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posted by n1 on Wednesday May 07 2014, @06:46PM   Printer-friendly
from the code-wants-to-be-free dept.

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."

 
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  • (Score: 4, Funny) by bob_super on Wednesday May 07 2014, @07:07PM

    by bob_super (1357) on Wednesday May 07 2014, @07:07PM (#40635)

    It's better because it still only works on a Mac.
    What else could you ask for?

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  • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Wednesday May 07 2014, @07:14PM

    by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@proton.me> on Wednesday May 07 2014, @07:14PM (#40639) Homepage Journal
    It to only work on a Mac and be buggy as hell.
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