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Can I stop another developer from changing a file?


Eddie Breeveld (6112230) | asked Jan 10 '14, 11:02 a.m.
edited Oct 10 '17, 1:49 p.m. by David Lafreniere (4.5k7)

In RTC 4.0.4 I can lock a file to prevent other users from editing the same file.  The documentation says that a "A resource that you have locked is displayed as an incoming pending change to other users." Unfortunately the Pending Changes window doesn't show anything for other users after I lock a file.

We can all however see the lock icon in Project Explorer, but a there is nothing to stop others from editing the file or even checking in changes to the file.  Is there a better way of preventing other users from editing a file?

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David Lafreniere (4.5k7) | answered Oct 10 '17, 1:49 p.m.
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This request has been made possible by the delivery of the 'Pessimistic Locking' feature in RTC 5.0.2.

Note: There are some limitations if editing files outside of the RTC rich clients.


For more information on this feature see:

New & Noteworthy: https://jazz.net/downloads/rational-team-concert/releases/5.0.2?p=news#pessimisticLocking

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pVwY3ByYnQ

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Dr. Hans-Joachim Pross (1.1k4258) | answered Jan 10 '14, 11:37 a.m.
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edited Oct 10 '17, 1:46 p.m. by David Lafreniere (4.5k7)

What you are looking for is an pessimistic locking which is not available in Team Concert (prior to RTC 5.0.2)

To be correct, a lock does not prevent others from editing but just from delivering the changes to a locked stream.

You might look and vote for that work item...


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Eddie Breeveld commented Jan 14 '14, 7:52 a.m.

Thanks.  I can see the work item, but how do I vote for it?


Dr. Hans-Joachim Pross commented Jan 14 '14, 8:11 a.m.
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You should be able to leave a comment - see at the bottom of the page.


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Eddie Breeveld (6112230) | answered Jan 14 '14, 7:53 a.m.
edited Oct 10 '17, 1:46 p.m. by David Lafreniere (4.5k7)

No it is not possible (prior to RTC 5.0.2)


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Dr. Hans-Joachim Pross commented Jan 14 '14, 8:11 a.m.
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What is not possible?


Eddie Breeveld commented Jan 14 '14, 8:26 a.m.

Sorry, this is the answer to my question in the title "Can I stop another developer from changing a file?".

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