HEADS-UP: haddock.git to be turned into submodule soon (was: HEADS-UP: new server-side validation git hook for submodule updates & call-for-help)

Herbert Valerio Riedel hvriedel at gmail.com
Thu Mar 20 08:53:32 UTC 2014

Hello *

On 2014-03-18 at 11:58:36 +0100, Herbert Valerio Riedel wrote:


> The next steps, however, include taking care of the client-side work-flow
> for working with a fully "submoduled" ghc.git setup. 


After having discussed this with the current Haddock maintainers
(i.e. Simon and Mateusz) who are volunteering to help ironing out the
Git workflow with submodules by having haddock.git turned into one, I
plan to convert utils/haddock into a proper submodule by the end of this
weekend (i.e. 2014-03-22/23).

This will allow us to gain experience with submodules for a single
submodule while only very few developers are actively affected (as only
few developers currently push directly to haddock.git these days) and
write up Git-workflow-with-submodules documentation somewhere at


Details will follow when the conversion of haddock.git is actually


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