How To Install Atom 0.196.0 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 0.196.0, which has been released a while ago, coming with the below changes:

  • Fixed an issue where opening certain PHP files would freeze the editor
  • alt-0 through alt-9 now switch to the corresponding tab index on Windows
  • Fixed an issue where calls to certain deprecated APIs were not attributed to the correct package
  • Fixed an issue where creating a BufferedProcess would throw an error instead of emitting it in certain circumstances
  • Added the –profile-startup command line option to create a CPU profile for the startup of an Atom window
  • DejaVu Sans Mono is now the default editor font on Linux
  • Reseting the window’s font size now restores it to the value at startup instead of the default config value
  • The Fuzzy Finder now has a config option to preserve the search text across opens
  • The Fuzzy Finder now has a config option to search all panes before opening instead of just the active one
  • Fixed an issue on Linux and Windows where running certain apm commands failed with a Could not determine current Atom version installed message
  • Panes can now be resized by dragging and dropping their boundaries
  • Opening Atom without the command line (e.g. using the dock on OSX) now re-opens any previously opened windows
  • Atom now ships its main code bundle as an asar archive file. This makes installing, updating, and launching
  • Atom quicker by doing significantly fewer file reads and faster decompression
  • Fixed an issue where the fuzzy finder would fail to show files if the project contained a broken symlink
  • Fixed an issue where find and replace would fail to complete if the project contained a broken symlink
  • Added a custom notification when stylesheet errors prevent themes and packages from loading
  • Sped up parsing CSS selectors and calculating CSS selector specificity which should improve startup time
  • Sped up loading of bundled keymaps and system menus which should improve startup time
  • Fixed an issue where certain .less files would be synchronously compiled on the very first launch of Atom making it load significantly slower
  • The core.followSymlinks config setting now defaults to true
  • Fixed issues with bundled packages not working correctly in 1.0 API preview mode (atom –one)
  • 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 0.196.0 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 0.196.0 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 0.196.0 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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