|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (January 2009)|
|Stable release||3.5.1 / July 23, 2014|
|License||Proprietary, free for non-commercial|
FishEye is a revision-control browser 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. In addition to the advanced search and diff capabilities, it provides:
- the notion of changelog and changesets - even if the underlying version control system (such as CVS) does not support this
- direct, resource-based URLs down to line-number level
- monitoring and user-level notifications via e-mail or RSS
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.
Use in open-source projects
Atlassian approves free licenses for community and open-source installations under certain conditions. Many major open source projects use FishEye to provide a front-end for the source code repository:
Atlassian and Contegix provide free deployments of FishEye and Crucible for open-source projects. For large developer communities, dedicated instances are available to the public, either self-hosted or provided by the hosting service:
|java.net||CVS repositories, SVN repositories|
|SourceForge||CVS repositories, SVN repositories|
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 via the Atlassian IDE Connector.
- FishEye Repository Browsing
- Atlassian Community & Open Source licenses
- FishEye Search
- FishEye Advanced Diffs
- FishEye Changelog & Changesets
- FishEye Communications
- FishEye Notifications
- [FE-239] Compare selected revisions of a folder - Atlassian JIRA. Jira.atlassian.com. Retrieved on 2013-09-09.
- "The Firebird Project is now using FishEye". Atlassian. 2008-10-30.
- Spring Framework
- Atlassian FishEye hosting
- FishEye supported platforms
- FishEye IntelliJ Connector