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SourceTree for Linux

danilo2 March 18, 2013

Hi!

Do you plan to release SourceTree for Linux?

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March 3, 2017

Hi Everyone, 

Thanks for the support and interest in a Linux client. Unfortunately, we do not have any plans to build SourceTree for Linux. 

Best,

Rahul

timbaileyjones March 5, 2017

Think long and hard before deleting this thread.  Scrubbing this forum of evidence of so many ardent requests over a such a long period for something as straightforward and obvious as a Linux version of SourceTree WILL BE WIDELY derided in the developer world.

Historically, this dismissal of Linux developers is exactly why so many of us distrust Microsoft, Adobe and other closed-source shops. although they must be given credit for changing their tune recently in creating 100% open source apps like VSCode, and Brackets.   This occasion would be a great opportunity for Atlassian to follow suit.  And keep in mind, most of the upvotes here are merely asking for a Linux port, not for SourceTree source code to actually be publicly released.

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March 5, 2017

How come this was accepted as an answer?

Are you trolling Mr Rahul Chhabria? Is there a moderator on this site?

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Nate Gardner March 13, 2017

I will never use an Atlassian product again. Deleting this thread without even preserving an archive shows how little Atlassian cares about its users. The overwhelming desire of Atlassian's users to have SourceTree on Linux has been completely disregarded, and it shows just how out of touch your company is. 

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G Hu March 14, 2017

I would suggest you contact the CEO's of Atlassian. Google for: Atlassian contact the CEO

I tried it, and got pretty much the same response from the same person who posted above (Rahul, product manager for SourceTree), so at least Rahul got the message I sent... I don't know if the CEO(s) actually received my comment, but if enough people 'Contact the CEO' perhaps the message will be heard.

I will repeat that this is a very strange position for Atlassian to take. Perhaps they are afraid of the competition from the likes of gitk, gitg, GitEye, giggle or Git Cola... All are free git gui's.

In fact, maybe one or more of those will replace SourceTree on the other platforms as well. I myself have certainly lost that loving feeling for Atlassian.

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Chris Myers April 11, 2017

To be honest, I'm not surprised; every single issue that I've upvoted or watched has had the same basic reaction from Atlassian, no matter how simple it is to implement, or how many upvotes it has, or what the potential ramifications of the issue are.

While I love Atlassian products, they really do seem to do whatever they want, regardless of what the customer asks for. Which is rather a bit backwards IMO.

Some examples are:

Usability enhancement:
https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRACLOUD-3406
https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRASERVER-3406

Internet standard functionality bug:
https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRASERVER-9380
https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRACLOUD-9380

Enhancement request:
https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONFCLOUD-5002
https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONFSERVER-5002

Major Security issue (potential for FERPA violations, etc.):
https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRACLOUD-3893
https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRASERVER-3893

Regression bug:
https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRACLOUD-37294
https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRASERVER-37294

Interoperability bug:
https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRACLOUD-36960
https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRASERVER-36960

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Scott Saccone May 2, 2017

Hope you reconsider, Linux client would be very useful. It's really the only relevant platform for me.

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Kai May 9, 2017

So, Atlassian Answers was moved to Atlassian Community. Still, this thread is not deleted. Does that mean it stays? 

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May 10, 2017

I really loved using SourceTree when I was developing on a Windows machine. But recently I had to switch to Ubuntu, which I really like, but the main tool I miss is a really good Git gui. So I was a bit surprised when I found out that SourceTree is not available on Linux :(

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Neile Havens June 26, 2017

Looks like the feature request is in JIRA for SourceTree for Mac. Maybe if we all add our vote there, we'll get some attention.

SRCTREE-2991

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September 28, 2017

Seriously? Delete this conversation? LOL.

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October 11, 2017

If not Linux, how about a platform-independent browser-based client then?  Please?

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James Rogers October 25, 2017

Gitkraken.

It's better.  No, really.  It's better.

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November 8, 2017

You know what James.  I may have to agree with you.  I was looking for a good way to store code with a small team who weren't that versed in Git.  I just downloaded GitKraken and I think the UI is so much easier to use than SourceTree.

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November 13, 2017

Is there some kind of dislike button?

For all of you searching a good client for linux, use GitKraken instead.

No a Donald Trump quote:

sad!

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November 13, 2017

What about opensourcing SourceTree to let the community make a linux version?

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November 30, 2017

are you kidding? still no support for linux planned? this is absolutely paltry.

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Deleted user January 15, 2018

+1 for Linux. I really can't accept this answer as an answer.

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March 6, 2018

Seriously no Linux version planned? As many other teams, we use all 3 main OS here, we need tools that work on all of them. Learn from VSCode or Gitkraken, they do it right. Uninstalling :(

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"Seriously no Linux version planned? As many other teams, we use all 3 main OS here, we need tools that work on all of them. Learn from VSCode or Gitkraken, they do it right.'

Yep, quite unbelievable, in 2018. 

Especially, from a company that makes money from running Java server applications on Linux servers. If anything, basic decency dictates to release your Git client for Linux.

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Georgi Kirilov March 25, 2018

Would love to see SourceTree on Linux.
Please make it happen.

Thanks

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June 4, 2018

Sourcetree for Linux? Who cares? Try Gitkraken and be happy!

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It was a great time with SourceTree on Mac OS X, but macOS get's worse with every release since Steve is dead. I switched to Linux (first elementary OS and now NixOS) some years ago, also at work. I would love to be able to use SourceTree on Linux, but this 5 years old issue shows that Atlassian don't cares about the wishes of it's customers and i will not use their software again.

Now i use the integrated git UI in Atom editor for commits and terminal for more complex tasks.

I will delete my account here after this post.

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Ben June 7, 2018

Off course we need  Sourcetree in Linux.

+1  for Source tree in Linux.

Why there is source tree for Windows and not for Linux?

I think most developers use Linux OS compared to Windows.

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Ali Akdurak June 30, 2018

Never lose hope :) I am still waiting for the port.

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July 24, 2018

Don't bring your application for Linux, we really don't need it.
GitKraken is powerfull, beautifull enough!

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August 27, 2018

Yeah I guess they don't want to compete with GitKraken. I would, just to help bring in startups and new users with Linux backgrounds/workflows. I'd write it all in electron too make it simple to drop a Linux release, but then I think that's exactly what GitKraken did. 

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We adopted JIRA, bitbucket, Confluence, etc. I am leading the way to dumping Windows. In my opinion, Mac is an expensive and tedious system. We don't use the old collaboration tools much anymore like MS Office. It was a last desperate move for Office to go online, but they've sealed their fate. Bye bye.

Expect the linux share to grow. Atlassian will be enabling the flight from Windows. Where will those users go? Linux beats Mac among professional developers on Stack Overflow. They are your market too.

"Windows Desktop was the most commonly used platform by developers, followed by Linux Desktop." --- Platforms, Stack Overflow 2017

Charles Robertson October 6, 2018

Is it possible to use SourceTree with Mono or Wine, on Ubuntu 18+? I have had to use Linux for the first time at my new job and I have managed to use Navicat for MySQL with Wine, and Telerik's Fiddler with the Mono framework. Maybe someone who understands these technologies could port the Window's version of SourceTree?

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October 8, 2018

I got to admit this is making a joke of Linux, git was invented to add version control to Linux kernel. I don't understand why developers do this, i would pay twice the price to have stuff on Linux and they still do not do it!

 

MAKE IT HAPPEN!

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James Barwick  I want to kiss you for introducing me to GitKraken!

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January 24, 2019

isn't it time for us to make our own opensource git client? It think we should plan and make it happen because all available git clients for linux aren't so good as source tree or gitkraken.

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Matt Kernes January 24, 2019

It's been time for a long time. We could have done this long ago, honestly. And my guess is that when we start doing this, we'll find there's fewer and fewer reasons to need Atlassian.

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February 21, 2019

Atlassian doesn't understand and doesn't care about their customers.

AndrasS April 10, 2019

You will have to revise your decision of not supporting SourceTree on Linux.

In the 2019 StackOverflow Developer survey, Linux is now measured to be used as the developer's primary operating system in equal share  as MacOS  (~25% both).

See the survey:

https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2019?utm_content=launch-post&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=dev-survey-2019#technology-_-developers-primary-operating-systems

Given that the most loved technology is Linux among developers (see the survey) - by a large margin -  this share will only grow further.

You are already late with your product development, these trends didn't start yesterday.

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Well an interesting thread which have convinced me to stop using SourceTree

Bishoy Mushraky May 2, 2019

Another reason for why Atlassian strategies sucks. How come no Linux client? Evil Microsoft provides linux clients for their tools like VSCODE.

I'm uninstalling sourcetree from my macbook as well since im not able to install it on my linux laptop

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That's ridiculous. Linux Torvalds invented Git and you guys don't support Linux. Just created my account to post this. Now deleting.

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you people gotta be kidding us.Of all systems,you go type there with a straight face and give the Linux community  the middle finger..like y'all don't learn from history.You can't shun Linux and prosper.those are mutually exclusive events right there.That said,I'm loving Gitkraken,and I hate monopoly,so,peace...

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What the hell? Of all the programs to not be available on Linux, I least suspected my favorite source control tool.

I'm jumping ship from Microsoft since Windows 7 support is ending soon, and Windows 10 is one of the worst OS I've ever used.

A damn shame, really.

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I'm moving to Linux. Please make SourceTree available for Linux.

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Louis van Senden February 10, 2020

+1

Pavel O_ March 4, 2020

We need a Linux git client for Ubuntu.

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March 11, 2020

How embarrassing is this answer?

Reason one: Git it self was develop to support Linux kernel development.

Reason Two: It is 2020!! =/

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Mike Eggleston March 11, 2020

This is beyond embarrassing. Developing on Linux has become easier and easier; and the excuse of "it is too hard" or "there are too many distros" are just obsolete. They can make an AppImage (https://appimage.org/) and it will work for all distros!

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Paul Mansfield January 4, 2021

I've been using linux on the desktop for way over 10 years, and it's trivial to get it running on most laptops, these days so I agree that if Atlassian want to be taken seriously, they need to do this. Also, with the increasing lock down of apple products, there will be an increased flow of refugees from MacOs to linux.

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We are already in 2022 and they still don't take linux seriously. :(

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+1 for a linux client

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…hoping it would work under FreeBSD too. (it can run Linux binaries)

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So Atlassian - seems that open source community waits :)

Some of us:

And some others:

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I'm the second one vk... u.u

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:D

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Yes, UBUNTU Linux please!

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+1  please


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+1 Ubuntu Linux

Ravaelles August 26, 2016

+1 Ubuntu

Nate Gardner March 5, 2017

What a company. Look how many users this "agile" company is completely ignoring!

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2013-2017 and still no Linux client with so many users asking. Why??? Just opensource it and let the community do it for you!

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+1 Ubuntu

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+1 - and remember to UPVOTE the JIRA ticket to create a Linux client:
https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/SRCTREE-2991

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+1 Ubuntu

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+1 ubuntu

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+1 yes please

edoardo October 25, 2017

+1 it would be VERY appreciated.
I suggest you to eventually investigate in professional support on .NET platform porting on *NIX platforms (if, as I think, it's your case).

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+1 Ubuntu

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Tools like Unreel Engine 4 compile and run on Linux. It'd be nice to have a good Git GUI on Windows, Mac, and Linux. I would pick Sourcetree, but I guess I'll do Gitkraken. Gitkraken runs on all of those platforms.

Linux has been my primary OS since Microsoft wants to take too much control with Windows 10. Even so, I still have VSCode, MonoDevlop, clang, Blender, Audacity, and gcc.

There's no reason not to build for Linux. Do you really want to use a mac when it can give you root without a password?

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+1 for linux

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+1 to any linux distro, the rest, the Community will manage to port to others, I think. Or at least make it usable with WINE please.

P.S. You see the label "I'M NEW HERE" ? I sign up here only for encouraging SourceTree developers to develop linux version. I believe "NEW ONES HERE" above did the same thing. 

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+1 for linux, too.

A friend recommended me that tool, but as it's not available for linux I just won't use it.

Makes me thinking: Are the atlassian hosted BitBucket and Jira instances so damn slow because I live between the mountains or is it because they host them on Windows Servers? Maybe I should search for a new shore on that topic as well.

Matt Kernes October 10, 2018

OS isn't the issue. They're slow because they're bloated. Open your network panel in the dev tools and check out how much it's downloading before and after rendering, as well as how many external calls are made.

Customers notice every 10ms of time spent churning a page. Slow rendering is actually more harmful to a UX than slow response time.

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+1 for linux client.

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+ for linux client

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XaeroDegreaz May 27, 2013

SourceTree for Linux

Andrew Shvets December 23, 2014

You sir, have hit the nail on the head :) .

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@Rahul Chhabria Please think about it again.

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Thanks for the note. My apologies though, I don't work at Atlassian anymore. Please reach out @bgannin for more information about this topic. 

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+1 for Linux version.

Remember that exist Git thanks to Linus Torvalds and their team.

I too will donate for that.

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Yup, was surprised, that possibly the best GUI for git is not present on the platform that is (was) git's raison d'etre. thats some industrial grade irony there..

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Haha ! this will be the biggest joke of this century!!!

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Alexander Trauzzi May 14, 2013

+10000000 for Linux version.

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I give my vote for Linux version too. I saw ST at my colleagues using Macs and I have to admit that it is brilliant piece of software

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Mac vs Linux... isnt that almost a UI based port? I mean Mac is primarily Linux under the hood right?

Matt Kernes December 12, 2018

I think Mac is FreeBSD, not Linux. But they're very close.

There's definitely more than just a UI port, but that isn't the reason this isn't happening. Atlassian isn't going to do it. They could have done it 6 years ago if they wanted to. They hinted at it, then abandoned the idea.

Also, we (as developers) could have just made a solid Linux version of it by now if we just tried and open sourced it. If we made it in Electron (or similar), we could make it cross platform with an entire community maintaining it and leaving the Atlassian anti-developer attitude in the past.

francescojo December 12, 2018

@Gary Cartagena Well, they are 'SIMILAR' under the hood, but both two are different. As @Matt Kernes said, FreeBSD is UNIX(or, UNIX-like system), not Linux.

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December 13, 2018

Mac's kernel is called Darwin, and it has borrowed heavily from the BSD family: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin_(operating_system)

The core libraries behind Mac's and Linux's GUIs have absolutely no overlap at all, although there are cross-platform libraries that abstract this away.

Anyway, Mac and Linux are similar so far as they both have very rich, well-featured command lines in which to get real work done, and they don't suck down every little virus that comes along. 

Given that Linus Torvalds (author of Linux) wrote GIT, it is astounding that Atlassian thinks it's okay to ignore Linux as a target platform for SourceTree.  That is more tone-deaf than any politician has ever been.  #knowYourRoots

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Matt Kernes December 13, 2018

I'm fully convinced that Atlassian doesn't care about developers at all. They only care that they're on top of the mountain of cash that they wouldn't have without developers. They're very short sided.

Atlassian is also sitting on a mountain of requests from the community for simple things like managing session timeouts and adding a way to highlight text in Confluence; something that all WYSIWYG have.

The trivial stuff Atlassian ignores makes me truly believe that they only care about 3rd party affiliates selling plug-ins and features Atlassian won't make (or remove from existing functionality).

The sole of this company is gone.

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+1 for a Linux version. Linux is still lagging a comprehensive git gui bare "smart git". No Tortoise Git for Linux eighter (the Linux fork is in early alpha stages). A port to Linux would be awesome, even if we have to wait a bit =)

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March 22, 2016

Agreed.  I used to like Smart Git, but after using SourceTree, I have to admit it's just not as good.

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February 21, 2017

For private use gitkraken is worth to try.

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May 14, 2013

+1 for Linux.

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Niels Stargardt April 11, 2013

+1 for a Linux-Client or at least a description how to make it run on Mono.

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April 15, 2013

We've not attempted to make it work under Mono, but as far as I'm aware Mono doesn't support running applications written in some of the frameworks we use.

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Niels Stargardt April 15, 2013

That's a pitty. Why you have choose c# if you only wan't to run it unter windows?

Anyways does this mean a Linux version has no chance?

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April 15, 2013

We don't want to run SourceTree to only be on Windows. SourceTree is for both the Mac and Windows (and for the last few years has been a Mac-only application). The Mac and Windows development streams are different. The Mac version is written in Objective-C and the Windows version in C#. We targeted the platforms specifically for the best possible experience by leveraging the platform-specific features.

We don't have any immediate plans for Linux, but that could change, just as it did for Windows. Right now we're focussing on making the Mac and Windows versions better.

Mark Gillespie June 9, 2014

Although the Windows version seems to have stalled, no updates in months, and no mention of why the delays, and some nasty bugs and performance problems hanging around.

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May 14, 2014

linux version

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September 9, 2013

Here's my input:

  • I want SourceTree on Linux (so does everyone else in this thread)

Solution:

  • Start a KickStarter / IndieGoGo campaign, and you'll have the funding / resources to implement it (this thread would at least imply that it would be the case).
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+1 for this solution

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March 3, 2015

+1

Katharina Sabel March 25, 2015

But that would imply that Atlassian doesn't have Apples dick in their mouth -_-

Chris Myers March 25, 2015

Incredibly unprofessional, offensive comment there :(

jarrodchesney March 25, 2015

I’m offended because she implied Apple was bad, not by the language, i’ve heard bad words in the past. She just has Apple Envy - maybe she has to use a PC ;-)

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July 14, 2015

Great solution, even past almost 2 years.

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December 11, 2015

I'm offended because everybody knows it's "Apple's" not "Apples"

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danilo2 April 15, 2013

Why didnt you choose the Java / Qt libraries (C++ / Python) / C# with mono ready libraries / Web application bundled with for example chrome? You would have 1 codebase and crossplatform product ...

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April 15, 2013

This was all taken into consideration when we discussed how we were going to go about it. The end decision was to target the platform using libraries/languages specifically for that platform. My comment on this thread answers this already.

saml June 19, 2014

For a full cross-platform framework, I would rat