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vasa1
May 17th, 2014, 08:48 AM
Supposed to be very similar to Sublime:
http://www.webupd8.org/2014/05/atom-text-editor-ubuntu-ppa-update.html

but it's only available as 64-bit.

nick-featch
May 17th, 2014, 03:48 PM
Yep. I've been using it all week and I'm impressed. You'll have to install some extra packages like project-manger if you want to mimic all of sublimes features for now https://atom.io/packages/search?q=project-manger

Its stable, has good Git intergration and supports many lanuages https://atom.io/packages/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=language.

I really like the Monokai theme. Also recommend adding the Autocomplete Plus package.

You should have play if you haven't already?

Oh it trims whitespace by default. You may wish to look up that package and switch it off or use something like https://github.com/zhengjia/rstrip to "fix" you're project in a single commit.

pqwoerituytrueiwoq
May 17th, 2014, 06:49 PM
I just wanted to say thank you for making this thread
this editor seems to be awesome i just tried it out, have not really done any real work with it yet but so far i really like it, i have been using geany till now wishing it had better syntax highlighting, especially handling in-line JS in HTML files
http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-05172014-015551pm.php (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-05172014-015551pm.php)
the santax higlighting is great even handles regex in js
i installed the autocomplete plus and auto complete paths addon and disabled them and cant seem to enable them
when ever i hit / it opened a bottom panel
edit: re-enabled them by editing .atom/config.cson
it is no longer opening that bottom panel web inspector anymore, no idea why it was opening on me

also grabed the color picker addon, seems it was made for a mac keyboard
is there a way to press a "cmd" key on a windows keyboard?

vasa1
May 18th, 2014, 03:11 AM
... i have been using geany till now wishing it had better syntax highlighting, especially handling in-line JS in HTML files
http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-05172014-015551pm.php (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-05172014-015551pm.php)
...
Can you upload (pastebin an html file that has in-line js). It's possible you may get better results with another colorscheme (theme). Some are here: https://github.com/kugel-/geany-themes.

Re. the rest, I haven't installed Atom as yet but hope to do so soon. I'm interested in the markdown preview option.

Linux Action Show looked at Atom at around 6:15 into this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YQpwoxBAY8

pqwoerituytrueiwoq
May 18th, 2014, 04:35 AM
Can you upload (pastebin an html file that has in-line js). It's possible you may get better results with another colorscheme (theme). Some are here: https://github.com/kugel-/geany-themes.

Re. the rest, I haven't installed Atom as yet but hope to do so soon. I'm interested in the markdown preview option.

Linux Action Show looked at Atom at around 6:15 into this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YQpwoxBAY8
i think you miss read that, was saying it was better in atom, but the lack of highlight +mid click to copy/paste is getting on my nerves
http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-05172014-113414pm.php (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-05172014-113414pm.php)

nick-featch
May 18th, 2014, 03:46 PM
Alt should be the same as Cmd but doesn't seem to always work and I can confirm its not for Color Picker. Hmmm maybe Unity's HUD is interferring this can be configured http://askubuntu.com/questions/151951/how-do-i-prevent-ubuntu-from-capturing-the-alt-key-to-show-the-hud

If you select a package and click the "Open in Atom" button you can change the keymap to something like "ctrl-alt-c". I think you need to restart Atom for that change to take effect. Also if the package is updated you'll need to apply your change again.

Looks like the middle click issue is going to fixed soon - https://github.com/atom/atom/issues/2244

pqwoerituytrueiwoq
May 18th, 2014, 03:53 PM
it cant be unity messing with it here, i am using xfwm4

nick-featch
May 18th, 2014, 06:21 PM
Oh right sorry.

hyperreal
May 22nd, 2014, 07:04 AM
I've tried it. It's a nice, clean editor with a beautiful user interface, but configuration is too cumbersome and insufficient for my preferences.

HiImTye
May 22nd, 2014, 07:20 AM
I like vim, which supports all the features of Atom

pqwoerituytrueiwoq
May 22nd, 2014, 01:21 PM
anyone know how to get this feature?
http://www.zimagez.com/miniature/screenshot-05222014-082104am.php (http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/screenshot-05222014-082104am.php)

Habitual
May 22nd, 2014, 03:39 PM
Supposed to be very similar to Sublime:
http://www.webupd8.org/2014/05/atom-text-editor-ubuntu-ppa-update.html

but it's only available as 64-bit.
Yes, but does it print?

PartisanEntity
May 23rd, 2014, 07:55 PM
I heard about it recently at an event called Codefront.io, would like to try it out.

sethj3
May 24th, 2014, 08:25 PM
Did anyone have any issues installing it? I had a few (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2225314d) relating to the version of nodejs I had.

Other than that, it looks pretty cool!

sethj3
May 24th, 2014, 08:28 PM
I like vim, which supports all the features of Atom

Atom has a vim plugin :P


Yes, but does it print?

Hm, you know, I can't find a print option.. I'm sure it will be added eventually, atom is still heavily in development.

Habitual
May 24th, 2014, 11:37 PM
I can't find a print option.
Bummer.

mcduck
May 27th, 2014, 02:40 PM
I've been using Atom for a while now, and I really like it apart from couple of small issues (some of which I can live with, and some which actually seriously limit how useful it is for my work).

Lack of primary selection to copy/paste is of course annoying, and print support would be quite useful. But the big issue I'm having is that it doesn't seem to handle editing on files mounted through GVFS correctly, and actually behaves in destructive way if I even try doing that. So, I can't use it to directly edit files on web servers, mounted through the file manager's FTP connection, for some reason trying to save the file causes Atom to throw an error, open the inspector panel, and delete all contents of the file. So I can still use it for editing local files, but majority of my coding is about editing and updating files on FTP servers and I still need to use Gedit for those...

...and the startup time is a bit annoying, although that isn't a big deal for me as I'm not constantly opening and closing the editor anyway.

Hopefully all the issues will get sorted out over time, as otherwise I'm really enjoying using Atom and the plugins and relatively easy customization options thanks to web technologies make it my favourite editor this far.

Habitual
May 27th, 2014, 05:55 PM
SublimeText2 has a pretty neat feature:
I can open more than a "few" new tabs and have stuff in each one.
I can close the editor and re-open and all the tabs' content remains, even if unsaved.
It's the "perfect" scratch pad editor.

Aside from the lack of printing support, I see no reason to change.

kyle20
May 29th, 2014, 12:56 PM
I've tried it. It's a nice, clean editor with a beautiful user interface, but configuration is too cumbersome and insufficient for my preferences.
I second that! After playing around with it for the last 2 hours, I think i will stick with Sublime

hwindle83
June 10th, 2014, 09:20 AM
I would try it, but I'm too used to Vim and I built myself a text editor called Jotter anyway, so I just use that. I think I had an invite but then I promptly lost the email somewhere.