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Switching to another VSTGUI submodule or branch

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Sometimes it is necessary to switch to another VSTGUI submodule or branch for testing purposes. This tutorial explains how to do that.

Switching to another submodule

Navigate to your local VST 3 SDK checkout, and execute the following command on the command line to switch the submodule:

git submodule set-url vstgui4 /path/to/vstgui/
git submodule sync
git submodule update --init --recursive --remote vstgui4

The path /path/to/vstgui/ should point to a valid VSTGUI repository. Be aware that the set-urlcommand changes the .gitmodules file.

Also use / as a delimiter on Windows for local paths, e.g. C:/path/to/vstgui/

Switching to another branch

Switch to any other branch by navigating to the VSTGUI submodule, and execute git checkout.

git checkout my_branch