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RE: Website development

From: Chris Chambers
Subject: RE: Website development
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 12:44:16 -0800

If you can't do different sandboxes for each developer, you won't be liking
concurrent source control systems. For shared resources, you need locking
version control (RCS or something).

Even with a shared "cvsdeveloper" account, you'd have issues with

I've been staring at this ugly fact for a while... if it's at all possible
to do the gruntwork required to create a sandbox for each developer, I'd
recommend going that route. Otherwise, I recommend a locking model.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: address@hidden [mailto:address@hidden Behalf Of
> Atkinson, Chip
> Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2001 12:08 PM
> To: 'address@hidden'
> Subject: Website development
> Greetings,
> I'm trying to set up CVS for a web development project and have come into
> what appears to be a minor problem and am looking for advice on
> the best way
> to fix the problem.
> We need to all work out of the same directory, which is where the
> web server
> works out of and we can't just set up multiple web servers
> because it's not
> just a regular Apache or IIS setup.
> When I check out the files for the web site they are "mine" even
> though they
> are in the common directory.  When a coworker makes changes and tries to
> commit the file, cvs needs my login and not my coworker's.  If I change
> CVS/Root to have my coworker's login, then he (or I as he) can commit the
> file in question.
> The solution to the problem that occurs to me is to give everyone the same
> login, but then that seems to get in the way of logging.  Every change is
> from somedevacct or whatever.
> Is there some other way that we can all use the same sandbox without
> resorting to a generic login?
> Here's the setup:
> CVS Server: Linux box
> CVS Clients: W-2K boxes using wincvs
> Thanks in advance,
> Chip
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