Usability question regarding the Pull dialog

Why does the SourceTree Pull dialog have a WARNING for the Rebase checkbox? (WARNING: make sure you haven't pushed your changes)

Maybe I'm missing something but isn't it impossible to Push if you need to Pull so why the WARNING?

Also wouldn't it also make more sense to use an option button. i.e. user can chose either a Merge Option or a Rebase Option and not 2 checkboxes.

Also, I guess the first 3 checkboxes don't make any sense when Rebase is used?

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The warning is relevant for anyone that uses Git in a distributed fashion. In other words - more than one remote.

On SourceTree for windows there is only one check box ("Rebase instead of merge").

I agree, the first three checkboxes should probably be disabled when rebase is checked.

Ah yes, makes sense if you already pushed to 1 of your remotes. Thanks.


Raised JIRA for a UI improvement:

https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/SRCTREEWIN-1445


The warning is relevant for anyone that uses Git in a distributed fashion. In other words - more than one remote.

On SourceTree for windows there is only one check box ("Rebase instead of merge").

I agree, the first three checkboxes should probably be disabled when rebase is checked.

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