When demoing Fisheye and Crucible to our customers there are moments when I’m told “I did not realize that was there”. These are small, but useful, features that can get overlooked or are not easily discoverable. During the next couple of weeks I will expose some of those “little gems” that will make your experience in Fisheye and Crucible even better.

Tracking changes to a file with Fisheye

Fisheye provides several ways to track file changes in your Subversion, Git, Mercurial, Perforce or CVS repositories.

  • Activity Streams: follow exactly what’s happening throughout your project in real-time. View commits, Jira issues, and Crucible code review activities. Activity streams are available across all repositories, from any directory, author, project and even individual files.
  • Email and RSS: receive an email alert for each commit made to a repository, for each commit that includes a specific file, and for everything in between. Create your own RSS feeds based on activity, file, person, or commit.

For example, there may be a sensitive file in your repository for which you would like to track commit activity. The first pro-tip shows you how to track changes to a specific file (and stay notified) with Fisheye.

  • Browse Fisheye to get to the activity tab of the file you want to track
  • When on the activity tab (and only when you’re there) you’ll get a cog in the top right.
  • Select your preferred notification – email or RSS – feed about changes to this file

Watch this 30 second video to see how to track changes to a specific file in Fisheye:

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Protip: Tracking changes on a particular file with...