The Mylyn team is very pleased to announce today’s release of Mylyn 3.0 along with the Eclipse Ganymede release train. This occasion marks a big step in the evolution of the task-focused interface:
But the most amazing thing happening with Mylyn right now is the growing ecosystem of integrations. It’s great to see new language support, such as support for C/C++ via CDT’s Mylyn extensions. The Mylyn 2.0 release brought the task-focused interface to the very high usability bar set by the Eclipse Platform, and provided a first cut at APIs that enabled third parties to author connectors. The Mylyn 3.0 release brings us to the very high API quality bar set by the Eclipse Platform, by insulating integrators from framework internals, and providing APIs that will be binary compatible for the foreseeable future. We are still in the process of improving API documentation and tutorials, and the framework will continue to evolve as we consume the next round of integrator feedback. But Mylyn connectors will now be significantly more robust and easier to implement.
This is just the start of the Mylyn 3.0 release wave, as numerous integrations are in the process of porting to Mylyn 3.0. The reference implementations and connectors available from the Eclipse.org project are already ported (Bugzilla, Trac, JIRA, XPlanner, Web Templates, DLTK and Subversive), so if you use any of these you can update today. The following open source projects already have early access builds for Mylyn 3.0 available. Watch the Mylyn Extensions page for updates to the others.
Commercial products built on Mylyn are also in the process of being updated:
Enjoy the latest and greatest Mylyn release and stay tuned to this blog for an upcoming webcast on Mylyn 3.0. For now check out the New & Noteworthy, or if you’re an newcomer to task-focus programming, see the Mylyn 2.2 webcast.
About Mik Kersten
Dr. Mik Kersten is the CEO of Tasktop Technologies, creator of the Eclipse Mylyn open source project and inventor of the task-focused interface. At Tasktop, Mik sets the strategic direction of the company as well as drives many of Tasktop's key partnerships and key customers accounts. He created Mylyn and the task-focused interface during his PhD in Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. Mik has been an Eclipse committer since 2002, is a 3-time elected member of the Eclipse Board of Directors and serves on the Eclipse Architecture Council. Mik's thought leadership on task-focused collaboration and improving the software economy makes him a popular speaker at software conferences, and he was voted a JavaOne Rock Star speaker in 2008 and 2009.