Atom 1.19 Hackable Text Editor Improves Responsiveness and Memory Usage

GitHub’s Atom developer Ian Olsen is pleased to announce the promotion of the Atom 1.19 open-source hackable text editor to the stable channel for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows.

It’s been almost two months since Atom 1.19 entered Beta stages of development, along with the promotion of Atom 1.18 to the stable channel, which introduced Git and GitHub integration straight into the heart of the editor, and the biggest new change is improvements to responsiveness and memory usage by implementing a native C++ text buffer.

“Saving a file now happens asynchronously without blocking the UI, so that you can move smoothly from one task to the next,” explains Ian Olsen in the release announcement for Atom 1.19 and Atom 1.20 Beta. “Large files now consume less memory, marking another step in our continued drive to provide an excellent experience for all files big and small.”… (read more)

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