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From Andrew Grieve <>
Subject Re: Use git sub-modules for the copies of cordova-* within CLI?
Date Tue, 30 Apr 2013 12:08:01 GMT
Actually... Now I think I'm remembering that there was talk about not
including these at all... Was that right? We were going to package them up
as separate npm targets, or have CLI be able to download them on demand as
zip files?

On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 10:28 PM, Andrew Grieve <>wrote:

> Right now we have a copy / paste of the entire cordova-ios,
> cordova-android, cordova-blackberry directories within cordova-cli/lib. I'm
> wondering if we should change these to be submodules.
> Git submodules often don't work well because they don't automatically
> track branches. In this case though, I think they do exactly what we'd want
> them to - to point to a specific commit hash.
> Advantages:
> 1. cordova-cli currently takes a while to clone since its index is so big.
> Using submodules would mean the index would stop growing so much (not sure
> if we can purge the currently copies from index).
> 2. It would be clear that the copies within CLI do not have any
> modifications
> 3. Would be easier to update them for each release

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