Thanks for the pointers Thomas - appreciate it :)

On Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 3:29:54 PM UTC+1, Thomas Ferris Nicolaisen 
> On Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 10:11:43 AM UTC+2, Sarah Frawley wrote:
>> Hi there
>> I am a design automation engineer supporting 200+ designers who use git 
>> for hardware design.  We also use the submodule feature where we can have 
>> quite complex hierarchy’s with 10+ layers.  We have experience issues with 
>> re-use of design projects was we move from one project derivative to 
>> another due to the complexity of the hierarchy along with lack of 
>> discipline (using absolute paths in .gitmodule files). To enforce more 
>> discipline I am currently working on a pre-commit hook to check the 
>> integrity of .gitmodule files.  I would be interested in seeing how other 
>> users in the community find submodules for large scale projects and if 
>> there are any best known methods for using them.
> I think submodules are still considered advanced for many of the users on 
> this list, and many downright avoid them.
> You may be able to gather some more feedback from sharing your plans and 
> ideas with the Git development mailing list [1], as at least it is 
> frequented by the submodule developers. 
> I would also recommend investing a good few hours in trawling Google for 
> "real" deep articles on experiences and recommendations on using 
> submodules, as I know they are out there, but unfortunately buried in a mix 
> of articles about "submodules for newbies" and "submodules sucks".
> [1] 

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