[riot-devel] Git submodule in RIOT-OS/applications

Martine Lenders mail at martine-lenders.eu
Wed Sep 26 10:08:11 CEST 2018

Hi Jose,

while I agree that this would be easier for new users, I don't see how this
would help with applications being in a working state.

First of all, continuous integration is missing for those applications
anyways (IMHO we should change that), so a working state isn't guaranteed
in the first place. A submodule wouldn't help with that.

Second, if any problem arises with the application, we would be "stuck" on
that release (or would have to have hotfixes backported into the release,
specifically tailored to the application). So I'd rather would like to have
it synced with current master but included into the continous integration.


Am Mi., 26. Sep. 2018 um 09:47 Uhr schrieb Jose <jose.alamos at haw-hamburg.de

> Hello RIOT developers,
> Does it make sense to provide a RIOT (git submodule) folder in the
> RIOT-OS/applications, pointing to the latest RIOT release?
> I can see some reasons:
> - Applications will always be in a working state
> - Might be easier for new users to clone and use
> We would require to update the submodule at the end of a Release.
> Any comments?
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