Connect Source to JIRA Issues with the JIRA DVCS Connector

Many Bitbucket users are connecting their Bitbucket source to JIRA issues via the JIRA Bitbucket Connector. Today we are announcing a new and improved way of connecting with the JIRA issue tracker – JIRA DVCS Connector.

The JIRA DVCS Connector combines all the features of the JIRA Bitbucket Connector and JIRA GitHub connector — and a couple more that are brand new. If you’re using a previous version of either plugin, you’ll want to install the new plugin and check out the new features (and some bugfixes).

From JIRA you can:

  • Track commits, monitor source code edits, and drill through to source files
  • Push commits to JIRA simply by referencing issue keys in commit messages
  • Map unlimited public and private Bitbucket and GitHub repositories to JIRA projects

What’s New

Redesigned Commits Tab

We’ve completely redesigned the JIRA ‘Commits’ tab with a new interface. For every repo commit that references a JIRA issue key, you’ll be able to:

  • review total number of lines added and removed from a file
  • view the commit message and owner
  • branches used
  • link to the entire changeset and individual source files
  • updates appear in your JIRA Activity Stream

Easy Admin

The look and feel for the administration screens have been updated; you’ll notice that it’s easier to review and manage multiple repos. You can mix-and-match any repos from Bitbucket and GitHub.

Installing and configuring new repos can be done in a snap now. When linking a new repo with JIRA, you’ll no longer have to configure brokers in Bitbucket or GitHub.

Get the DVCS Connector

Connect your source to your JIRA issues with the new JIRA DVCS Connector and let us know what you think.