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Mylar

 
Nathan Leniz
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My friend who is a software developer (so I somewhat trust his opinion on these matters) told me about a plugin for Eclipse called Mylar today.

Ripped from their site
Mylar 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. Once your tasks are integrated, Mylar monitors your work activity to identify information relevant to the task-at-hand, and uses this task context to focus the Eclipse UI on the interesting information, hide the uninteresting, and automatically find what's related.


Just wondering if any Ranchers are using this and how what their experiences are with it. I'm going to give it a ride myself. Here is the link if it interests anyone.
 
Ilja Preuss
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I'm using it on a big project (~1 MLOC), where it is quite helpful. Besides the point that it is sometimes a little bit slow, I find it to also be rather unintrusive.

The three features I use and like most:

- remembers open editors based on tasks -> when you switch tasks, you can continue a task in the state you stopped it.

- subtly helps you find the classes that are associated with your current task.

- bugzilla integration
 
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