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Mylyn/SOC/2006/Bugzilla Connector Enhancements

Phase A: Bridging the Gap

 Mylar's expanding user base in the eclipse community is quickly making it a standard choice for eclipse integrated bug tracking. 
 It is not the only choice however, eclipse-bugzilla (a former project of mine) provides similar functionality for bug tracking. There 
 has been ongoing discussions on merging the two projects, but no action has been taken yet. Thus, the first phase of this project 
 will focus on bringing functionality from eclipse-bugzilla to Mylar. This list includes:
 - Support for bugzilla collections as query options
    * Collections are a new feature of bugzilla which allows products to be grouped
      into collections. Queries can also be made against a collection instead of 
      selecting the individual products.
 - Support for collection to product associations
    * When a collection is selected, the product list should update to reflect only
      the products in that colletion.
 - Support for the product to {component/version/milestone} associations
    * When a product is selected, the component/version/milestone lists should update
      to reflect only those which are associated with that product.
 - A more user friendly query UI
    * Hide less commonly used options
    * Automatically synchronize query options with the repository
 - Automatic version detection of repositories
 - Support for applying attached patches directly to the workspace

Phase B: Full Feature Editing

 Mylar's bug editor provides a structured approach to composing comments for bug reports. In its current form it lacks full support 
 for bugzilla features. This phase of the project will focus on adding editor support for missing bugzilla features with high quality 
 integration into the platform. These features include:
 - Adding attachments
 - CC list management/selection
 - Voting (and viewing current tallies)
 Platform integration features include:
 - Drag-and-drop for attachments
 - Spellchecking
 Optional ideas:
 - Quoting comments

Phase C: Researching and Prototyping Future Editing Features

 Task repositories are beginning to support a richer editing via a wiki style syntax (eg. JIRA). In addition, wikis in general are becoming 

a more common development tool and as such, are of interest to Mylar. The first step for integrating this type of technology is to extend Mylar's editing framework to support wiki style editing. Then prototype views, Eclipse forms, or embedded WYSIWYG editors will be explored as a means of providing this functionality to the user. The purpose of this phase is to help define the future of rich editing in Mylar through experimental interfaces.

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