Github's 'Atom' text editor hits version 1.0
Emacs' self-appointed heir heads out into the world
Github's Atom text editor, which it announced back in February 2014, has reached version 1.0.
Atom hit beta in May 2014 and its curators say it's endured 155 releases since and is now available for Windows, Linux and MacOS. It's already something of a hit: the team behind the tool counts 1.3 million downloads and reckons 350,000 folk use it each month.
The project's operatives have put together the very amusing video below to extol its virtues. If you want more detail, the application is yours for the downloading at Atom.io, as are the 2000+ "packages" that add functionality to Atom and make it customisable and extensible. ®