About Us

Meet Cinnabar's Core Team

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Jarvis
Jarvis loves all things Unix, greyhound, and musical.
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Joel
Joel enjoys being a physics nerd, long walks on the beach, or anywhere, and rock climbing.

Why We Built Cinnabar

We love working with Mercurial and we were bitterly disappointed when Atlassian announced they were dropping support for Mercurial from BitBucket. We couldn't find an alternative that met all our requirements, ‘felt right’, and ‘scratched our itch’, so we started building our own.

We hope you'll find it useful, too!

Why ‘Cinnabar’?

SIN-A-BAR | ˈsɪnəbɑː |

Cinnabar is the most commonly used ore of mercury. It occurs in a range of brilliant red hues, and was historically the basis of scarlet vermilion and other red pigments.

Our logo features the Cinnabar moth, named for the brilliant red hues it shares with its namesake ore. The Cinnabar moth is found from Europe to Central Asia.

Cinnabar - it's where you find Mercurial! 😃