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Tony, Right, binary files. But with the edit -x the cure is worse that the disease. Why not limit the exclusive edits to binary files only? Best Regards, Jerzy ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tony Hoyle" <tmh at nodomain.org> Newsgroups: support.cvsnt To: <cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook> Sent: Saturday, October 02, 2004 12:21 Subject: [cvsnt] Re: Why edit -x? > Jerzy Kaczorowski wrote: > > Tony, > > > > In the recent versions there is a new option for edit command: > > -x Exclusive edit (Stop other users editing this file) > > > > That doesn't seem right. Is there a way to verride it? commit -f doesn't > > work and it probably should. > > No. I can't see myself using it but for some people it's essential. If > you could override it that would defeat the point - an admin can still > unedit it though. > > > It's totally against the main principle of CVS (namely concurency) and it > > will cause troubles given that with CVS people don't have any indication > > that the files are exclusively edited by someone else up until the last > > moment when it's too late. > > The same with -c if it's configured in the cvsrc... I'm aware of the > problems with exclusive edits and agree with you, but there are those > that won't work without them. Adding the option doesn't reduce the > concurrency for those that use it, it merely adds more options. > > I would always argue strongly the a concurrent development model is the > only truly productive one, but there are corner cases where exclusive > edits are necessary - eg. where the development tool uses binary files > rather than text files. > > Tony > _______________________________________________ > cvsnt mailing list > cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook > http://www.cvsnt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cvsnt https://www.march-hare.com/cvspro/en.asp#downcvs >