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From Ben Laurie <...@gonzo.ben.algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: CVS 1.7
Date Sat, 27 Jan 1996 14:22:56 GMT
> 
> >>>>> "Ben" == Ben Laurie <ben@gonzo.ben.algroup.co.uk> writes:
> 
> >> With 1.7 (and not 1.6), you may indicate that you wanna watch some
> >> files. If someone wants to edit these files, you get a mail telling
> >> you that this user is going to modify the files you're interested
> >> in. This may help in preventing conflicts when two people begin to
> >> make huge modifications on the same part of the code at the same
> >> time.
> 
> Ben> Do you mean "when somebody has edited these files you get a mail
> Ben> telling you that this user has modified the files..."? Unless CVS
> Ben> has changed a lot from to 1.7 there is no requirement (or even
> Ben> method) to indicate an intention to edit a particular file.
> 
> No, I really mean before. The method is:
> 
>   - the "maintainer" sets the watch capability on the files using
>     "cvs watch on"
>   - people interested in watching some files use "cvs watch add <files>"
>   - now, copies of files being watched are extracted read-only
>   - whenever a developper wants to edit these files, he uses
>     "cvs edit <files>" to make them read-write. It sends a mail to
>     people watching these files
>   - read-only mode is restored when the developper commit his changes
>     ("cvs commit <files>") or undo them ("cvs unedit <files>")

Oh, OK, cool. I'm not sure I'd be keen on its widespread use for Apache, but
definitely a useful feature.

> 
> All this should be in the CVS manual.

Well, it isn't in the 1.6 manual, of course, and I don't have 1.7 yet...

Cheers,

Ben.

> 
>  Sam
> --
> "La cervelle des petits enfants, ca doit avoir comme un petit gout de noisette"
>                                                        Charles Baudelaire
> 

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