Simplified Bootstrapping for Athena Builds
Nick Boldt has simplified the self-bootstrapping process for Athena builds.
The infrastructure is already in place for developers wishing to perform an Athena build on build.eclipse.org. However, if you want to use a different version of basebuilder, common.releng, or a different Hudson instance, you must first bootstrap your build in its workspace.
With this update, developers can tell their build.xml to bootstrap itself, and it will fetch the necessary projects. In addition, you can specify which version of basebuilder or common.releng to use, rather than it automatically selecting the defaults. Please see Boldt's blog for more information.