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I hate SourceTree product because of its not fixing bugs.

SourceTree does not work with required features:

 - update from remote branch brakes everytime

 - merge is completely awful - it just does not work!


Please, make this project chargeable for EPAM not to use it!

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First of all, I a talking about GIT repository.

1. First is about merge request to be handled. I Always(!!) face this issue every my merging from main branch. Merge request, that could be done within 10 minutes always (for the last year) takes at least 2 hours. Here is an example video:

2. As for updating from remote branch - I often (but not always) face an issue, when:

   - update from remote branch somehow brakes,

   - SourceTree leave all garbage that it createed in place

   - this garbage is not showing, but proceeding working with repository could even brake it (I had one moment when I just had an orphaned commit with my required changes, and we know, that SourceTree cannot work with them at all)

   - SourceTree could show an actual state of the git repository only after it's restart


   - only after several restarts (3 - 5 restarts?), while doing the same things again and again, it becomes available to update GIT branch from the remote branch.


As you could see here, for these two simple steps I spend an hours instead of several minutes. This is completely useless.

You could take a look to SmartGit and you would find, that it does not have this issues completely for this really simple and really useful functionality. I work with my home project only using SmartGit.


I've updated everything I could to the latest version - SourceTree, GIT inside SourceTree especially after face with this issue.

And now I would ask - does one need a git tool when you cannot update and merge??

Mike Corsaro Atlassian Team Jul 09, 2018

Hmmm... could you reupload the recording as a mp4 or something that's not Flash? Thanks!

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Mike Corsaro Atlassian Team Jul 06, 2018

Hello! Could you tell me more details about the problem you're having?

  • How does update from remote branch break? Do you get any error dialogs?
  • How does merge break? Sourcetree doesn't handle merges by default (they're created by either Git or Mercurial). If you're having a hard time with them we allow you to configure your own diff tool -- you can use almost any tool you'd like 🙂


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