[cvsnt] Problem with Checkout Read Only

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Fri Jan 17 17:21:36 GMT 2003

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On Fri, 17 Jan 2003 17:57:34 +0100, "Edwin Gijsbregts"
<edwin.gijsbregts at ubench.com> wrote:

>Then, after I edit one of the files and commit it, the file has a new
>revision number AND then it becomes read-only !
>When I then want to edit the file I choose "reserved edit". Another
>developer tries to access the same file, with "reserved edit" but the file
>appears locked to him. But when he chooses "Edit" (thus not reserved") he
>can still access and edit the file. Is this normal ? What is the use of the
>locking then.
cvs doesn't enforce anything.  If the developer wants to override the
edit they are perfectly free to...  that's a policy issue not a cvs

Really if you want reserved edits cvs is not the best tool.  It is
designed for cooperative development and works very well with that.
The implementation of edits (edit -c etc.) is really there for files
that really can't be cooperatively edited, like pdf files etc.


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