We’re happy to announce the release of SourceTree 1.8 for Mac. This release includes the much anticipated Subtree support and important Mavericks updates to improve stability.
Submodules were a feature of Git that many people had trouble working with and so subtrees were introduced as a way to solve many of the problems submodules introduced. We’re happy to announce that you can do all of this right from within SourceTree with a little zest added to make subtrees even easier to manage.
SourceTree stores subtree metadata so you can simply pull commits from your remote into your subtree without having to provide the same information over and over. Take a look at Atlassian’s blog “Alternatives To Git Submodule: Git Subtree” to find out more information about how to use Subtree with Git.
Mavericks Updates and Fixes
With a big thanks to the community we’ve been able to track down any outstanding compatibility issues with Mavericks. Version 1.8 of SourceTree includes a fix for the ‘error on commit’ issue, as well as startup crashes that a small number of users were experiencing.
We want to make SourceTree an even better product for you, our users, and to do this we’d love your help in finding out how you use our product. In version 1.8 you’ll get a popup asking if it’s OK to gather some data about how you use the product. We want to emphasize that no personal data is taken whatsoever.
Other fixes / updates
- Upgraded the embedded Git version from 1.7.11 to 22.214.171.124
- Bookmarks window resize bug fixed when making the window too small
- Now detects the existence of GPG when setting it in SourceTree preferences
- Can now use your system Mercurial
- Visual improvement, patch sheet has had borders added it to it
- Selecting ‘lightweight tag’ now disabled the message text input
- The create pull request dialog is now skipped under certain circumstances