Sunday, December 24, 2017

How to Install Atom Text Editor 1.23.1 on Ubuntu 17.10

   Atom is a text editor that's modern, approachable, yet hackable to the core a tool you can customize to do anything but also use productively without ever touching a config file.

    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".

Language support
     Using the default plugins, the following languages are supported in some aspect as of v1.5.1: HTML, CSS, Less, Sass, GitHub Flavored Markdown, C/C++, C#, Go, Java, Objective-C, JavaScript, JSON, CoffeeScript, Python, PHP, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, shell script, Clojure, Perl, Git, Make, Property List (Apple), TOML, XML, YAML, Mustache & SQL.

Atom 1.23.1 changelog: 
  • Fixed an uncaught exception in find-and-replace
  • Fix flaky package manager spec
  • :arrow_up: atom-keymap@8.2.6
  • Fix mouseup listener cleanup when dragging in text editor
  • Fix faded application icons on macOS 10.13
  • Fix slowness in Cursor.getCurrentWordBufferRange
  • Update first-mate
  • :art: Shortened last three methods in color class
  • :arrow_up: electron@1.6.14
  • Preserve indentation when toggling comments on whitespace-only lines
  • Fix rendering bug when folds cause the vertical scrollbar to disappear with soft wrapping enabled
  • Prompt to save when unloading if editor is in conflict
  • Update the stale markComment message
  • aClear dimensions cache when approximate screen line count changes
  • Clear the dimensions cache after updating the soft wrap column
  • Decaffeinate Gutter
  • See changelog for more

Installation instructions: 
    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 1.23.1 DEB package if PPA is yet to be updated

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi

$ wget

$ 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

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