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IT Collaboration Services has an account with Atlassian (vendor for this wiki) for a hosted Distributed Version Control System (DVCS) called Bitbucket.  This is a hosted code management system in the cloud and supports both Git and Mercurial.

Requesting Access

You can use your Google email address and password to access the system - once IT creates a repository for you.  Enter a request by emailing and provide the following information in your email:

  1. Title of Request: Bitbucket Lab Repository
  2. Name of repository in the form division-project (e.g. ESD-Tough2) if this is a division centric project (see options below if this does not work for you)
  3. Which version control system: Mercurial (Hg) or Git
  4. Manager of the repository (LBL email address)

Repository will be set to private. Make sure you go through the Tech Transfer process and have the appropriate authorizations from the University of California before making a repository public. 

Repository Naming Options

We plan to provide repository names in the form Division-Project (e.g. ESD-Tough2) - but these can be changed by the repository owner if the project is not division centric. (lbl-name or just the name with no prefix if it involves multiple institutions)

Establishing your account with Bitbucket

As of March 20, we have observed the sequence of account registration steps as documented in this page.  If you are invited to manage or contribute to a Bitbucket repository using the IT division account - also recognize that you will have automatic access to a private space with limitations (e.g. up to 5 people can work on a repo) as well as the lab account.

Vendor Provided information follows:

Import your code

With unlimited free private repositories, you can import all of your existing source code from Subversion directly into Bitbucket. Importers are also available for Google Code, SourceForge and Github.

Bitbucket 101

Everything you need to know to get started using Bitbucket, but were afraid to ask.

Follow us

Keep up with the latest Bitbucket improvements and news, as well as tips for getting started with DVCS, on the Bitbucket blog or Twitter.

Comparison to other options

Bitbucket to Github

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