Re: Getting Maven Into Main - What Next?
* Paul Cager:
> Now that we are making progress with packaging Maven's
> Build-Dependencies, I'm beginning to wonder what happens next. I've
> noticed from the JavaCC packaging that it seems to be all right to
> include a "bootstrap jar" in the upstream source. Is this right? I guess
> to be valid:
> * When building the package a new Jar must be built (from source)
> that could replace the bootstrap Jar.
This is a bit tricky. Theoretically, you are supposed to bootstrap
from an installed version (IOW, a self-depdency). However, several
packages (Ocaml, for instance) bootstrap from blobs. In case of
source code generators, it's also common to ship the processed source