Currently we have a 'pullPluginFromSvn' task defined in build.gradle. The drawback with this is that the pulled plugin is defined as an SVN style repository (having a .svn folder).
With current migration from svn to git we should have it in such a way that the cloned plugin is a git style repository. The standard way to clone from a publicly available git repository (e.g. Github) is:
This would allow a developer not only to work on his local changes, but also commit the changes and share these with the community via the public Github fork and eventually via Pull Requests included into the project's repository.