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posted by Dopefish on Friday February 28 2014, @03:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the probably-better-than-notepad dept.

Anonymous Coward writes "GitHub's Atom, a new text editor blending C++ and web technologies, is now being released as a limited beta. The new editor, which claims to have partial TextMate support, is extensible with the help of a centralized add-on manger (the same way Eclipse does) and is heavily integrated with the github platform. The final licence is not known at the moment, but the project already makes use of over 80 open source software packages.

Access to the beta is currently "invite only"."

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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Landon on Friday February 28 2014, @03:30PM

    by Landon (45) on Friday February 28 2014, @03:30PM (#8545) Journal

    I'm looking forward to giving it a whirl. I do wish someone would capture the embedded vim unicorn though.... frankly gvim is useless, so I spend half my time on the terminal in vim and half the time in richer GUI editors (sublime text, pycharm's editor) with a vim emulation that fits right in the uncanny valley.

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  • (Score: 2, Informative) by theHazardMan on Friday February 28 2014, @08:30PM

    by theHazardMan (2588) on Friday February 28 2014, @08:30PM (#8753)

    I'm in the same boat. Sublime Text offers the "VIntage Mode", which at least lets me use most of the basic vim keybindings, but I feel like switching back and forth between vim and sublime is holding me back from mastering either. On Linux I tend to prefer having many terminals open through Xmonad, so vim is the natural fit in this environment, yet I still spend a decent amount of time in Windows, so I need sublime to give me a somewhat sane environment for that.