Reinoud Zandijk <reinoud%NetBSD.org@localhost> writes: > See f.e. https://github.com/ucb-bar/riscv-tools > >> If so I'd like to understand what it is you are calling a "sub-branch", >> as I'm not sure what that is. > > There are various links there to various points in other repositories; those > are the types i talked about. These points could be considered vendor branch > imports but they are set to specific commit points to ensure that despite > further enhancements on each of the brances this checkout contains a working > set. Assuming git, we could certainly decide not to use submodules. The fact that submodules have issues is not a reason not to use git, just to avoid submodules. It's relatively straighforward to do do vendor imports to a branch disconnected from master and then to do a subtree merge to place it at the right point. For example, in a private repo I have 'vendor/netbsd' with a snapshot of netbsd, and then have subtree merged it to master:netbsd, so that it shows up under the netbsd directory in the top-level checkout. Of course, this would be something like vendor/postfix and then mapped into src/external/ibm-public/postfix/dist/. It's unclear to me how the conversion tools deal with these vendor imports to points below the root. It seems that the best thing would be to map them to vendor/foo branches with subtree merges.
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