so it
> > makes no sense to work in different areas, everbody
> > will see everybody else's changes in the database
> > anyway. The private sandbox isn't there. 
> The next logical question then is, "Why doesn't each
> user have their own database?"

Space problem/server capacity problem, we are talking here about Oracle 
Databases with several GB of data and several thousand stored 

> Also, what do you do if multiple people edit the same
> file at the same time?

One can always use the cvs locking/watch mechanism. It seems to be sufficient.
> > It seems to me if I want to get this to work I have
> > to make cvs look only for the entry in the CVSROOT
> > variable and ignore the content of the Root files in
> > the cvs subdirectories.
> AFAIK, noone has been able to get CVS to work this
> way.  Even if it were possible, IMO, it shouldn't be
> done; it shouldn't be done no matter what VC tool one
> is using since there's just too much room for people
> stepping on each other.

With a good locking mechanism (and what's in cvs seems to be good enough) it 
should be no problem.


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