On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 9:16 AM, Michael Catanzaro <mcatanzaro(a)gnome.org>
Maybe this is a GitHub-specific problem. If the submodule files are
present in the archive, then archive cannot be intended to be used
I searched and found many people were complaining about it a few years
I read a few references about Github considering to fix it, but AFAIK no
has been taken. I believe probably because it isn't a very popular
feature; they just don't
care to deal with it.
I haven't seen any posts that really sing it's praises; and more than a few
that detest it.
Personally, I think it's more trouble than it's worth, but if upstream
decides to use it
for what ever the reason, it's their project and I'll deal with it.