Atom (text editor)

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Atom (text editor)
Atom on GNOME 3
Developer(s) GitHub, Inc.
Preview release 0.119.0 / 26 July 2014; 1 day ago (2014-07-26)
Development status Public Beta
Written in C++ / Node.js / CoffeeScript / JS / CSS / HTML
Operating system Mac OS X 10.8, GNU/Linux, Windows
Size 64 MB
Available in English
Type Integrated development environment
License MIT License

Atom is a free open-source[1][2] text and source code editor for Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, and Windows[3] 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.[4] Atom is based on Chromium and written in C++.[5] 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.[6]


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