[Python-Dev] Atlassian and bitbucket merge

Xavier Morel catch-all at masklinn.net
Wed Sep 29 17:09:21 CEST 2010

On 2010-09-29, at 15:26 , Tarek Ziadé wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 2:36 PM,  <exarkun at twistedmatrix.com> wrote:
>> On 01:13 am, steve at holdenweb.com wrote:
>>> I see that Atlassian have just taken over BitBucket, the Mercurial
>>> hosting company. IIRC Atlassian offered to host our issue tracking on
>>> JIRA, but in the end we decided to eat our own dog food and went with
>>> roundup.
>>> I'm wondering if they'd be similarly interested in supporting our Hg
>>> server. Or is self-hosting the only acceptable solution? From recent
>>> mail it looks likes we may be up and running on Hg fairly soon.
>> I know of two medium sized projects (smaller than CPython) that are
>> switching away from BitBucket's free services because of their poor
>> reliability.
> Me too, but I am pretty sure the reliability is going to drastically
> change in the upcoming months. If Atlassian took over this probably
> means Bitbucket will have more people to work on the project and some
> help from the Atlassian Ops. That's really a good news !

According to Atlassian's announcement of the acquisition, they've already gotten started on that:

>> Performance enhancements
> Bitbucket's performance has lagged due to poor infrastructure and
> lack of IT resources. Recently, Bitbucket customer repositories were
> migrated from an EC2 storage system to the Contegix data center, the
> same ISV that Atlassian uses for its hosted tools. Atlassian has hired
> a full-time IT resource to continue to improve the Bitbucket service
> to work on delivering even more services and improvements. It should
> be noted that all Bitbucket users are now covered under the Atlassian
> Terms of Use. There is heaps more work to do to provide the legendary
> service that Atlassian customers have come to expect, and we fully
> intend to live up to that promise.

>> Feature updates
> We've tripled the Bitbucket developer team to ramp up feature
> improvements and the frequency of releases. Over the next few months,
> users can expect to see more UI improvements, feature enhancements,
> and integration with Atlassian's developer stack. Even though the team
> has already tripled, we're still hiring (hint hint)!


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