Mylyn Github Connector

Just in case you missed it, there is a prototype for a Mylyn and Github connector available. Please see https://github.com/blog/852-github-mylyn-connector-for-eclipse for the official announcement.

Installing the connector is pretty straight forward you can directly install it from the Eclipse Marketplace client. The only pre-requisite is that you add the Orbit repository http://download.eclipse.org/tools/orbit/downloads/drops/S20110422041657/repository/ and install “Gson” from the com.google.* category (thanks to Christian Trutz for the tip on twitter).

Importing your issues is as easy as File -> Import -> Tasks -> Github Task Repositories and then you can define new queries for this repository.

The first test unfortunately failed. During a submit of a new issue with the error “Submit failed: Unexpected error: Unprocessable Entry”.

Still the connector looks very promissing. Git is my favorite version control system and I love Github. Its great that soon Mylyn will also to share issues and ther context via GitHub.

I suggest you give it a test run. If you find issues you can report them in bugzilla: Mylyn EGit Connector.

Update: The bug is already fixed, looks like testing will get your bugs solved fast. 🙂

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7 Responses to Mylyn Github Connector

  1. I didn’t get as far as you… “Error loading repositories: Type ‘null’ is not a Class, ParameterizedType, or GenericArrayType. Can’t extract class.”

    Oops. Still, very exciting, hope the bugs get ironed out in time for inclusion in Indigo!

  2. Lars Vogel says:

    @Neil: Cool, thanks. You are still my hero. 🙂

  3. Thanks for testing the alpha guys!

    We hope to get it in shape to ship a 1.0 in time for Indigo as part of the EGit 1.0 release!

  4. fh says:

    Mylyn – installed by default in Eclipse, hard to uninstall. One of the reasons Eclipse lost me.

    Is mylyn still forced on Eclipses users?

  5. Lars Vogel says:

    @fh You don’t have to use it. 😉

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