Mylyn: Integrated task management in eclipse

Maybe some of you have heard about the Mylar project? It has been renamed in Mylyn some time ago. But what is Mylyn:

Mylyn is a task-focused UI for Eclipse that reduces information overload and makes multi-tasking easy. It does this by making tasks a first class part of Eclipse, and integrating rich and offline editing for repositories such as Bugzilla, Trac, and JIRA.

(wikipedia)

I have used Mylyn with eclipse for some time now and I have to say: It’s great. I don’t use he bugzilla, trac, jira integration, because at work they don’t have a bug tracking software. But even using the local task concept of Mylyn allows me to switch between potions of work without having to rethink which resource I have to open.
Having the computer saving the context of a given piece of work is a real advantage.
A bugfix 3 month ago didn’t do the job? Activate the Mylyn task of the bugfix and you see what you were working on…

IBM developerWorks has a first part of a tutorial which might be of interest for people looking forward to learn more about this…

Source: Lwn.net

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