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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [classlib] String is special
Date Thu, 20 Apr 2006 21:45:23 GMT
Etienne Gagnon wrote:
> Hi Tim,
> 
> I have an objection.
> 
> Locking has nothing to do with "commit control".  Allowing for svn
> locking functionality is opening a can of worms.  What if somebody
> aquires a lock and loses network connectivity for a week (because of a
> Hurricane, because he forgot and went on vacation, etc.)?  The whole svn
> philosophy is to allow for parrallel development, instead of the
> serialized development imposed by locking based repositories (Visual
> Source Safe, RCS, etc).
> 
> I would sugget, instead, to put a BIG WARNING at the top of String.java,
> indicating that any change must first be approved on harmony-dev@.  I
> think that this would accomplish your goal in a more appropriate manner.
> 
> Etienne
> 
> Tim Ellison wrote:
>> To ensure that all committers can continue to update String, but that
>> they do so 'knowingly' (i.e. after considering the consequences) I'd
>> like to impose a 'positive action' pre-commit step by setting the
>> "svn:needs-lock" property on String.java.
>> ... 
>> If there are no objections I'll go ahead and do this.

I'm with Etienne here, *big* -1 on locking.

-- 
Stefano.


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