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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday May 07 2014, @07:47PM
In what world do you ever see something like 78 meg used in Safari? You are aware that each tab is reported as "Safari Web Content"? I just loaded up Safari myself (15" Macbook Pro) and with six random pages loaded (news, forums), I've got 151.2 for Safari, then 21.1 in Safari Networking, then about 240 spread across six Safari Web Content processes.
If you're going to criticise something at least make sure you don't look like a dribbling fanboy in the process.
(Score: 1) by twistedcubic on Wednesday May 07 2014, @08:09PM
The point is that Atom uses a lot of memory. Dribbling fanboy for Safari??? Now that's an insult.