Subversion is great and has many features, but sometimes (specially when merges can be complicated) you might want to switch to working as you did in Visual Sourcesafe where you were the only one that could modify certain file until you check out.
A very common question I get is "I just want to work with subversion as I did with Sourcesafe!! How can I do it?"
One way to do that is to use SVN Locking.
Tortoise provides a great way to do that: see this page.
Figure 1: This is the dialog you get in tortoise with you right click a file and select GetLock
Figure 2: To check who has a lock on a file you right click and select Check for modifications
MS VSS (Visual SourceSafe) is not really my preferred Source Control
sometimes in your company
that is what is available and you need to used it to have
at least some
versioning of the code.
But haven't you had a situation where last week everything worked and
everything is broken.
And now is up to you to determine what went
wrong? I have it all the time.
VSS have some search tools but I really do not enjoy using them.
Project Site provides an excellent tool called
Do take a look at it, it makes it more easy to track changes. :)
I felt so stupid today. Because when for a couple of months,
every now and then, when someone asked me for a copy of the source code
I just made a copy of my src directory and then searched for the .svn* folder
and then I erased them,
until by mistake i found the EXPORT
I use SmartSVN and I was creating a new project
and then the light came to me :S
Well if it happens to you just remember there is a
command. This will get the code from the repository without all the nasty files.