How To Install Atom 0.169.0 On Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Atom is an open-source, multi-platform text editor developed by GitHub, having a simple and intuitive graphical user interface and a bunch of interesting features for writting: CSS, HTML, JavaScript and other web programming languages. Among others, it has support for macros, auto-completion a split screen feature and it integrates with the file manager.

The latest version available is Atom 0.169.0, which has been released a while ago, coming with the below changes:

  • Atom has a new and improved icon.
  • Fixed a regression for the editor’s background color.
  • Atom now runs on Chrome 39.
  • The Settings view layout has been greatly improved and is now easily theme-able.
  • Fixed an issue where CPU usage would increase after opening the settings view repeatedly.
  • Fixed default bracket-matcher highlight styling with the shadow DOM enabled.
  • Fixed default spell-check highlight styling with the shadow DOM enabled.
  • Fixed cursor-line highlighting in the atom-light syntax theme with the shadow DOM enabled.
  • Fixed display of deprecated API usage locations in the spec runner.
  • Atom now ships with v2.1.2 of the GitHub Octicons font.
  • Fixed an issue with custom settings associated with the C++ and Objective-C++ languages.
  • Fixed errors that would occur after uninstalling a disabled package.
  • Fixed a bug where the config was temporarily reset while multiple Atom windows were loading.
  • Fixed an issue where the Tree view would always appear after a reload.
  • The text editor component now uses the shadow DOM by default.

 how to install Atom 0.169.0 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0

In this article I will show you how to install Atom 0.169.0 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Atom 0.169.0 on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the atom package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/atom
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install atom

Optional, to remove atom, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove atom

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