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I inherited a large Eclipse plugin codebase, but I'm pretty new to
Eclipse plugin development.
I happened to notice that one of the subprojects had a few jars just
dumped into a "lib" folder, and those jars are referenced from the
.classpath, build.properties, and META-INF/MANIFEST.MF file. This
subproject also has several bundles that it depends on.
I wondered why these artifacts weren't just specified as Maven
artifacts. I asked about this odd convention on the IRC #eclipse
channel, and someone said that Tycho can't handle BOTH p2 and Maven
artifacts. I took him at his word, but I need to get more information
about this. I'm working with someone else who believes this shouldn't
be a problem, so I need to find some proof for this statement.