Atlassian has worked with JetBrains to develop a new Bitbucket plugin for the JetBrains IDEs that offers integration allowing you to:

  • checkout your existing Bitbucket repository and auto-open it as a project
  • share a project on Bitbucket instantly, without leaving the IDE
  • integrates with PyCharms native Mercurial GUI client

The plugin works perfectly well with all of the IDEs built on the IntelliJ Platform (Python, Ruby, Java, PHP). If you are not familiar with the IDEs from JetBrains, we highly recommend checking them out to increase your developer productivity.

How to build plugin on your own

  1. Download or check out the IntelliJ community edition (
  2. cd into the directory and run ant
  3. edit build.xml in the bitbucket connector and make sure the path to idea.dir is correct (i.e. where you checked out intellij-community)
  4. make sure the path to rt.jar on your machine is correct
  5. run ant in the connector root dir