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One idea we're considering is to show a snippet of the main README file in the repository as the repository description, and also indexing README content to facilitate repository searches. What do you think? Please leave a comment below.
Product Manager - Bitbucket Server
Original request description
On project pages, where all repositories within that project are listed, there is no description column (like there is a description column for each project on the frontpage of Stash).
With the fixed hierarchy of only two layers (Projects-Repositories) proper categorisation of repositories can become cumbersome, and providing descriptions against the listing of repositories would help significantly.
README files within each repository does not suffice.