[KyOSS Discuss] Git Submodules Question...

Deven Phillips deven.phillips at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 16:30:48 EDT 2015

Can't be any worse than the pain of manually downloading 25 different
modules separately from GitHub, then trying to script the compilation of
said modules in the correct order to get the interdependencies correct.


On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 4:26 PM, Eric Lathrop <eric at ericlathrop.com> wrote:

> Submodules just lead to pain.
> On March 18, 2015 4:23:22 PM EDT, Deven Phillips <deven.phillips at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Seeing as how you guys are the closest thing I know of to "git experts",
>> I wanted to ask you some questions about submodules.
>> I've been contributing some code to the Vert.x project and their build
>> process is horrendous and disorganized. I am hoping to clean it up by
>> creating a "parent" git repo which adds all of their other modules as git
>> submodules which can be built with a single maven command. Here's my
>> problem:
>> It appears that when you create a submodule it doesn't point to the HEAD
>> of a branch, but to a particular commit... Is there a way to get a
>> submodule to always pull the latest HEAD revision?
>> Thanks in advance for any assistance!!!
>> Deven
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