Atlassian, provider of the popular Bitbucket free code hosting service and collaboration software for product development teams, today announced a major addition to its popular Git solutions: SourceTree, a free desktop client for Git and Mercurial distributed version control systems (DVCS) is now available for download on the Microsoft Windows platform (previously only available for Mac). SourceTree for Windows allows developers to interface with distributed Git source repositories through a simple desktop client. SourceTree 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. SourceTree for Windows Beta is available today for download at http://sourcetreeapp.com.
“SourceTree beats everything else I’ve looked at for presenting the information I want and then simply getting out of the way,” said Julian Adams of Mad Atom Games, an independent video game developer. “We use SourceTree because it stops revision control being a problem and let’s us get on with making games! For our Windows users, SourceTree makes sense of the Git experience like nothing else.”
“With the explosive growth of Git amongst developer populations, enterprises are increasingly in search of tools to smooth its learning curve for employees,” said Stephen O’Grady, principal analyst with RedMonk. “And with millions of businesses using Windows worldwide, SourceTree’s new Windows version will not lack for an addressable market.”
SourceTree simplifies how developers interact with and manage code repositories, and fits seamlessly into a developer’s workflow. It automates complex command line operations and enables users to visualize change sets across multiple branches and forks. With SourceTree, newbies and more advanced DVCS veterans alike can:
· Commit, push, pull and merge changes easily with a click of a button
· Organize repositories with an intuitive bookmarks window
· Visualize work changes over time with SourceTree’s log view
· Detect and resolve conflicts
· Search commit histories for changes and review file logs
· Stage and stash code changes until ready to push
· Customize actions to support individual commands
“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 afull 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.”
SourceTree for Windows (Git only) is free and available for download at sourcetreeapp.com. Bitbucket offers teams and individuals unlimited private Git or Mercurial repos for free and can be downloaded at bitbucket.org. Stash is immediately available for download at http://www.atlassian.com/software/stash/download.