[tools-pmc] Re: [mylyn-integrators] help with displaying task in editor
I am quite surprised to see such response from the project lead to a
user's help request.
You apre practically said that "maybe we will respond to you some
times". This is not a response one would expect to receive, especially
not from a person who been nominated as an Eclipse Amasador.
Perhaps I am interpreting the committer's guidelines too strictly.
They state that all project committers are *required* to participate to
the project's user news group and the mailing lists, but in my
observation, the presence of the current project committers on the
mailing list was average. Maybe the EMO and Tools PMC could clarify this
interpretation to me.
See the current committer guidelines at
Active participation in the user newsgroup and the appropriate developer
mailing lists is a responsibility of all Committers, and is critical to
the success of the Project. Committers are required to monitor and
contribute to the user newsgroup.
Committers are required to monitor the mailing lists associated with the
Project. This is a condition of being granted commit rights to the
Project. It is mandatory because committers must participate in votes
(which in some cases require a certain minimum number of votes) and must
respond to the mailing list in a timely fashion in order to facilitate
the smooth operation of the Project. When a Committer is granted commit
rights they will be added to the appropriate mailing lists. A Committer
must not be unsubscribed from a developer mailing list unless their
associated commit privileges are also revoked.
Mik Kersten wrote:
We are always happy to hear about new connector efforts and seeing
them come to fruition. However, I want to be clear that we cannot
guarantee any response time on this list, since Mylyn is a
community-driven open source project that relies on integrators
contributions to the project both in terms of supporting each other
and updating the Ecipsepedia documentation with the knowledge they
build up writing connectors.
Peter had a great answer that should help you get started. Steffen
will follow up with another pointer. It would great if you could
document your experiences in our Integrator Reference:
For additional integration services and the definition of our support
priorities see: http://www.eclipse.org/mylyn/support/
Project Lead: http://eclipse.org/mylyn
[mailto:mylyn-integrators-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Larry
*Sent:* Monday, March 23, 2009 12:32 PM
*Subject:* [mylyn-integrators] help with displaying task in editor
I've been working on a Mylyn connector and would like some help
regarding how to display my task in a task editor page. My connector
pulls down data from our database just fine, and I expect that pushing
back to the database will also go smoothly. I'm a little uncertain of
my strategy and tactics for displaying data in a task editor. I want
to reuse AbstractTaskEditorPage and the various AbstractTaskEditorPart
subclasses. I can see that I can configure my page subclass to use
which parts I want. So far I'm just using the page as is. But when I
run my connector, I don't see the data I expect in the page.
What should be my strategy for reusing the page and parts? Is it
merely to make sure that I map the data from my database into the
correct attributes for the parts? If so, how do I know which
attributes, and which parts display themselves on the page (by
default)? By reading and tracing the code, I thought I had found the
right parts and attributes, but I'm disappointed in my results.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but I have a demo on Wednesday
morning. Showing more results then would be very timely for this
project. If I can get some guidance on how to carry out the strategy
I've described, or a better one, it would really help.