"Knock Knock" "Who's there?" Silence for 5 seconds "Java."But let's try. First of all, Mylyn is an excellent tool to keep all your bugs in one place, which is very useful for me, as I very often jump between projects and need to switch between different areas quite fast:
— Kieran Palmer (@spiderdj96) November 18, 2012
|Mylyn Task list - bugs from different sources in one place|
Can you include a "description.txt" file (or similar) that describes how to rebuild them, in case it is required in the future?
The context is just one click-away - the only thing you need is to activate your task by clicking the ball next to it:
|An active task, a task without context, and an inactive task with recorded context.|
Have you noticed which files are presented in the 'Package Explorer' view? Yes, that's those I really need! No clutter, no list scrolling! One click and you're back to task that you've left a week ago!
But even that's not all. If you have Continuous Integration running on Jenkins/Hudson, you may connect your Eclipse to it, and get this lovely view of your jobs:
|Builds view. Notifications included. No more page refreshing.|
|Jenkins/Hudson build test result loaded into Eclipse.|
Of course - this is just a small part of Mylyn functionality, this is just what appeals to me most in my daily work. But managers will be happy, too, with all the project-tracking functionality, integrated via OSLC, and really powerful tools (out of scope for this blog).
Quick instructions how to install Mylyn in Fedora (packaged by me):
sudo yum install eclipse-mylynPretty simple - and really worth to try out!