How to Install Atom 1.7.1 on Fedora 22, Fedora 21 and CentOS 7

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 writing: 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 1.7.1, which has been recently released, bringing a few changes only.

  • Add ELECTRON_NO_ATTACH_CONSOLE in BufferedNodeProcess

Installation instructions:

Atom is available for Fedora 22, Fedora 21 and CentOS 7 systems via the COPR repositories, so installing it on your system should not cause many problems. Unfortunately, Atom is available only for 64 bit (x86_64) systems.

Both Yum (default package manager till Fedora 22) and DNF (the new package manager of Fedora 22) have some pluging that permit the users to easily add and enable COPR repositories to their systems.

How to install Atomon on 64 bit Fedora 22 systems:

$ sudo dnf install dnf-plugins-core
$ sudo dnf copr enable helber/atom
$ sudo dnf update
$ sudo dnf install atom

Optional, to remove atom, do:

$ sudo dnf remove atom

How to install Atom on 64 bit Fedora 21 and CentOS 7 systems:

$ sudo yum install yum-plugin-copr
$ sudo yum copr enable helber/atom
$ sudo yum update
$ sudo yum install atom

Optional, to remove atom, do:

$ sudo yum remove atom

 

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