So the current version of Sourcetree is absolutely hammering my battery life. Is anyone else experiencing this, is there a reason? A fix?
I noticed it after enabling pipelines for our new serverless repo and I've been watching the usage while writing this, hasn't dipped below 40. My battery dropped 40% in an hour.
Edit: assuming related to this
Hi @Richard Cane,
They aren't related, the Windows and Mac apps are entirely different 😀
That said, the performance spike is related to enabling Pipelines most likely, as you noted. Disabling the Build Status column should drop the performance impact down. We know this isn't good and plan on addressing in a future release.
Principal Developer, Sourcetree
Thanks for getting back to me. I've hidden the build status column as instructed and it's had no effect, though I've noticed it might just have an anxious disposition. Whatever causes this energy usage appears to only occur when the Sourcetree app is in the foreground.
I don't remember, but I must have had Sourcetree open in the meeting where my battery went spiralling. I don't know if there's a more scientific way to gather metrics for this, I'd be happy to if you can tell me :)
The current version seems fine for me, if I watch my activity monitor I sometimes very briefly see the actual usage spike while it does something, but the average usage is as low as I'd expect it to be now.
(I'm using v4.0.1 (234) and have the build monitor column hidden. Sourcetree is usually running all the time with at least one repo open)
Still murdering it in 2021, I'm afraid. :)
Somehow, even though CPU usage is unnoticeable on my i9 MacBook 16, it determines the CPU to boost a lot higher and to use up more power.
And this happens when just sitting apparently idle in the background.
Check out these graphs, see how they suddenly drop in the middle? That's Sourcetree being closed down. :)
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