The Eclipse Mylyn project has been a key driver of task-focused collaboration inside of the Eclipse IDE. For many years, developers have been relying on Mylyn as a desktop client to connect with task repositories, collaborate with other developers, and manage application lifecycles. With web IDEs moving into maturity, how will Mylyn adapt to the new development model?
The Eclipse IDE is great, but also an old-fashioned and heavyweight desktop IDE application. As a contrast to this, new projects and companies are working towards cloud-based developer tooling, using a front-end that runs purely in the browser. The Eclipse Orion project is one example. While those new approaches look promising, they are usually completely disconnected from the existing desktop-class IDEs and are still lightyears away from working well for Java developers.