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Re: [PATCH] - Allow lock for non-admin users.


From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: [PATCH] - Allow lock for non-admin users.
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2003 14:04:50 -0500
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Eric Dumas wrote:

| address@hidden wrote:
|
|>> The current lock feature usable by admins, cvs admin -l and
|>> cvs admin -u, seems to not be available to end users - which
|>> makes sense when using CVS for product development. We are
|>> using CVS not only for application development, but as well
|>> for documents and this require to have people being able
|>> to lock their documents.
|>
|>
|> The CVS watch and edit commands may be a better solution:
|>
|>     <http://www.cvshome.org/docs/manual/cvs-1.11.7/cvs_10.html#SEC89>
|
|
|
| We looked at it in the begining, but watch/edit was not the
| simpler technique to deploy. This patch has been used for the
| last 5 months and seems to make happy their users.


I agree with Larry that the CVS watch and edit commands might be a
better solution, but 1.12.2 also already has the ability to enable any
of the CVS admin commands for users outside the cvsadmin group via a
CVSROOT/config option:

~    <http://www.cvshome.org/docs/manual/cvs-1.12.2/cvs_18.html#IDX290>

Derek

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