Atom is a free and open-source text and source code editor for OS X, Linux, and Windows with support for plug-ins written in Node.js, and embedded Git Control, developed by GitHub. Atom is a desktop application built using web technologies. Most of the extending packages have free software licenses and are community-built and maintained. Atom is based on Electron (formerly known as Atom Shell), a framework that enables cross-platform desktop applications using Chromium and Node.js. It is written in CoffeeScript and Less. It can also be used as an IDE. Atom was released from beta, as version 1.0, on June 25, 2015. Its developers call it a "hackable text editor for the 21st Century".
Atom 1.22.0 changelog:
- Made a significant performance improvement fetching git status.
- Added a setting to highlight the line number in the gutter when matching brackets.
- Markdown preview panes no longer reset their scroll position to the top when the source is saved.
- Added a setting for maximum line length before soft wrapping is enforced.
- Numerous bug fixes to bundled language grammar packages.
- Changed autocomplete-plus default provider to compute suggestions natively and on a separate thread.
- See changelog for more
We can add this PPA to Ubuntu Operating Systems and install Atom text editor with few easy commands.
Open terminal and insert command line...
|$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/atom
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install atom
Install Atom 1.22.0 DEB package if PPA is yet to be updated
|$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget https://github.com/atom/atom/releases/download/v1.22.0/atom-amd64.deb
$ sudo gdebi atom-amd64.deb
Optional, to remove Atom, do:
If you want to uninstall Atom from Ubuntu Systems, run the following commands in Terminal:
|$ sudo apt-get remove atom|
If you want to remove any config directories, you can use this command:
|$ sudo apt-get purge atom|