Any idea on when SourceTree will no longer refresh every time something covered by the ignore file changes?
Right now this can turn the application unusable until certain processes have finished writing to a file that's not even worth bothering about anyway.
Currently SourceTree for Windows will still refresh on all changed files even if they are part of .gitignore. SourceTree is just listening for file changes.
Keeping track of all the .gitignore (global and local) changes and filtering the events will need a clever cache because reading the ignore files every time would be far too slow with the number of file events that come through, this is why it hasn't been done yet but it is being in the following report:
I like the idea, but I don't know that SourceTree itself uses the .gitignore file. Almost all of its operations are git commands, and those git commands take the ignore file into account. Obviously whatever process watches for changes is an exception.
You may file a bug report or feature request on support.atlassian.com, and post the link here. If you do so, I'll vote it up.
Supported Platforms macOS Sourcetree has a lot to offer and, like many developer tools, finding and using it all can be a challenge, especially for a new user. Everyone might not love ...
Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!Find a group
Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!
Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.Start an AUG
We're bringing product updates and pro tips on teamwork to ten cities around the world.Save your spot