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Eclipse and Mylyn GitHub Integration

Do you recall the recent GitHub Issues 2.0 announcement and how eclipse.org git repositories are now mirrored at GitHub? Well, I have good news, within the EGit project at eclipse.org, we have started creating some tooling to integrate GitHub. At the moment, we only support working with GitHub Issues and Gists…

In the future, we’re looking at integrating with other parts of the GitHub API, but for now we are targetting solid Gist and Issues support from within Eclipse for the Indigo release in June 2011. I can only imagine how cool it would be to work with GitHub pull requests from within Eclipse, but good things come to those who wait (or contribute). To test out the tooling, please add this repository to Eclipse:

http://download.eclipse.org/egit/github/updates-nightly

It’s important to note that the tooling should be considered alpha-level and we’re really seeking people to test and contribute to the project. You will run into issues using the tooling and you should keep that in mind. You can find more information on the contributor guide or take a peak at the code at its GitHub mirror. If you find any bugs or have enhancement ideas, please file them here.

I would like to thank Kevin Sawicki from GitHub and Christian Trutz who pushed me a bit to get the initial tooling contribution in place at eclipse.org so people can contribute. In open source, sometimes it takes having a frosty beverage with someone to move things along…