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.
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…