Atom 1.7.1 Has Been Released

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 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:

The latest Atom versions are available via some third party PPA, so installing an up to date version of the text editor on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and derivative systems like Linux Mint 17.x and Elementary OS 0.3 Freya systems should not cause too many problems.

You need to add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the atom package:

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

If you are not happy with Atom and want to uninstall it, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove atom

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