Atom 1.22 Released – Install Atom Text Editor on Linux Ubuntu

Atom 1.22 released. Install Atom Text Editor on Linux Ubuntu using the command “sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/atom”. Atom is a desktop application built with HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and Node.js integration. It runs on Electron, a framework for building cross platform apps using web technologies.

Atom 1.22

Atom 1.22 includes a number of fixes to performance and usability.

Performance improvements

Resolved a long-standing performance issue related to spawning Git processes to fetch Git status. This manifested in periodic pauses of Atom’s UI and we’ve seen a noticeably smoother experience. The autocomplete-plus default provider now computes suggestions natively and on a separate thread.

Usability enhancements

It’s now easier to find the bracket corresponding to the one under your cursor if you enable the new setting in the bracket-matcher package, which highlights the line number for the corresponding bracket:

Highling Matching Bracket Line

Language package updates

Finally, there has been another raft of improvements to many bundled language grammar packages. Block comment handling has been improved in CoffeeScript and YAML. A major regex performance improvement has been made in the JavaScript grammar package. The HTML package has a number of fixes for improved tag tokenization.

Install Atom via WebUpd8 PPA

Run the command given below to install the latest Atom from WebUpd8 PPA:

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

Once installed, open Atom text editor from Ubuntu Dash or Terminal.

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