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h1. HowTo connect a Mylyn repository to Redmine


These instructions should work with redmine 0.9 stable and up.

There are 2 options to connect Mylyn to redmine: either install the connector in your redmine install (this obviously needs the ability to install a plugin on the redmine you want to use it with), or use the generic web connector, which scraps the html pages for the information it needs, and thus should work with pretty much every up-to-date enough redmine installation out there.

h2. Using specialized Redmine-Mylyn connector

The "Redmine-Mylyn Connector": is another solution providing better integration with Mylyn (Note: for version 2 of Redmine, the updated redmine plugin can be found "here":

p=. !redmin-mylyncon.png!

h2. Using the generic web repository connector

"Mylyn": is an Eclipse plugin for task management.
This HowTo explains how to connect to Redmine using the generic web repository connector.

Note that the generic web repository connector is not part of the default Mylyn install.
So, you have to install it first from the _incubator_ update site (this link seems to be outdated, can't find the correct one (see

h3. Create a Task Repository

# Right-click on the task repositories list and click *Add task repository*
# Choose _Web Template (Advanced)_ and click *Next*
# Configure the repository:

Server: -- Replace it with the URL of your Redmine instance
Task URL: ${serverUrl}/issues/
New task URL: ${serverUrl}/projects/foo/issues/new -- Replace foo with the identifier of the project used for new tasks
Query request URL: ${serverUrl}/issues
Query pattern: <td class="subject">.*?<a href="/issues/(\d+)">(.+?)</a></td>
Login request URL: ${serverUrl}/login?username=${userId}&password=${password}&authenticity_token=${loginToken} [POST]
Login Form URL: ${serverUrl}/login
Login Token Pattern: <input name="authenticity_token" type="hidden" value="(.+?)" />


p=. !mylyn-repository-properties-2.png!

You can replace the _Query request URL_ parameter with the following if you want to get only the issues that are assigned to you:


The following Query pattern value reads Status, Owner and Tracker fields too (Mylyn 3.2.1) :
<td class="tracker">({Type}.+?)</td><td class="status">({Status}.+?)</td>.+?<td class="subject">.*?<a href=".*?/issues/({Id}\d+)">({Description}.+?)</a></td>({Optional}<td class="assigned_to"><a href.+?>({Owner}.+?)</a></td>)?</pre>

Status is read as "uncomplete" or "complete" in Eclipse.

h3. Create a Query

* On the task list, right-click and choose *New* -> *Query...*
* And select your newly created repository

p=. !mylyn-task-list.png!