Atom (text editor)
Atom on GNOME 3
|Preview release||0.119.0 / 26 July 2014|
|Development status||Public Beta|
|Written in||C++ / Node.js / CoffeeScript / JS / CSS / HTML|
|Operating system||Mac OS X 10.8, GNU/Linux, Windows|
|Type||Integrated development environment|
Atom is a free open-source text and source code editor for Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, and Windows with support for plug-ins written in Node.js, and embedded Git Control, developed by GitHub. Most of the extending packages have free software licenses and are community-built and maintained. Atom is based on Chromium and written in C++. It is used also as an IDE.
Initially, extension packages for Atom and anything not part of Atom's core were released under an open-source license. On 6 May 2014, the rest of Atom, including the core application, Atom's package manager, and Atom's Chromium-based desktop application framework, Atom Shell, was released under the MIT License.
- Henry, Alan (May 8, 2014). "Atom, the Text Editor from GitHub, Goes Free and Open-Source". Life Hacker.
- Lardinois, Frederic (May 6, 2014). "GitHub Open Sources Its Atom Text Editor". TechCrunch.
- "Atom Packages".
- "The Nucleus of Atom". Official Atom Blog. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
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