[cvsnt-dev] Re: Suggestion for CVS edit

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Sat Jun 26 00:32:59 BST 2004

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Julian Brierley wrote:

> My experimental code, which is a hack of a recent snapshot of 
> CVSNT_2_0_x, seems to show such an approach is feasible although there 
> are many scenarios still to test.
> Does anyone have any views on the desirability of such a change? Have I 
> overlooked something? Are there any better approaches?
Did you ever get anywhere with this?

The biggest problem is that the clients expect the edit information to be 
global.  Edit -c also is a simple check to see if 'editors' returns any 
output... it'd have to be much more complex for tag/branch support.

It'd probably be best to junk the existing fileattr format and start again 
with a new one (it has other problems eg. you can't edit a file with '+' in 
the filename).  As long as the client/server communication is compatible then 
that shouldn't cause any problems.


Te audire no possum. Musa sapientum fixa est in aure.

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