Atom Text Editor 1.19 released. Install Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu Linux Systems. Atom 1.19 release offers improved performance and responsiveness via major architectural updates and an upgrade to Electron 1.6.9.
Improved Responsiveness and Memory Usage
Atom 1.19 introduces a native C++ text buffer implementation that improves responsiveness and memory usage. Saving a file now happens asynchronously without blocking the UI, so that you can move smoothly from one task to the next. Large files now consume less memory, marking another step in our continued drive to provide an excellent experience for all files big and small.
Editor Rendering Layer Rewrite
This release includes a full rewrite of the text editor’s rendering layer. We revisited all of our DOM layout and script interactions with the goal of improving performance, reducing complexity, and taking advantage of new APIs such as intersection observers, resize observers, and CSS containment boundaries. We did an in-depth post about it last month.
Other Notable Changes and Fixes
- Render line number gutter without numbers when showLineNumbers is false
- Improve clarity of Editor not responding actions
- Restore ability for
escapeto return focus to center
- Optimize trailing whitespace removal using native buffer search
Download Atom 1.19
Install Atom 1.19
Installing Atom on Debian Linux (Ubuntu)
Atom is only available for 64-bit Linux systems. To install:
- Download atom-amd64.deb from the Atom releases page.
- Run sudo dpkg –install atom-amd64.deb on the downloaded package.
- Launch Atom using the installed atom command.
The Linux version does not currently automatically update so you will need to repeat these steps to upgrade to future releases.