[rspec-users] rspec + github == !submodules

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 07:11:54 EDT 2008

On Apr 17, 2008, at 5:20 AM, Jonathan Leighton  
<j at jonathanleighton.com> wrote:

> Hi David,
> Is there any chance you could elaborate on the problems please, so  
> that
> other projects can make an informed decision whether to use submodules
> or not?

There is always a chance :)

I'll be at a computer slightly bigger than my phone in a little while  
and will follow up.

> Cheers,
> Jon
> On Wed, 2008-04-16 at 22:39 -0400, David Chelimsky wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> We ran into some problems last night with the repos up at github. We
>> initially thought it was a git-submodules bug. We learned that it was
>> something else, but in the process of trying to find the source of  
>> the
>> bug, we learned a few things about git-submodules and have decided
>> that it creates an unfortunate set of complications and dependencies
>> for a development effort like ours.
>> To that end, we have simplified. No more submodules. To update, do  
>> the
>> following:
>> cd rspec-dev
>> git pull
>> rake git:update
>> See http://github.com/dchelimsky/rspec-dev/wikis/contributingpatches
>> for more info.
>> Cheers,
>> David

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