How To Install Atom 0.190.0 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 0.190.0, which has been released a while ago, coming with the below changes:

  • There is now an application:add-project-folder command to add a project folder to the current window. It is bound to Cmd-Shift-O on Mac and Ctrl-Alt-O on Linux and Windows. You can also access it from the File menu
  • You can now launch Atom in 1.0 API preview mode. Run atom with the -1 or –one command line flag to start Atom with all the deprecated APIs removed. This is a great way to test if your packages are 1.0 compatible before 1.0 is released. You can also launch a window in API preview mode using the application:open-api-preview command available from the command palette.
  • Fixed a regression where the cursor position was not being restored after undo in some cases
  • Fixed a regression on Linux where using the clipboard would crash Atom
  • One UI themes got variable font size, color improvements, framed editor and a themed markdown-preview
  • Fixed an issue where the initial ~/.atom/config.cson file could be corrupted on the very first launch of Atom

 how to install Atom 0.190.0 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 0.190.0 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 0.190.0 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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