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Atom 1.0 released

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After one year of beta stage, Atom, the Open-Source text editor from Github has been released in version 1.0.
With a nice video to introduce it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7aEiVw ... e=youtu.be

https://atom.io/
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I'll have to give it a try. Currently using sublime text 2. Video is pretty cool!
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Really great text editor :) I'm using it since 2015 and it's a great overall experience. The only downside is that It takes few seconds to start, even on a SSD (https://github.com/atom/atom/issues/2654).
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I have been liking atom 1.0.

After a few simple tweaks in the settings (adding indent guides and 'soft wrap'), it feels comfortable.

I came across this keyboard shortcut list:
http://www.shortcutworld.com/en/linux/A ... 9_1.0.html

which has come in handy. Most of which is the 'ctr+k then b' combo to hide the directory tree on the left.
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Jeepty wrote:I came across this keyboard shortcut list:
http://www.shortcutworld.com/en/linux/A ... 9_1.0.html
That's cool! Thanks!
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Great Video, felt like the 1960's again. :D
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Atom 1.0 released

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You are welcome killer de bug!

And regarding that video, my favorite spot is when grandma changes her theme to all green text. :mrgreen:
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Jeepty wrote:I came across this keyboard shortcut list:
http://www.shortcutworld.com/en/linux/A ... 9_1.0.html

which has come in handy. Most of which is the 'ctr+k then b' combo to hide the directory tree on the left.
When I don't remember a shortcut, I usually use CTL+SHIFT+P to open the commands palette and search the desired command (it will also tells you what is the shortcut).
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Interestingly, I just found out that the .deb file from the atom site is 64 bit only. I was attempting to put atom on a 32 bit netbook.

The ppa for atom will install a 32 bit version, and worked great.
http://askubuntu.com/questions/468359/i ... bit-ubuntu

Code: Select all

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/atom
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install atom 
On my 64 bit desktop, atom starts as quickly as sublime text, about 1 second. On the little netbook, sublime starts in about 5 seconds, atom starts in 13 seconds, quite the difference.

the netbook has a single 32 bit intel atom process, 1.6 ghz, 2 gb ram, and feels like I am driving a model T on the freeway. :lol:
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Now that a few months have passed since the release of the first stable version, I was wondering if atom was used in the community and if people like it.
I use it on a daily basis for my programming stuff with R and (a little bit of) Python. I really like it.

This is the set of extensions I use:

- Sublime Style Column Selection
- clipboard-history
- highlight-selected
- minimap
- minimap-highlight-selected
- minimap-git-diff

- file-icons
- ask-stack
- script

- autocomplete-python
- linter
- linter-flake8
- language-r

Do you have favorite packages? A special theme I should try?
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Loved the video BUT I will leave the program for you smart people :mrgreen:
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Post by MintBean »

I like the look of it but there was some little niggle that put me off last time I tried it. Maybe time for a second look?

The advert is inspired! :) Just goes to remind you that whilst modern computers may run at 1 jigaflops, they don't have nearly enough spinny bits and cast iron.
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Looks like a great editor but somehow it won't let me type a backslash ("\").
When I press the appropriate key combination (alt gr + ß, German keyboard layout) it collapses the current line instead of printing a backslash.
Unfortunately the program is not that useful to me without being able to use a backslash :(
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Installed a keyboard localization package and now everything works as intended.

So far, I'm really impressed with Atom.
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That's cool that you were able to solve this keyboard problem. :wink:
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I think it's awesome. I just don't have a real purpose for it.
For 'real' coding which in my case is mainly C/C++ and also Java I don't see myself leaving my preferred IDEs for an editor like Atom.
For the little bit of scripting in bash and python, which I do for myself, I don't really 'need' it, I learned vim a few years ago, which I also don't 'need' but I'll just stick to it.
Apart from that I like everything about Atom, the package handling inside the editor, the interface, the extensions, how easy it is to customize it, the look and feel, it's a great product for sure.
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It's a great editor, I use it often for javascript, php, html, css (this is a nice plugin: https://github.com/abe33/atom-color-highlight).
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A small update. :)

It seems that Atom is gaining in popularity. Some websites announce 1 millions active users. http://venturebeat.com/2016/03/28/githu ... ive-users/

But this had a consequence: the team is dying under feature requests and bug reports. :lol:
http://blog.atom.io/2016/04/19/managing ... ssues.html
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I tried this recently. Currently I use Sublime Text for C, Python, JS, Vala, CSS, XML, json, and pretty much every other text file I ever need to open. While I can't pinpoint any one thing it just felt slower and more sluggish. I didn't find any reason to switch. Part of it is familiarity with Sublime. It would have to give me some clear advantage to get me to make a change and I didn't see it.
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I have read all over the Internet that Sublime is faster. And I believe this is true. Atom is based on Electron and this is not famous for being fast. Sublime is made with C++ and therefore I expect it to be faster. Now to be honest, the problem is when you start Atom and I don't start it every day. And if I have to wait 3-5 seconds when I do this, it's acceptable in my opinion.

I believe also that liking Sublime or Atom is just a question of habits. I have never used Sublime and I will never. The project is not moving and the license is proprietary. I know how it will end. I have seen this in the past. :wink:
But I can understand why people loves it. It introduced a lot of nice functionalities when it appeared. And you get used to the tool you are using daily.

Atom is moving fast, as a huge community and addons are being added at a high speed.
For example yesterday I just discovered a new addon that may attract me: https://github.com/littlebee/git-time-machine
I need to test it. :)

I mainly use atom for R at the moment.
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