Improve on version detection

Description

Spark detects its own version upon startup. It does so by looking at metadata of the packaged code. This does not work properly when running Spark from a development environment (as the code isn't packaged there), causing issues with plugins (plugins need to verify that they can run against the version of Spark that's being used).

Spark should obtain its version from something that's available earlier in the build process.

Environment

None
Fixed

Priority

Minor

Assignee

Guus der Kinderen

Reporter

Guus der Kinderen