[Bug 115747] Can't edit file on samba shares

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Mon Jan 28 18:56:56 UTC 2019

On 28/01/19 07:55, Kaganski Mike wrote:
> Hi Thorsten!
> On 28.01.2019 5:32, Thorsten Behrens wrote:
>> Kaganski Mike wrote:
>>> My vision of this would me that if inability to create lockfiles
>>> needs to be handled specially at all, then at maximum a warning
>>> infobar telling that "no lockfile was created, so clashes are
>>> possible" could be shown, but not limiting user's ability to work
>>> (because technically nothing prevents users).
>> That appears backwards to me. My take is, software should always go
>> the safe path by default, and offer the dangerous one only after
>> explicit consent. So with the infobar idea, that would mean open
>> read-only, but perhaps provide the option to switch to edit mode while
>> keeping the filename?
> Well - that'd be OK IMO :-)
Maybe with a follow-up warning on saving "you are about to save a file
someone else may have open. Either you or they could lose their changes".


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