Hmm, I just assumed I should use subtree because pretty much every single
thing I've ever read that references them says that subtree
is preferable to submodules in nearly every way. Are submodules better in
this case for some reason?


On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 2:29 PM, Gergely Polonkai <gerg...@polonkai.eu>wrote:

> If you are familiar with symlinks under Linux, you can think of submodules
> as such. You add a reference to another git repository, check it out to a
> subdirectory, and you are done. The Git book has a chapter on it:
>
> http://git-scm.com/book/en/Git-Tools-Submodules
>
>
> On 27 February 2013 23:21, Ben McCann <benjamin.j.mcc...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Anyone have any experience using subtree?
>>
>> Thanks!
>> -Ben
>>
>>
>> On Monday, February 25, 2013 8:21:50 PM UTC-8, Ben McCann wrote:
>>>
>>> I'm fairly new to git and am trying to determine if git subtree would be
>>> helpful for managing our company's codebase, which has several repos some
>>> of which depend on each other. All the examples I've seen make sense to me
>>> as a one-time operation to merge separate repos into one monolithic one or
>>> to split one monolithic repo into separate repos. I'm having a harder time
>>> understanding how this fits into a larger picture and what the workflow for
>>> working with subtree would be.
>>>
>>> If I have a bunch of repos on GitHub and some depend on each other, how
>>> would I set them up to work with subtree? Would GitHub continue to host
>>> them as is, host a merged monolithic repo, or host both a monolithic repo
>>> and the splitted out repo? The exact answer probably varies, but I imagine
>>> there's basic workflow that would satisfy 80% of users.  If I have GitHub
>>> host both monolithic and splitted out repos, it seems unclear as to how I
>>> keep those repos in sync and make sure all the developers in our company
>>> push their changes to both repos.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Ben
>>>
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