Early this year I decided to play around with the Eclipse Communication Framework (ECF). One thing lead to another and before I knew it I had a generic build monitoring mechanism for Eclipse; “Buildmonitor“.
I hosted the project on Google code and was planning to make a public build as soon as things got stable. Just as this was about to happen I noticed Steffen Pingel’s post titled “Preview of Mylyn Hudson connector available“.
I was not very surprised to see that someone else had the same idea. After all; at the time I started on this there was at least one more build monitor for Eclipse already available. What was intriguing was these two project were so similar, even down to the GUI. (The code is very different though). I contacted Steffen and after exchanging a few emails we both agreed that it would be a good idea that I spend my time on Mylyn instead.
I’m now assigned to the Hudson Connector Project which is currently being drafted. Initially working on merging in anything useful that is not already covered by Mylyn code.
After being an Eclipse adopter for six years, this is a great opportunity to contribute directly. So I’d like to thank Steffen and the Mylyn team for being so welcoming.
See you all at Eclipse Summit Europe!