General tidying of Gradle scripts

Description

The Gradle scripts have grown fairly complicated over time as things are just layered over previous layers over previous layers over ...

Also we have quite a few work-arounds related to thing that have been resolved in Gradle over the intervening years.

Ideally look at a clean-room approach here

This is tentatively scheduled for Beta1


Here is a list of duscussions I have started on the Gradle forums related to this issue and trying to re-work aspects of the scipts:

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Steve Ebersole

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Steve Ebersole

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