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Re: Subversion and JIRA integration

From: Dane Kantner <dane.kantner_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2019 19:57:22 -0500

See https://www.atlassian.com/software/fisheye

Also note that the pricing for *new *licenses will be going up a not
insignificant percentage October 3rd --
https://www.atlassian.com/licensing/future-pricing -- so if you are
thinking about buying it you may just skip the trial :(

On Mon, Sep 30, 2019 at 7:35 PM Ragu Nathan <ragu1823_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for your responses Eric and Dan,
>
> So FishEye interfaces with JIRA and Subversion.
> Do you have the trail versions of these tools ? I could try and see how it
> works or you have some sort of online demo for me to see how it works.
>
> Your response is appreciated.
>
> Thanks
> Ragu.P
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Sep 30, 2019, at 5:06 PM, Dane Kantner <dane.kantner_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>
> The actual Atlassian product you're looking for is called FishEye. It
> works with all major repos including SVN, Git, etc., and its primary
> purpose is exactly what you're wanting. This is a different license, and
> runs as a different service than Jira -- which could potentially actually
> make it cheaper in theory than if it were an actual straight up Jira add-on
> only since you can license it to a subset of your overall Jira users whom
> may actually need it.
>
> FishEye is specifically meant for the purpose of integrating source
> control repositories into Jira. When you check an item in to SVN, as part
> of the checkin you would provide the Jira ticket # in the log, and then
> Fisheye indexes that, and then in turn Jira provides links/revision #s/etc.
> within the Jira ticket. If you then click that it will open in the FishEye
> interface and you can dive down further into what was checked, see the
> diff, etc., full source control, etc., in the Fisheye web interface.
> Another Atlassian product, Crucible, ties-in to that then to allow you to
> do a standard code review workflow if you wish, but that is another addon
> beyond Fisheye even.
>
> Anecdotal notes on this product are it works great *but *you should
> really make a good attempt at installing this on the same actual server
> your SVN server runs on, so you can access the repos by their file://
> location -- the difference is 100x speed vs over the network w/ http/svn
> protocols, and may even be the difference between the product working and
> being able to index your repo or not. If you don't want to run it on your
> primary SVN, consider an active mirror sync to the box that fisheye then
> runs on and index that version locally.
>
> -Dane
>
> On Mon, Sep 30, 2019 at 1:35 PM Eric Johnson <eric_at_tibco.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi Ragu,
>>
>> Your question is sort of a tricky one. Well, at least parts of it are.
>> But here's an attempt at an answer.
>>
>> On Sun, Sep 29, 2019 at 9:50 PM Ragu Nathan <ragu1823_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I would like to know the Subversion can be integrate with JIRA bug
>>> tracking tool.
>>>
>>
>> Yes, but it depends on your requirements, and how many development
>> resources you're willing to throw at it, if a commercial vendor doesn't
>> provide it already.
>>
>>
>>> Ex: I found an issue in software coding and create a problem report to
>>> address root cause, analysis, documents updates , etc and I will use the
>>> JIRA to track all above, but Subversion is a configuration management tool
>>> to store data ( source code, documents, etc).
>>>
>>
>> Subversion is a version control tool, not a configuration management
>> tool. While it may certainly be possible to use Subversion in the manner
>> implied, the definition of "configuration management" may lead to
>> requirements that Subversion is less than ideal for.
>>
>>
>>> Questions:
>>> 1. If I use the JIRA tool to address an issue , address all sort of
>>> analysis, proposed solutions, implementation details and I want to update
>>> the documents or source code in Subversion, is there any way to get into
>>> Subversion from JIRA? Not hyperlink. Real integrate environment. In this
>>> case I can check if any updates were made in to the documents or source
>>> code , which problem reporting # was used to fix the issue.
>>>
>>
>> As I understand it, JIRA includes an extension API. It certainly should
>> be possible to extend JIRA to get more detailed information about links
>> into Subversion, without, as you indicate "hyperlinking".
>>
>> There exist integrations into JIRA already for tighter coupling with
>> Subversion, so you could start with those, to see if any of those meet your
>> requirements.
>>
>>
>>> 2. Are both tools integrate together?
>>>
>>
>> It is left to one's imagination. Both have APIs, so it is possible to add
>> tighter integration to both. For details of how to integrate from
>> Subversion's perspective, check out the "hook" documentation:
>>
>>
>> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn.reposadmin.create.html#svn.reposadmin.hooks
>>
>> Atlassian definitely offers APIs from the JIRA side:
>> https://developer.atlassian.com/server/framework/atlassian-sdk/
>>
>>
>>> 3. If so, how much would it cost for floating licence?
>>>
>>
>> This mailing list isn't going to be a good source of information about
>> that. And that assumes that you can find an existing commercial vendor of
>> extension(s) that meet your needs.
>>
>> Eric.
>>
>>
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>> Ragu.P
>>>
>>>
Received on 2019-10-01 02:57:50 CEST

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