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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) by Sir Garlon on Friday February 28 2014, @06:58PM

    by Sir Garlon (1264) on Friday February 28 2014, @06:58PM (#8692)

    What you have here is a "web app" written in HTML5 + Javascript, but running from local storage instead of via http.

    That would actually be quite a handy way of writing platform-independent applications

    Wouldn't it also be a handy attack vector?

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