ant 1.5 or better must be installed
ANT_HOME enviromnent variable must be set
MAVEN_HOME enviromnent variable must be set.
(this is where maven will be built to. NOT the cvs download dir)
From the cvs maven directory, run:
ant -f build-bootstrap.xml
This will build maven to its installation dir (%MAVEN_HOME%).
To be able to use maven, you must add ANT_HOME and MAVEN_HOME to the PATH.
To build the documentation:
there is currently a problem compiling all the plugin docs due to an OutOfMemoryError.
as a workaround, make the following change to MAVEN_HOME/bin/maven.bat