We're currently distributing the binaries of native/JNI libraries
separately from their respective Java classes/jars. With the
introduction of Maven, Maven is going to be responsible for the
availability of the jars so we need to decide how to handle the
respective native binaries.
Do we want to package these together i.e. have the native/JNI library
binaries packaged into the respective jars as resources? Since there
are multiple supported operating systems, a jar will end up containing
all OS-specific binaries of a respective JNI library.
Otherwise, I could try to figure out whether it's possible to preserve
the status quo but I'm not very hopeful on that subject right now.