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Ceylon runtime environment around bootstrapping and module isolation

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CEYLON RUNTIME

This project atm uses Maven for its build.
There are a few steps needed to be able to build and test the project.

1) We need to install Ceylon Language into our local Maven repository.

mvn install:install-file -Dfile=ceylon.language-0.1.car -DgroupId=ceylon.language -DartifactId=ceylon-language -Dversion=0.1 -Dpackaging=jar -DgeneratePom=true -DcreateChecksum=true

2) We need to checkout and build (mvn clean install) Ceylon Module Resolver project (CMR).

https://github.com/ceylon/ceylon-module-resolver

The CMR build version must match the one used in this project -- see root pom.xml.


The Runtime uses JBoss Modules to build modular runtime system.
Initially JBoss Modules uses out dist/ directory as its modules repository.
This includes modules we need on the "bootstrap":
 * Ceylon Language
 * Ceylon Module Resolver
 * Ceylon Runtime
 * JBoss Modules (as a module info, actual classes are part of system classpath)

 dist/ repository is built as part of the testsuite sub-project build.
 jars are copied from our Maven repository, while the module.xml information is static.

 This is the part that the user needs locally.
 To ease things, we create a zipped version of dist/ repository,
 and place it under <CEYLON_REPOSITORY>/ceylon-runtime-bootstrap/ceylon-runtime-bootstrap.zip
 In order to use this zipped module repository we need to use custom ModuleLoader - DistributionModuleLoader.
 (see ceylon.sh script for the actual usage)
 DistributionModuleLoader explodes (if not already present) this zipped repository at initialization,
 and places the exploded repository under <CEYLON_REPOSITORY>/ceylon-runtime-bootstrap/ceylon-runtime-bootstrap-exploded directory.
 You can force update with -Dforce.bootstrap.update=true system property flag.

 Afterwards Ceylon Runtime uses Ceylon Module Resolver to get its modules.
 By default we use ~/.ceylon/repo as local CMR repository, but different repositories can be mounted.
 (proper mounting API is wip)

 In order to run your Ceylon app / module, you need to first place it into ~/.ceylon/repo.
 Then you can use dist/bin/ceylon.sh to run the app / module.

 ceylon.sh expects module name and version as its only parameter.
 e.g. ./ceylon.sh hello/1.0.0 --> [full module name]/[version], where default version is 0.0.0 if left out

 (I think the version atm needs to be in the form x.y.z[.qualifier]).

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