I work daily with an editor and I’ve already shared with you guys my love for Sublime Text. This doesn’t mean I do not try and get interested in other editors. I actually follow and contribute (ok - only once so far) to the Brackets editor which I found very interesting but at the end not entirely covering my use cases/workflow.
Recently Github released their own editor - Atom. I wanted to test it out, but at the moment there are only Mac builds.
Option 1: Install from PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/atom sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install atom
Option 2: Build latest version of Atom
These are the requirements to be able to build:
- OS with 64-bit architecture
- node.js v0.10.x
- npm v1.4.x
sudo apt-get install libgnome-keyring-dev
sudo npm config set python /usr/bin/python2 -gto ensure that gyp uses Python 2
And to build this is these would be the commands to type:
git clone https://github.com/atom/atom cd atom script/build # Creates application at /tmp/atom-build/Atom sudo script/grunt install # Installs command to /usr/local/bin/atom script/grunt mkdeb # Generates a .deb package at /tmp/atom-build
Now it’s time to play around - create own package / find a bug to dig a bit into the code and or contribute in the Atom community guide, Splitting Atoms.