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Re: Multiple developers in one work area

From: Pascal J. Bourguignon
Subject: Re: Multiple developers in one work area
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000 20:05:55 +0100 (CET)

I think that  it would be better  to use RCS in that  case. By default
CVS does  not require  a lock to  modify a file,  therefore developers
would be able to do changes to the same file and some work by be lost.

With RCS, by default, you have to do a check-out to be able to work on
a file.

With CVS, you can put locks on files too, but it's not the natural way.

In  any  case, beware  of  doing  tests  using "sources"  files  being
edited. While I edit a file, I  save it often, and most often, it's on
the disk in  a non-compilable (non-usable) state. To  do your tests in
your environment, all your developers should stop edit all their files
at the same time, and will be blocked while you do the test.

That's why, even  in your case, it would probably  better to give each
developer a separate "editing"  directory, using CVS normaly, and have
one more directory for the test environment where you'll be able to do
checkouts or updates at any time in a controled way.

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