GitHub announced today that the editor it has been working on is now open source.
Today, we're excited to announce that we are open-sourcing Atom under the MIT License. We see Atom as a perfect complement to GitHub's primary mission of building better software by working together. Atom is a long-term investment, and GitHub will continue to support its development with a dedicated team going forward. But we also know that we can't achieve our vision for Atom alone. As Emacs and Vim have demonstrated over the past three decades, if you want to build a thriving, long-lasting community around a text editor, it has to be open source.
I have been using the Atom beta as my primary editor for the past few weeks and have been very happy with it.
It is currently only available for the mac, but it is based on Chromium and Node, and "Windows and Linux releases are on the roadmap."
(Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 07 2014, @06:53PM
Let me lead off with this https://xkcd.com/927/ [xkcd.com]
Having not used this editor before. How is it better/worse/feature wise to the hundreds of other text editors I can get? Of which a non insignificant portion are open source. Is it worth a try? Does anyone have any exp with it?
(Score: 4, Funny) by bob_super on Wednesday May 07 2014, @07:07PM
It's better because it still only works on a Mac.
What else could you ask for?
(Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Wednesday May 07 2014, @07:14PM
My rights don't end where your fear begins.
(Score: 3, Insightful) by useless on Wednesday May 07 2014, @07:14PM
Depends. Do you think having Google Analytics build into a text editor is a good or bad thing?
(Score: 2) by Tork on Wednesday May 07 2014, @07:28PM
Slashdolt Logic: "25 year old jokes about sharks and lasers are +5, Funny." 💩
(Score: 2) by forsythe on Wednesday May 07 2014, @07:30PM
There's no need to resort to XKCD. This exact scenario is a well-accepted koan.
This version copy-and-pasted from here [neugierig.org].
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 07 2014, @10:17PM
(Score: 3, Informative) by xlefay on Thursday May 08 2014, @01:45AM
Actually, the OP was wrong, it is in fact available for Linux and Windows they just don't advertise it on the atom's website.
Source: Atom's readme file: https://github.com/atom/atom#linux-requirements [github.com] & myself, since I've been testing it too.