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Mylyn is a Task-Focused Interface for Eclipse that reduces information overload and makes multi-tasking easy. 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.

Mylyn makes tasks a first class part of Eclipse, and integrates rich and offline editing for repositories such as Bugzilla, Trac, and JIRA. Once your tasks are integrated, Mylyn monitors your work activity to identify information relevant to the task-at-hand, and uses this task context to focus the Eclipse UI on the interesting information, hide the uninteresting, and automatically find what's related. This puts the information you need to get work done at your fingertips and improves productivity by reducing searching, scrolling, and navigation. By making task context explicit Mylyn also facilitates multitasking, planning, reusing past efforts, and sharing expertise.

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