Looks pretty; well looks almost like sublime, behaves like it as well. On the negative side, it takes time for cold startup. Might not be a big deal for everyone, but that’s how it is. It since it’s based on Google Chrome/V8(whatever) it might not be any competition to text editors like Vim or Emacs when it comes to handling large files.
Its quite likely that if you follow the steps given on Github repo it could be a
cakewalk but I was stuck with nvm issue. It requires
sudo to build the package. I run node
using nvm, so I had to include nvm in path.
So the extra step required was to run(system should have Python installed)
sudo apt-get install libgnome-keyring-dev sudo su source /home/USERNAME/.nvm/nvm.sh
Complete build steps
git clone https://github.com/atom/atom cd atom script/build # Creates application at $TMPDIR/atom-build/Atom sudo su source /home/USERNAME/.nvm/nvm.sh sudo script/grunt install # Installs command to /usr/local/bin/atom sudo script/grunt mkdeb # Generates a .deb package at $TMPDIR/atom-build
HTH somebody who is trying to get Atom editor running on Ubuntu. I suppose same steps should work just fine on Debian as well.