Stash and SourceTree Differences

Bryan Trummer Community Champion Nov 05, 2014

We are migrating to GIT and want to use both Stash and SourceTree. I am trying to fully understand the main use for both products. It would appear that Stash is the REPO Management tool that only myself and the other code controller would want to have access to. SourceTree seems to be a GUI for our developers to actual do pulls etc? Am I completely off base with this?

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Hi Bryan,

Stash is a web application that hosts your git repositories for you - you might think of it as a git "server". SourceTree is a GUI "client" that allows developers to work with git repositories on their local computers. SouceTree has the ability to clone repositories from your Stash server (or any other git server).

Usually you would host one instance of Stash and grant all of your developers read and write access to some projects and repositories hosted on it. Developers would then download and install SourceTree on to their development machines themselves and use it to work with their own local copies, or "clones", of the repositories hosted on Stash. 

Hope this clears it up for you!



Bryan Trummer Community Champion Nov 05, 2014

Thanks Tim. I appreciate the insight!

There are several user-facing features on the Stash web interface (pull requests for code review, various ways of looking at history, etc.), so the developers need to have access to it as well. (Of course, they will not have admin rights in Stash or on the server machine.)

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