[cvsnt] Repo/Module setup suggestions and how to use CVS for webdevelopment question?

Samuel Neff srnlists at speakeasy.net
Fri May 9 18:49:24 BST 2003

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Thanks for the clarification.  Coming from a VSS/StarTeam background, I'd
actually prefer to always use locking.. but it's really just an adjument in
mindset I have to do..

Sorry about responding privately, I didn't even realize I had.  Most lists
I've used you just hit reply and it goes to the list... strange.  :(

Best regarsd,


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bo Berglund [mailto:bo.berglund at telia.com]
> Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 12:13 PM
> To: 'Samuel Neff'
> Cc: 'CVS-NT List'
> Subject: RE: [cvsnt] Repo/Module setup suggestions and how to use CVS
> for webdevelopment question?
> Re: binary files
> CVS recognizes a file as being binary if it is added with the binary flag.
> After this it will not try to merge. But this leads to the result that if
> there are two developers who have say revision 1.12 of this file
> checked out
> and both modify it in different ways then the first developer to check in
> his
> file will "win", his will be the file in the repository, now at revision
> 1.13
> Now the second developer wants to commit, but CVS won't let him
> because his
> local file is not up to date (you can only commit if you commit from the
> latest revision on the server). So now he must first update his sandbox.
> And this replaces his 1.12 edited file with the 1.13 file from the
> repository.
> So now his edits are no longer committable, thus lost....
> To prevent this from happening you can use reserved edits which
> is a kind of
> locking mechanism that will tell the second developer already
> when he starts
> his editing that the file is being edited by another developer.
> And please don't reply to me in private, the replies should go to
> the list.
> This list will need a "reply all" in order to get the message to the
> list....
> /Bo

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