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Re: Atom (specialized text editor)

#16 Post by webfork » Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:16 am

rbon wrote: ... found on Sourceforge.net a build of Atom Portable developed from another developer (gareth-flowers) ... Not tested portability.
Status: Portable and stealth. Tested both 1.6.0 and 1.6.1 on Win7x86.

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Re: Atom (specialized text editor)

#17 Post by rbon » Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:44 am

webfork wrote:
rbon wrote: ... found on Sourceforge.net a build of Atom Portable developed from another developer (gareth-flowers) ... Not tested portability.
Status: Portable and stealth. Tested both 1.6.0 and 1.6.1 on Win7x86.
@webfork: thanks :D

by the way
I have seen that Gareth Flowers creates a new build few time after new official release (April 15, 2016).
The release 1.7.1 (not portable) has been published on GihHub:
- GitHub: https://github.com/atom/atom/releases/
- GitHub direct download: https://github.com/atom/atom/releases/d ... indows.zip

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Re: Atom (specialized text editor)

#18 Post by webfork » Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:01 pm

rbon wrote:I have seen that Gareth Flowers creates a new build few time after new official release (April 15, 2016)
It's cool. The softpedia changelog indicates that releases have been pretty rapid so we should expect it to be a little behind.

The program download is gigantic but this is pretty common among open source, cross-platform tools. Regardless, more than one of my friends have been saying very nice things about it so I'm very inclined to add it to the site. It's on the list.

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Re: Atom (specialized text editor)

#19 Post by rbon » Fri May 27, 2016 2:20 am

Atom Portable by Gareth Flowers ver. 1.6.2 has been released at May 26, 2016
- Atom Portable web site by Gareth Flowers: http://gareth.flowers/atom-portable/
- GitHub download page: https://github.com/garethflowers/atom-p ... tag/v1.6.2
- direct download online installer: https://github.com/garethflowers/atom-p ... .2.paf.exe
- direct download entire portable binary: https://github.com/garethflowers/atom-p ... _1.6.2.zip
- direct download source code (zip format): https://github.com/garethflowers/atom-p ... v1.6.2.zip
- direct download source code (tar gz format): https://github.com/garethflowers/atom-p ... 6.2.tar.gz
- Softpedia program page: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-too ... able.shtml (not yet updated)

from author:
Installer program (Atom_1.6.2.paf.exe) now downloads latest application during install.
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Re: Atom (specialized text editor)

#20 Post by Midas » Fri May 27, 2016 6:03 am

rbon wrote:Installer program (Atom_1.6.2.paf.exe) now downloads latest application during install.
  • This should be highlighted -- I didn't catch it at first. There, done it. :mrgreen:

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Re: Atom (specialized text editor)

#21 Post by rbon » Sat May 28, 2016 2:16 am

Atom Portable by Gareth Flowers ver 1.7.0 has been released at May 28, 2016
- Atom Portable web site by Gareth Flowers: http://gareth.flowers/atom-portable/
- GitHub download page: https://github.com/garethflowers/atom-portable/releases
- direct download online installer: https://github.com/garethflowers/atom-p ... ne.paf.exe
- direct download entire portable binary: https://github.com/garethflowers/atom-p ... _1.7.0.zip
- direct download source code (zip format): https://github.com/garethflowers/atom-p ... v1.7.0.zip
- direct download source code (tar.gz format): https://github.com/garethflowers/atom-p ... 7.0.tar.gz
- Softpedia program page: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-too ... able.shtml

Warning from author on GitHub:
Installer program (AtomPortable_1.7.0_online.exe) now downloads application during install.
This means that You can obtain Your portable package with online installer that downloads latest version.

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Re: Atom (specialized text editor)

#22 Post by TP109 » Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:22 am

Quite a few users have commented on Atom's performance issues:

http://www.thumbapps.org/2016/06/Atom-t ... table.html

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Re: Atom (specialized text editor)

#23 Post by shnbwmn » Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:01 am

Atom currently has some nice packages available for working with LaTeX documents (these work in concert with a TeX distribution like TeX Live, of course):

latex (compiling)
language-latex (syntax highlighting)
latex-tools (a port of Sublime Text's excellent LaTeX Tools)
latex-plus (compiling + project management)

There are some more I haven't tried yet:

latexer/latex-autocomplete (autocompletion)
latex-friend (various useful utilities)

And, as noted in the MarkDownEdit thread, the pdf-view package lets you view compiled PDFs right in the editor. An external viewer like SumatraPDF can also be used.

So Atom could be considered a replacement/alternative for LaTeX IDEs like TeXmaker, TeXstudio, TeXworks (default editor in MiKTeX/TeX Live), WinShell, etc. It's included in the Big List, along with Emacs and gVim.

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Re: Atom (specialized text editor)

#24 Post by webfork » Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:49 pm

Added to the database: Atom Portable - http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2793

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Re: Atom (specialized text editor)

#25 Post by Specular » Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:18 pm

Damn son, that DB rating is brutal :p I guess it only recently went up though.

Tried the non-portable version recently but wasn't at all fond of its auto install, addition of 'Open with Atom' in /every/ file context menu, and the settings are rather sprawled everywhere. I'll stuck with Sublime for the time being.

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Re: Atom (specialized text editor)

#26 Post by freakazoid » Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:06 pm

If you like Atom, you might want to try Brackets by Adobe instead. It's less hefty at around 120MB. Brackets Portable can be found on Github as well:
https://github.com/sagiegurari/brackets-portable

If you want to go lighter, use Sublime Text, which is around 30MB. If you want to go even lighter, use Notepad++ or AkelPad.
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Atom (specialized text editor)

#27 Post by webfork » Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:53 pm

freakazoid wrote:... might want to try Brackets by Adobe instead.
Interesting thanks. I haven't heard of anyone using Brackets but then most of my friends aren't web developers. As I occasionally do work there, I might look into it. Lots of people love Sublime but it's not open source and only partial freeware (with very lose limits).

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Re: Atom (specialized text editor)

#28 Post by Midas » Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:44 am

I think a mention of TextAdept is in order here (http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... hp?t=20636)... :P

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Re: Atom (specialized text editor)

#29 Post by webfork » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:19 pm

webfork wrote:The softpedia changelog indicates that releases have been pretty rapid so we should expect it to be a little behind.
I'm sad to say that this didn't continue. The garethflowers version of Atom does not appear to be seeing updates. We are at 1.13.1 (released 2017-01-29) and the official version is at v1.22.1 (released 2017-11-15).

As this means the program is incompatible many available add-ons, I'm going to add a note to the entry.

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Re: Atom (specialized text editor)

#30 Post by webfork » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:30 pm

So I've really been wanting to try simultaneous edition on Atom: https://blog.atom.io/2017/11/15/code-to ... -atom.html

I went digging for portable instructions but the install instructions on the Atom site are less than clear: https://flight-manual.atom.io/getting-s ... ling-atom/ ... and I couldn't seem to create a folder with the .atom name.

I may have figured something out:

Steps:
  • 1. Download the atom-windows.zip or atom-x64-windows.zip file and extract to temporary folder Atom-exe
    2. Launch and close atom.exe
    3. Copy folder C:\Users\USERNAME\.atom and the folder from step 1 to a folder of your choice

    You should have two folders at this point:
    • Atom-exe - main folder
      .atom - where settings are written
    4. Launch atom.exe

Status: Unclear. The program appears to write settings to AppData and I can't determine if they're just behaving like a temp folder or what.

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