Tasktop Technologies, maker of Eclipse Mylyn and the provider of task management solutions for application lifecycle management (ALM), has announced Tasktop Pro 1.6.
, maker of Eclipse Mylyn
and the provider of task management solutions for application lifecycle management (ALM), has announced Tasktop Pro 1.6.
Tasktop Pro 1.6 builds on Mylyn 3.3, the latest version of the ALM integration suite for the Eclipse IDE.
Mik Kersten, creator of Mylyn and CEO of Tasktop said new
time-tracking, document sharing and ALM system interoperability create
a complete task management layer that provides the missing link between
software development delivery and agile project management.
"With this latest release of Tasktop Pro, we have leveraged Mylyn's
task management framework to seamlessly link development activity with
the leading change management and ALM tools," Kersten said. "For
developers, this removes the pain of keeping the ALM system up-to-date
with actual development activity. For Agile teams, it means realistic
estimation thanks to the automated tracking of time spent, providing
accurate project tracking and visibility. When linked with the
measurable productivity benefits of the task-focused interface, it
yields some of the biggest productivity benefits since the adoption of
Tasktop Pro 1.6 includes features such as cross-repository linking, automated time tracking, and rich document collaboration.
Meanwhile, Tasktop Pro also includes Mylyn 3.3, which contains
several new features that improve the usability of task management
facilities. In addition, Mylyn 3.3 adds support for C and C++ projects.
The ability to automatically link relevant information with development
tasks is now fully supported for C and C++ developers using the Eclipse
C/C++ Development Tooling (Eclipse CDT) project. This is especially
useful and popular with mobile and embedded application developers. C
and C++ developers now get the same focused workspace and one-click
multitasking as Java developers using the Eclipse Java Development
Tools (Eclipse JDT) project, Kersten said.
In addition, Tasktop has led the movement to integrate ALM tools
with the IDE, Kersten added. Mylyn has been downloaded 1 million times
monthly with Eclipse distributions, and is extended by 42 different ALM
tools. Moreover, Mylyn includes integrations with popular open source
ALM tools such as Bugzilla, Trac and Mantis.
The commercially supported Tasktop Pro is the company's
full-featured tool that extends the benefits of Mylyn by adding time
tracking and task-focused support for activities such as Web browsing,
office document authoring, email and calendars. Tasktop Pro provides
all of the Tasktop certified Mylyn ALM integrations, such as Atlassian
JIRA, CollabNet TeamForge and Subclipse, Danube ScrumWorks, IBM
ClearQuest, Rally with ThoughtWorks Studios set for availability
December 2009. Tasktop also provides providing productivity tool
integrations with Microsoft Outlook, and Google Apps.
Kersten said Tasktop created its task management tools to help
developers be more productive by making it simple for them to organize
their work around tasks and automatically presenting the most relevant
source code and project management information associated with each
task. The end result is that developers no longer have to waste time
repeatedly searching and scrolling for the information they need to
write code, since the IDE shows only the information relevant to the
Tasktop Pro 1.6 is available for Tasktop Pro is $99-per-user and
includes commercial ALM integrations, and Eclipse IDE and standalone
application for project managers. In addition, Tasktop offers the
Tasktop Enterprise edition for $199-per-user, which includes enhanced
support and additional integration for IBM Rational ClearQuest, with
further support for ClearCase expected in December 2009.
For more information, go to http://tasktop.com.
Mylyn 3.3 is available as a free open source tool from Eclipse.org
with community support and support for Bugzilla and JIRA. It can be
downloaded at http://eclipse.org/mylyn