On Tue, Jan 07, 2014 at 10:15:25AM -0800, Junio C Hamano wrote: > submodule: respect requested branch on all clones > > The previous code only checked out the requested branch in cmd_add > but not in cmd_update; this left the user on a detached HEAD after > an update initially cloned, and subsequent updates using rebase or > merge mode will kept the HEAD detached, unless the user moved to the > desired branch himself. > > Move the branch-checkout logic into module_clone, where it can be > shared by cmd_add and cmd_update. Also update the initial checkout > command to use 'rebase' to preserve branches setup during > module_clone. This way, unless the user explicitly asks to work on > a detached HEAD, subsequent updates all happen on the specified > branch, which matches the end-user expectation much better.
This looks reasonable to me, but there are still changes I'd like to make for a v3 (e.g. using submodule.<name>.update to trigger local branch checkout). However, I'm currently leaning towards a new 'git submodule checkout' command with explicit preferred local submodule branches (see ). Maybe this should all wait until Jens rolls out his update implementation ? > Having writing all the above and then looking at the patch again, it > is not immediately obvious to me where you use "rebase" when doing > the initial checkout, though. It's used to shift the local branch reference from from the (arbitrary) cloned remote branch tip to the explicit submodule $sha1. Otherwise the default method for that operation is a HEAD-detaching 'checkout'. I tried to explain it here . > "W. Trevor King" <wk...@tremily.us> writes: > > The current Documentation/git-submodule.txt has: > > > > update:: > > Update the registered submodules, i.e. clone missing submodules > > and checkout the commit specified in the index of the containing > > repository. This will make the submodules HEAD be detached unless > > `--rebase` or `--merge` is specified or the key > > `submodule.$name.update` is set to `rebase`, `merge` or `none`. > > Side note but doesn't Francesco's "'checkout' is a valid update mode" > need to update this part of the documentation as well? That would be nice. I don't think his patch changes the docs, and I don't know if mentioning the --checkout option belongs in that patch as well, or in a separate fixup ;). Cheers, Trevor : http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/240097 : http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/240117 : http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/239953 -- This email may be signed or encrypted with GnuPG (http://www.gnupg.org). For more information, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretty_Good_Privacy
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