After some great community feedback, we are releasing SourceTree for Mac 1.6. This is a major release that contains many new features.
Having to bring up a terminal when you want to do an interactive rebase is painful. If you aren’t familiar with rebasing or the command-line, the pain levels up to excruciating. We asked ourselves: “How can we make this simpler and keep everything in SourceTree?” Our solution is a visual, drag-and-drop interaction:
The UI gives you visual feedback on each step of this previously advanced function. Want to re-order your commits? Want two commits to be one commit? No problem, just drag and drop the rows around.
Improved Notifications of Remote Changes
Previously, users checked for the pull counts by going into either the bookmarks view or the repository view. If your team commits frequently, you were checking there a lot. Now, the improved notifications center puts this information front and center:
Are you using OS X 10.6/10.7? No worries, we use Growl so it handles everything for you. If you’re on Mountain Lion, we use the notification centre so you’ve got more granular control over notifications. Prior to Mountain Lion, you could use Growl to control the notification granularity. We find them really useful; especially when we’re expecting changes we need in our local copy.
Atlassian ID Integration
SourceTree won’t cost you a penny but we do ask you to register to continue using it after your 30 day trial. Registration helps us gather useful statistics that we use build a better SourceTree. Still, we know registration costs you time, so we’ve improved it. We’ve redesigned registration as a two-step process from within SourceTree. No more web registration. Even better, the in-product registration creates an Atlassian ID that can you can use with other Atlassian products.
Have you noticed our new icons? They’ve been out but now we’d like to point them out. We think our new icons have a fresh look that brings SourceTree in line with the rest of Atlassian’s product family.
Mac App Store Note
A final note just to say that we no longer publish to the Mac App Store due to sandboxing restrictions. Check Steve’s blog post about sandboxing for more information.
And much more…
- You can now Log Selected… on multiple files at once.
- The push sheet in Mercurial shows which branch you’re pushing to.
- New preference show the pull count for the currently checked out branch.
- Git repositories now remember the previously selected options in the pull/merge sheets.
- Support for the latest Araxis diff/merge tools.
- The “commit merged changes immediately” setting is now remembered between pulls
- Support for longer passwords for Bitbucket, Stash, GitHub and Kiln.
Work on Windows? We’ve got that covered, too. SourceTree for Windows 0.9.2.2 is now out including git-flow support! Check out our main website for more information and download.