SourceTree aims to simplify development pipeline

SourceTree aims to simplify development pipeline
Aaron Lee

By Aaron Lee

March 22nd 2013 at 10:08AM

Free desktop client enables developers to 'make the most of Git'

Software provider Atlassian has released SourceTree for Windows, a free desktop client for Git and Mercurial distributed version control systems (DVCS).

SourceTree was previously only available for Mac and allows developers to interface with distributed Git source repositories through a desktop client. The software integrates with Bitbucket, a cloud-based hosting service for software development projects using DVCS, and Stash, an on-premise DVCS solution for enterprise teams managing their code on-site. SourceTree can also connect with other code-hosting services, including GitHub, Kiln, Microsoft Team Foundation Server and proprietary DVCS servers.

“Whether you’re working on Mac or Windows, behind the firewall or in the cloud, our tools will bring you the power of Git while making adoption a breeze. With this latest release of SourceTree, we now provide a full complement of tools that will help you and your development team make the most of Git,” said Justen Stepka, product manager for SourceTree and Bitbucket. “We see huge potential for the Windows platform.”

The management tool aims to simplify how developers interact with and manage code repositories.

Atlassian says SourceTree can help newcomers and more advanced DVCS veterans alike by allowing them to organise repositories with an intuitive bookmarks window, visualise work changes over time, detect and resolve conflicts, search commit histories for changes and review file logs, stage and stash code changes until ready to pus and customise actions to support individual commands, among other things.

SourceTree for Windows (Git only) is free and available for download at sourcetreeapp.com.