Mylar and the Way of the Task

September 23, 2005

If you’re an Eclipse jockey and you have lots of different tasks on the go at the same time like me, especially if they span multiple projects, you may well need some special mylar care and attention. Mylar is a cool new Eclipse project that monitors your interaction with Eclipse creating a context specific to the current task. Switching from task A to task B closes everything for A and reopens all the stuff you were using for B. There are a bunch of other features like color coordinated task items. Mylar is a work in progress right now – the current 0.4 release seems to have made my rename refactoring very slow and broken a few other things, so its probably a bit early for most people. Could be great though.

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