What is codeBeamer Eclipse Studio? codeBeamer Eclipse Studio (CBES) gives reflectivity and mobility to codeBeamer users. You can create and edit tasks, bugs, requirements, edit and commit code quickly without leaving Eclipse. You can do it online and offline.
With CBES, all these artifacts can be accessed from a single development environment. You can now take full advantage of the task-focused work provided by Tasktop, work faster with increased productivity, reduce the information overload, and focus only on what is relevant for your current tasks.
You are no longer locked to your task repository and SCM network access. Even while off-line, you can continue working on the code, create and modify tasks, requirements, bugs, and you can synchronize with your trackers and version control repositories as soon as the network access is re-established.
CBES's task list also provides sophisticated task scheduling.
codeBeamer Eclipse Studio is built on the top of the popular Mylyn framework.
Travelling a lot? Frequently offline?
If you are a busy manager spending a lot of time on the plane, a member in a distributed team, a consultant working on the the customers' site, or a knowledge worker based in a cozy coffee shop, you will surely be interested in this. codeBeamer Eclipse Studio with the MercurialEclipse plugin is an awesome combination for distributed, focused, offline working. Even when you are not connected to the network, you can work without interruptions. It is simple: just commit your source code changes with MercurialEclipse, and update your issues with MercurialEclipse. Next time you go online, you just push your code changes to the central repo. For issues, CBES will synchronize everything automatically.
Sounds too good to be true, huh? Install both plugins, and give it a try.
Query codeBeamer issues in Eclipse » Access codeBeamer issues without launching your web browser » Instants search results help you to find tasks faster » Aggregate tasks from several trackers systems into one tasklist to prioritize all of your workload
Work Offline » Edit issues offline and submit updates later » Automatic synchronization tracks other's changes and downloads updates
Integrate with Mercurial, Subversion and CVS » Associate change sets with issues » Navigate from source code to the relevant issues » Automatically generate commit messages for Mercurial » Automatically group source changes by change request to easily commit or revert only the code for a given request
How can I download the plugin?
You can get the plugin easily using the Eclipse Update Manager, just click Help → Software Updates in Eclipse. The Eclipse Update Site for CBES is available at this URL:
CBES is normally bundled with the most recent version of the wonderful MercurialEclipse plugin, so please make sure you read this section. Important note for users of previous HgEclipse versions: if you have HgEclipse already installed on your Eclipse, please explicitely uninstall HgEclipse before installing MercurialEclipse 1.6.0. (This is necessary due to the plugin naming changes.) It's easy: in Eclipse, click Help → About → Installation Details → select HgEclipse → click Uninstall and confirm everything. Now you can install MercurialEclipse 1.6.0.
Important! In the "Install" dialog of Eclipse, please check "Contact all update sites during install to find required software". Otherwise you might have difficulties installing CBES if you have some earlier Mylyn versions (3.2) already installed.
If you are not familiar with getting new software and updates to Eclipse, please read this article.
How can I get support?
You can get community support by submitting your questions or report issues in the trackers of this project. If you are interested in commercial support with guaranteed level of service, please send an email to info(at)intland.com.
Is CBES ready for production?
Intland is eating its own dog food. We are using codeBeamer Eclipse Studio to develop all our commercial products, like codeBeamer, codeBeamer MR and Participate.