It is getting close to 2 years since SRCTREEWIN-2093 was filed. SourceTree has only been on a downward slope since then.
However, today's release 1.8.1 finally breaks the camel's back by making it worse in every way possible. One wonders how such a large corp can fail so badly with engineering for so long.
Here are some tweets and comments from the issue that give you a sense of how bad the issues are:
Its gotten even slower..
Now needs an Atlassian account login, which doesnt work..
@sourcetree Latest update completely broke the app. Requires me to log in again but the page to log into an existing account never loads.— Kyle Tolle (@kyletolle) February 17, 2016
PSA: do not upgrade to SourceTree 2.2. It now requires registration with Atlasssian, which straight-up doesn’t work.— Dave DeLong (@davedelong) February 16, 2016
@sourcetree Don't try to cover it up. This was not a beta. You don't push a beta out as a normal update to every user. More QA please.— Cody Watkins (@cody_watkins) February 17, 2016
GitFlow icon was removed...
@sourcetree it's not only the gitflow bugs and missing icons. the whole (1.8) app is very slow and buggy. don't you run beta tests?— Sebastian Walter (@evilbaschdi) February 17, 2016
@sourcetree …. can barely tell which branch I’m on; you appear to have removed the gitflow button. I mean everything that worked is gone.— Andrei Pop (@andreipop) February 16, 2016
Cant even do a commit..
Yay, the latest version of SourceTree crashes when you stage a file for commit, meaning it's basically unusable.— Ben Sizer (@kylotan) February 16, 2016
@sourcetree Hey i updated to 1.8.1 this morning, it crashes every 2 minutes... literrally, using windows 8.1— Alex (@FollowDiaXIs) February 17, 2016
Like the above tweeter, I have switched to GitKraken which is super fast and made by a bunch of people who seem to care.