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#1 fwalker



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Posted 26 September 2019 - 01:34 PM

I know that locking files across streams was a feature request being considered in 2017. Has there been any progress on this? Any news on when this feature will become a reality?

#2 Sambwise


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Posted 27 September 2019 - 02:11 PM

By "locking files across streams" you mean having a single linear file history across multiple streams (with exclusive editing) to prevent any merges from happening, right?  That's been possible for a while via the import+ path.

If you actually had multiple branched variants, locking them all simultaneously wouldn't help you any unless you also atomically propagated every edit across all the variants as soon as it was submitted.  And at that point, it's no different from having a single depot file that's shared across all the streams, which is what import gives you, and import+ gives you the convenience (and drawbacks) of being able to edit it from the context of any child stream.

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