Intent is a newly proposed open source project under Mylyn. Intent 0.7 RC1 is available as part of the Eclipse Juno Release Train.
Intent allows teams to easily keep documentation up-to-date with any development artifact (e.g. models, code, environment). The documentation, integrated with other Eclipse tools, then becomes truly useful and is no longer a burden that developers have to carry to please their customers or project manager.
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Based on Donald Knuth's Literate Programming concepts and allowing collaborative work around design tasks, Intent was presented at Agile ALM connect 2012.
"Let us change our traditional attitude to the construction of programs: Instead of imagining that our main task is to instruct a computer what to do, let us concentrate rather on explaining to human beings what we want a computer to do."
Donald Knuth, Literate Programming (1984)
The following pages provide an overview of the Intent project :
Intent is an Eclipse based product created and developed by the Eclipse Strategic Member Obeo
. It is aligned with the Eclipse Juno (4.2) release train.
Currently in incubation phase, it is part of the Mylyn's Docs project.