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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.41][serialization] MSVC 9 crashes on compilation
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-16 09:48:48

On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 9:39 AM, Vladimir Prus
<vladimir_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Beman Dawes wrote:
>> On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 8:11 PM, Robert Ramey <ramey_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> Note that SVN permits one to "lock" the branch for commits.  This might
>>> be useful during "critical" periods to catch these kinds of errors.
>> As an experiment, I've locked branches/release while I build a new
>> release candidate.
>> One problem: It took just one minute shy of two hours to apply the
>> lock. That's no fun.
> Wow. Presumably lock of entire branch is not the primary use case for
> 'svn lock'. You can actually do:
>        svn cp ^/branches/release ^/branches/1_41_0_final
>          svn sw ^/branches/1_41_0_final
> as the first step in release preparation. That's likely
> to be much faster.

Interesting. But it is a bit more complex than that due to the need to
do separate Unix line ending and Windows line ending exports. I'll
explore further.

> (The ^ syntax works only if you're in a working copy).

I'm only beginning to wrap my mind around the ^ syntax. It seems quite useful.

>> Presumably it will take another two hours to
>> unlock it. As an aside, I wonder how long the equivalent operation
>> would have taken with Git?
> Well, given that git does not have locks, it's a trick question. You
> can write a hook to disable commits to a specific branch, and install
> that hook in no time -- but you can do the same in subversion (or use
> path-based authorization). In both cases, you need direct access to server.



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