[Kde-scm-interest] Package splitting

Thomas Zander zander at kde.org
Wed Jan 27 09:49:15 CET 2010

On Wednesday 27. January 2010 08.30.59 Thiago Macieira wrote:
> When developing, however, just detach the submodule. Go into it, checkout 
> master or 4.3 or whatever and work on it. Sure, a "git status" in the 
> supermodule will produce "modified" for each directory where you've been 
> working, but why are you in the supermodule in the first place?
> If we do this, there will be nothing in the supermodule but information to 
> download the sub-repositories and to build.

That would become very confusing to a lot of people, especially the 'its 
modified in dir A, not in dir B' part. I'd rather avoid having submodules as 
they really are a PITA to work with.

Thomas Zander

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