Atom Text Editor 1.18 released. Install Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu Linux. Atom 1.18 now brings integration with Git and GitHub. Users can correctly launch Atom from Windows Subsystem for Linux. The new released has added an option to always restore previous session.
It is also notable that Atom 1.19 Beta is equipped with Native Text Buffer. Atom 1.19 introduces an implementation of Atom’s underlying text buffer in native C++. File saves are now asynchronous and will never block the UI. Memory usage for large files has been reduced. 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.
- Improved tokenizing performance via oniguruma caching
- Correctly launch Atom from Windows Subsystem for Linux
- Added an option to always restore previous session
- Added settings for showing context in find-and-replace
- Improved suggestions in autocomplete-html
Download & Install Atom 1.18
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.