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First a little disclaimer: I really like Mylyn and find it one of the most useful and certainly one of the most innovative development tools ever. I am using it for quite some time and started using its version 2.x since the JIRA Connector started working correctly with ISO-8859-1 againHowever, there is something in the use of Mylyn that I would really like to be customizable. I thought that maybe I would get used to the default plugin behavior after some time using it, but unfortunately it didn’t happen for me and for most of my working mates.
I would like to be able to configure Mylyn’s task context management so that files are added to the task context only when saving them, instead of adding at the time the file is opened.
For example, very frequently when developing some new feature I open some files that are not related to the current task just to see how something was implemented on some other class or file. I don’t want to have this file I just opened added to the context. I want to be able to add to the context only the files I actually changed during the task activity.
As I don’t know if this is a common desire among Mylyn’s users in general, the ideal solution would be to have the configuration option of adding files to task context at opening or only when saving the files.
As i said I can’t speak for Mylyn’s users in general, but at least here at Globo.com (where we have 100-200 Java developers) most of the guys who used Mylyn had the same opinion.
I have already requested this enhancement at Mylyn’s Bugzilla, and I would really appreciate having a nice feedback on that, telling if this could be done in the future, if it’s too complicated, if it’s just a misuse of the tool, et cetera.
I have previously talked directly to Mik and Eugene regarding the JIRA Connector and their response exceeded the best expectations I could have. So, in this humble space of mine, I would like to receive some feedback on this new feature I am requesting. I can assure that it would take my Mylyn satisfaction to an even higher level and it would turn a reasonable bunch of users into very happy advocates of this great tool, starting with me 😉