Project Plan For Mylyn, version 3.5


The mission of the Mylyn project is to provide:

  1. Frameworks and APIs for Eclipse-based task and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
  2. Exemplary tools for task-focused programming within the Eclipse IDE.
  3. Reference implementations for open source ALM tools used by the Eclipse community and for open ALM standards such as OSLC

The project is structured into sub-projects, each representing an ALM category and providing common APIs for specific ALM tools. The primary consumers of this project are ALM ISVs and other adopters of Eclipse ALM frameworks.

Please see the project charter for more details.

Release Deliverables

The Mylyn project coordinates a release of all participating sub-projects twice a year.

  • Mylyn Builds (Incubation)
    • Builds Framework
    • Hudson Connector
  • Mylyn Commons
    • Interaction Monitoring
    • Network Access Utilities
    • UI Toolkit
  • Mylyn Context
    • Focused UI
    • Eclipse IDE Bridge
    • Java Development Bridge
    • Plug-in Development Bridge
    • Team Support Bridge
    • C/C++ Development Bridge
  • Mylyn Docs
    • WikiText
    • HtmlText
    • Mylyn Docs SDK
    • Mylyn WikiText SDK
  • Mylyn Reviews (Incubation)
    • Reviews for Eclipse (R4E)
    • Task-based Reviews
    • Gerrit Connector
  • Mylyn Tasks
    • Task List
    • Bugzilla Connector
    • Trac Connector
  • Mylyn Versions (Incubation)
    • CVS Connector
    • Git Connector
    • Versions Framework
  • Mylyn
    • Mylyn SDK

The Mylyn Incubator (Incubation) does not have releases by definition.

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Release Milestones

The plan and roadmap dates are listed in the Mylyn Calendar (view as iCal or html ) and on the Eclipse project timeline .

3.5 RC12011-02-16
Release Candidate (API and Feature Complete)
3.5 RC22011-02-23
Release Candidate
3.5 RC32011-03-02
Release Candidate (API Freeze)
3.5 RC42011-03-09
Release Candidate (Final Build)
Major Release

Service Releases

3.4.1 2010-08-04
Service Release
3.4.2 2010-09-24
Service Release (Helios SR1)
3.4.3 2011-02-25
Service Release (Helios SR2)

Tentative Plan

3.6 2011-06-22
Major Release (Indigo)

Ramp Down

After RC1 is released, builds will be produced weekly until the 3.5 release. In the RC phase only bugs marked P2 or higher or severity major or higher will be fixed. APIs will not change except to address critical fixes based on integrator feedback, until RC3, at which point APIs will be frozen.

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Target Environments

Mylyn is designed to run on version 1.5.0 of the Java Runtime Environment, Standard Edition.

Mylyn will support the following Eclipse releases:

  • Eclipse 3.7
  • Eclipse 3.6
  • Eclipse 3.5
Support for Eclipse 3.4 has been discontinued.

Test Platforms
Operating system OS version Processor architecture Window system Java 2 Platform Eclipse Release
Manual Tests
Ubuntu Linux 10.10 x86-64 GTK Sun Java 2 Standard Edition 6.0 Eclipse 3.7 (latest milestone)
Microsoft Windows 7 x86-64 Win32 Sun Java 2 Standard Edition 5.0 Eclipse 3.6
Apple Mac OS X 10.6 Power Cocoa Apple Java 2 Platform Standard Edition (J2SE) 6 Eclipse 3.6
Automated Tests
SuSE Linux x86-64 GTK Sun Java 2 Standard Edition 6.0 Eclipse 3.5, 3.6, 3.7


Strings in all non-incubation plug-ins and features will be externalized and available for translation through Eclipse Babel. See bug 215116 for details.

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Compatibility with Previous Releases

API Contract Compatibility: Mylyn 3.5 will be backward compatible with Mylyn 3.0.

Binary (plug-in) Compatibility: Mylyn 3.5 will be binary compatible with Mylyn 3.0.

Source Compatibility: Mylyn 3.5 will not by be source compatible with previous versions.

Workspace Compatibility: We intend to keep Mylyn 3.5 upwards workspace-compatible with all versions higher than Mylyn 2.0 unless noted. This means that workspaces created with Mylyn 2.0 can be successfully opened by Mylyn 3.5 and upgraded to a 3.5 workspace.

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Themes and Priorities

In addition to using the planned themes listed below, we continue prioritizing the ongoing input of our growing user community.


Integration of continuous integration and build systems and seamless access to software build and assembly technologies. Mylyn users will be able to access continuous integration processes, control build execution and associate build results with tasks and context.

Project plan for Mylyn Builds 0.7

  • Committed
    • [build][hudson] provide Hudson integration for Mylyn [308040] (target milestone: 0.7)
  • Proposed
    • [build] add "Run build" functionality [317384] (target milestone: 0.7)
    • [build] implement a build details editor [318259] (target milestone: 0.7)
    • [build] show popup notifications when build status changes [318541] (target milestone: 0.7)
    • [build] provide UI integration to show test results in JUnit view [323797] (target milestone: 0.7)
    • [build] show build history in History view [326218] (target milestone: 0.7)
  • Deferred
    • No items.


Framework of common UI, web service, REST and test utilities to be used by the rest of Mylyn and by other Eclipse-based tools.

Project plan for Mylyn Commons 3.5

  • Committed
    • provide common team repositories view [318097] (target milestone: 3.5)
  • Proposed
    • [api] provide notification provider API in commons [272189] (target milestone: 3.5)
    • [api] provide reusable component for capturing screen shots [324004] (target milestone: 3.5)
  • Deferred
    • [api] add o.e.m.commons.http bundle based on HttpClient 4.1 [335254] (target milestone: 3.6)


Usage monitoring, degree-of-interested modeling and the task-focused user extensions implementation for the Eclipse UI, which re-aligns the user experience around tasks and provides features such as workspace focusing and one-click multitasking.

Project plan for Mylyn Context 3.5

  • Committed
    • [api][context] provide an on-hover affordance to supplement Alt+click navigation [175655] (target milestone: 3.5)
  • Proposed
    • warn when copying context to a task that already has context [331172] (target milestone: 3.5)
  • Deferred
    • [context] provide a gentler introduction to navigator view focusing [320350] (target milestone: 3.6)


Eclipse-based access to documentation systems such as Wikis and other portals. This builds on the Mylyn WikiText framework.

Project plan for Mylyn Docs 1.4

  • Committed
    • No items.
  • Proposed
    • WYSIWYG HTML Widget Contribution [319018] (target milestone: 1.4.0)
  • Deferred
    • No items.


Eclipse-based code review functionality that's seamlessly integrated with the Tasks and SCM systems supported by Mylyn. Eclipse integration for Agile code reviews, the formal IEEE code review process, review reports with BIRT and aim to support many Eclipse artifact for reviews, e.g. JDT (Java files), CDT (C/C++ files), EMF (models).

Project plan for Mylyn Reviews 0.7

  • Committed
    • No items.
  • Proposed
    • [gerrit] provide Gerrit integration for Mylyn [306245] (target milestone: 0.7)
    • show review details in task editor [333945] (target milestone: 0.7)
  • Deferred
    • No items.


Integration with Agile, issue, bug and defect tracking servers. Mylyn Tasks provides rich task editing, task list management and offline synchronization for ALM servers. Central portion of the ALM integration framework used by other projects, eg, task-based changed tracking for the SCM project.

Project plan for Mylyn Tasks 3.5

  • Committed
    • [api] add support for ignoring incoming notification on specified fields [286963] (target milestone: 3.5)
  • Proposed
    • [bugzilla] support querying over custom fields [283200] (target milestone: 3.5)
    • rename "Tasks" UI entries to "Mylyn" [337513] (target milestone: 3.5)
    • [e4] improve compatibility with Eclipse 4.1 for Mylyn 3.5 [336432] (target milestone: 3.5)
    • add support for custom status workflow [259291] (target milestone: 3.5)
  • Deferred
    • [oslc] implement boiler plate OSLC 2.0 connector [303015] (target milestone: 3.6)


Eclipse integration for source code and configuration management tools(SCM, SCCM) and bi-directional linking to change management tools. Mylyn Versions and the API it provides builds on the existing Eclipse Team APIs.

Project plan for Mylyn Versions 0.7

  • Committed
    • No items.
  • Proposed
    • [git] Provide a versions connector for EGit [336293] (target milestone: 0.7)
    • [scm] provide data model for change set retrieval [326113] (target milestone: 0.7)
    • [scm] provide connector for cvs [326115] (target milestone: 0.7)
  • Deferred
    • No items.

Eclipse 4.1

Mylyn 3.5 will support installation into Eclipse 4.1 and be functional with limitations. Progress is tracked on bug 321278 .

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