POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.off-topic : GitHub discourages organization : Re: GitHub discourages organization Server Time
23 Oct 2021 23:40:46 EDT (-0400)
  Re: GitHub discourages organization  
From: Cousin Ricky
Date: 17 Aug 2021 18:17:53
Message: <611c3591$1@news.povray.org>
On 2021-08-17 4:52 PM (-4), clipka wrote:
> 
> As Git had originally been designed just to manage the source of the
> Linux kernel, support for sub-projects hadn't been part of the design
> goals.
> 
> However, Git seems to have since grown not just one, not two, but three
> ways of managing subprojects; see
> https://git.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/SubprojectSupport for some
> introduction.

Thanks, I did see that submodule support was added to Git at some
point--it looks like around 2007-08.  The wrapper feature looks like it
would meet my online needs, but I suppose submodules could work.

The problem is that GitHub does not appear to support any of these
capabilities.  All searches on GitHub wrappers yield only repositories
of wrappers tailored for specific software, having nothing to do with
Git.  Searches on submodules yields lots of user discussion about Git
commands, but no documentation from GitHub, and no indication that
submodules are even applicable to GitHub.  I do not need or want offline
Git capabilities; I already have my projects organized locally in
folders, and to bring in an SCM would be more effort that it's worth at
this time.  I want organization on GitHub, and even if I did reorganize
my local POV-Ray directory tree to use Git, I see no indication that
this organization could be uploaded intact.


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