Package Details: atom-editor-bin 1.17.0-1

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Package Base: atom-editor-bin
Description: Atom is a hackable text editor for the 21st century built on Electron - Precompiled binary from official repository
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Keywords: atom editor
Licenses: MIT
Conflicts: apm, atom, atom-editor, atom-editor-git, atom-editor-git-tagged, atom-notracking
Provides: apm, atom
Submitter: butangmucat
Maintainer: grawlinson (forivall)
Last Packager: grawlinson
Votes: 291
Popularity: 6.232048
First Submitted: 2014-05-29 04:06
Last Updated: 2017-05-16 20:30

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grawlinson commented on 2016-08-02 00:18

1.9.0 is officially released and I've been using this for the past hour without any problems.

Having said that, feel free to blame me for any issues.

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wamari commented on 2017-05-17 03:31

Trying to install but getting the error below

-> Downloading atom-amd64-v1.17.0.deb...
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
28 93.0M 28 26.6M 0 0 2072k 0 0:00:45 0:00:13 0:00:32 2426k
curl: (23) Failed writing body (3649 != 16384)
==> ERROR: Failure while downloading
==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build atom-editor-bin.

saildata commented on 2017-03-28 22:05

First, thank you for maintaining the package. Also, I wanted to note that the description should read either "Chromium based" or more accurately "Electron based", but definitely not Chrome.

forivall commented on 2016-12-21 23:30

@morion @jokeyrhyme However, the atom that is in community has some significant patches, and the upstream atom maintainers generally prefer bug reports from their official build of the package. So, imo, this should be kept.

morion commented on 2016-12-21 02:13

There is a Atom package in official repository

AMZ-X commented on 2016-11-23 16:15

Error: /usr/share/atom/atom: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Required dependency: libxss

Vrakfall commented on 2016-11-14 02:24

@forivall - My bad, I didn't check that wiki page, I should have. I'm actually using Manjaro-bspwm and didn't get all of those package installed with it.

forivall commented on 2016-11-13 21:20

@Vrakfall - All packages in the base-devel group should be installed when building _any_ packages, and are always assumed as makedepends -

Vrakfall commented on 2016-11-13 05:53


I feel like you should add `fakeroot` and `patch` to your depencies since they are used to build. ;D

jokeyrhyme commented on 2016-11-08 08:56

Looks like this made it into the community repository:

grawlinson commented on 2016-11-07 19:55

@tuxayo - quote from maintainer regarding the license:

Google Analytics is not bundled with atom. The metrics package ( is. That one is
MIT licensed and depends on the node-uuid package (, which is
also MIT licensed. That one calls the Google Analytics API over HTTP. The
MIT license allows that. Actually they could also include the
google-analytics.js code itself. It's possible to bundle differently
licensed code with your MIT licensed app, as long as the _other_ license
permits it and is also bundled with the code it concerns (by putting
everything in a sub dir). The MIT license allows just about everything,
except removing the MIT license file itself.

That said. As of now the metrics package asks on first start if the user
wants to enable the tracking or not ( Which it should have from
the beginning.

Hope that answers your question.

@ivan_p - Thanks for submitting your changes, they've been added.

@Chais - will have a look at switching from deb to tar.gz. It currently works, so is not a high priority.

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