Updating git plugin to switch context when switching branches

Hi all,

I am new to this community. I want to update the git plugin to solve the following issue:

Switch Context when switching branches in git: http://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-69150

I have a couple of questions before I start:

a) Is the git plugin the rigt place to do it? Or is this more of a general VCS feature?
b) I would like to get this feature shipped. Do I need to contact the maintainer of the code before I do so? If yes, how do I contact the maintainer (git blame?)? Does jetbrains accept outside patches to core pieces like this?

Thanks.

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Hi Ram,

Note that a related feature has already been implemented in IDEA 13: http://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-68255 (switch the task -> switch the context, change list and branch).

a) I'd say that this feature could be useful in any VCS (at least in any DVCS), but maybe it would be useful to implement it for Git and maybe generalize in future.

b) We definitely accept patches from the outside. The best way to do it is to send a pull request to intellij-community project at github.com
Please follow http://www.jetbrains.org/display/IJOS/IntelliJ+Coding+Guidelines while preparing a patch.
You may contact me (kirill.likhodedov (at) jetbrains.com) if you have any questions.
Please also check the task integration plugin, because fixing IDEA-69150 correctly requires TaskContexts manipulation.

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