Issue 93728

Summary: File already in-use Notification - Multi-user environments / network file access
Product: General Reporter: smartdroid <tom>
Component: uiAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: UNCONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: elish, issues
Version: OOo 3.0 RC1Keywords: needhelp
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Windows XP   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

Description smartdroid 2008-09-10 18:43:00 UTC
In all applications if not at least Calc and Writer.

When accessing a file form a server location (Windows Server 2003 Standard 
Edition w/ SP2) or even local file, the software does not notify you that the 
file is already in use - thus being able to give the option of Open in Read-
Only Mode, Notify when file is Available, or just Cancel the file open request. 
Instead in OOo 3.0 RC1 the file opens regardless of use state in normal mode. 
In version 2.4.1 the file opened default as read only if it was already in use, 
this was not very useful either in that the only way you knew the file was open 
by another user was by looking at the Title Bar - to see FileName.doc - (Read 
Only) -or- trying to save the document and being notified to name it.

I need OOo to check to see if the file is in use and give me options as of what 
to do like Open in Read-Only Mode, Notify when file is Available, or just 
Cancel the file open request. Also other software will tell you what user is 
accessing the file, that would be very helpful as well. 

I have listed PC - Windows XP - but this probably pertains to all platforms and 
all OS's.

I think this is similar to the issue listed at 
http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=18730
Comment 1 smartdroid 2008-09-10 18:55:11 UTC
When you try to save a file that is in use already by another user you will 
recieve the following errors----

Error saving document Document-Name:
Access to z:\location\document.name.xls was declined

You have to press OK twice then the error:

Error saving document Document-Name:
General Error.
General Input/Output error.
Comment 2 thorsten.martens 2008-09-11 09:12:53 UTC
Not a defect ! Might be a wish for an enhancement. General Input/Output Error is
not reproducible in a OOo300m5 !

TM->requirements: please have a look.