FishEye (software)

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FishEye
Developer(s) Atlassian
Stable release 3.5.1 / July 23, 2014; 4 months ago (2014-07-23)
Written in Java
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Revision Control
License Proprietary, free for non-commercial
Website www.atlassian.com/software/fisheye

FishEye is a revision-control browser[1] and search engine owned by Atlassian, Inc. Although FishEye is a commercial product, it is freely available to open source projects and non-profit institutions.[2] In addition to the advanced search[3] and diff capabilities,[4] it provides:

  • the notion of changelog and changesets[5] - even if the underlying version control system (such as CVS) does not support this
  • direct, resource-based URLs down to line-number level[6]
  • monitoring and user-level notifications via e-mail or RSS[7]

However it lacks some basic capabilities that exist in other revision-control browsers (e.g. Trac, Redmine) such as being able to compare different revisions of a folder, or compare two folders (such as branches and tags). This is widely seen as a critical omission and vastly reduces Fisheye's usefulness as a tool in managing the software release process.[8]

Use in open-source projects[edit]

Atlassian approves free licenses for community and open-source installations[2] under certain conditions. Many major open source projects use FishEye to provide a front-end for the source code repository:[9]

Project FishEye
JBoss http://fisheye.jboss.com/
LimeWire https://www.limewire.org/fisheye/
MySQL http://svn.mysql.com/fisheye/
OpenSymphony http://svn.opensymphony.com/fisheye/
OsCommerce http://svn.oscommerce.com/fisheye/
Spring Framework[10] https://fisheye.springframework.org/

Atlassian and Contegix provide free deployments of FishEye and Crucible for open-source projects.[11] For large developer communities, dedicated instances are available to the public, either self-hosted or provided by the hosting service:

Community FishEye
Apache http://fisheye6.atlassian.com/
Codehaus http://fisheye.codehaus.org/
java.net CVS repositories, SVN repositories
SourceForge CVS repositories, SVN repositories

Integration[edit]

As of 2010 FishEye supports integration with the following revision control systems:[12]

Due to the resource-based URLs, it is possible to integrate FishEye with different issue and bug tracking systems. It also provides a REST and XML-RPC API. FishEye also integrates with IDEs like IntelliJ IDEA[13] via the Atlassian IDE Connector.

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