Using submodules for third_party/

Jeremy Allison jra at
Mon Dec 8 13:25:08 MST 2014

On Mon, Dec 08, 2014 at 04:35:13PM +0100, Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
> 'git remote update' / 'git fetch' would need to do that,
> within a bare repository.
> But I'm not sure how that could work, it would need to look
> at every commit object and check for possible submodules.
> And I'm not sure how the fetches objects will be referenced
> so that git gc --prune won't remove them.
> Implementing this within git itself would be possible,
> but I'm not sure it's easy to do...

If you can articulate exactly what changes
you need, I can put you in touch directly
with the git maintainer.

He can opine on whether this is something
they want to support in git or not.



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