SourceTree 1.4 for Windows kills performance

I updated this morning to SourceTree 1.4 for Windows. When I let the installer re-launch SourceTree, it basically just hung. No matter which of my repos I chose, I just got an endless (I gave it about 5 minutes) spinning icon. It never did show me the status of my repository.

Then, I noticed that Windows in general was very sluggish, so I popped open task manager to find that my cpu (8 core i7) was being 100% utilized by several (8, maybe?) instances of git.exe that had been launched by SourceTree.

I quickly uninstalled SourceTree, and reinstalled version 1.3.3. I will stick with that, until this issue gets sorted out.

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Have you logged this as an issue with Sourcetree at https://jira.atlassian.com?

Whilst Atlassian do read stuff here, they might not pick this up as an issue. If you log it, they'll look into it.

Perfect. Thanks; I'm new to the Atlassian world.

We're not seeing any performance characteristics like that here (~50 bookmarked repos), can you reproduce this behaviour? If so please raise with more detail at https://jira.atlassian.com

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