Tasktop Upgrades Mylyn, Tasktop Offerings
Tasktop Technologies, creator of Eclipse Mylyn and its task-focused interface, announces the release of Mylyn 3.1 and the enterprise-ready Tasktop Pro 1.4. Mylyn is a task-focused interface for Eclipse that Tasktop says reduces information overload and makes multitasking easy. Tasktop enables application developers to access bugs and issues from a desktop or Eclipse IDE. Tasktop is built on Eclipse Mylyn.Tasktop Technologies, creator of Eclipse Mylyn and its task-focused interface, announced on March 16 the release of Mylyn 3.1 and the "enterprise-ready" Tasktop Pro 1.4. "New features in Tasktop include the ... ability to automate time tracking by synchronizing actual time spent working with JIRA, Bugzilla and other popular issue trackers, saving developers from needing to manually create time sheets," Tasktop said in a news release.
Mylyn is described on its Eclipse page as "a task-focused interface for Eclipse that reduces information overload and makes multitasking easy." Tasktop, built on Eclipse Mylyn, enables developers to access bugs and issues from their desktops.
This task-focused programming paradigm is now supported by dozens of Mylyn-integrated ALM solutions, including JIRA, Rally, CollabNet, Bugzilla, SVN and CVS. This release of Tasktop Pro includes many ALM integration enhancements, including: Outlook & Exchange message threading to keep conversations in one place and the ability to convert Outlook e-mail threads into bugs and issues, enabling developers to bridge between e-mail, calendars and issue trackers. Complete support for Mozilla's recent Bugzilla 3.2 release, including offline access. Custom fields used by many enterprises to track additional information are now supported in the integrated rich editor. Wiki-style task and documentation formatting with support for Atlassian Confluence syntax. Improved instant session restore of relevant Web pages in Tasktop and Firefox, with improved task-focused browsing to facilitate development of Web applications.Moreover, "Mylyn 3.1 supports rich task formatting with wiki markup. Mylyn's new WikiText subproject supports rich formatting of task descriptions and comments using lightweight wiki markup. ... Several popular wiki markup languages are supported, including MediaWiki, Atlassian Confluence, Textile and TracWiki." Furthermore, "Developers can use Tasktop to automatically generate a custom report of how much time was spent on each task. ... For more information about Tasktop, or to download a free trial, visit http://tasktop.com."