The Magento 2 dev docs make reference to a Component Manager -- but it's pretty confusing what the component manager is supposed to be. Is this a tech demo, or is this something that end-users are actually supposed to use? If the later, how?
The installation instructions are a little bizarre -- they recommend you clone a GitHub repository and then copy part of that repository into your Magento installation. This GitHub repository is also bizarre in that is has a root level
composer.json that includes the meta package (good), but then in the
update folder where the application lives there's a second composer.json, and a committed
vendor source tree (weird).
As an "outside the company" Magento 2 developer, I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do with this. Is this a tech demo? Something that ships with some version of Magento 2 (EE? The downloadable package? Something else?) and provided so developers can have a version to test against?
Is there documentation on how to use the component manager?
What the component manager actually doing behind the scenes?
Is this something that's marketplace related?
Specifics are great, but even a general overview from someone who's been paying more attention to this would be appreciated.