FishEye (software)

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Stable release
4.7.0 / February 14, 2019; 9 months ago (2019-02-14)
Written inJava
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeRevision control
LicenseProprietary; free for non-commercial

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]

Fisheye is tightly integrated with Crucible - a collaborative and iterative code review tool from Atlassian.

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:[8]

Project Fisheye

Atlassian provides free licences of Fisheye and Crucible for open-source projects.[9]


As of 2010 Fisheye supported integration with the following revision control systems:[10]

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[11] via the Atlassian IDE Connector.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Fisheye Repository Browsing
  2. ^ a b "FishEye Licensing - Atlassian".
  3. ^ FishEye Search
  4. ^ FishEye Advanced Diffs
  5. ^ FishEye Changelog & Changesets
  6. ^ Fisheye Communications
  7. ^ Fisheye Notifications
  8. ^ "The Firebird Project is now using Fisheye". Atlassian. 2008-10-30.
  9. ^ Atlassian. "Fisheye - Pricing | Atlassian". Atlassian. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  10. ^ "Supported platforms".
  11. ^ Fisheye IntelliJ Connector

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