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Atom (text editor)

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Atom was a free and open-source text and source code editor for macOS, Linux, and Windows with support for plug-ins written in JavaScript, and embedded Git Control. Developed by GitHub, Atom was released on June 25, 2015.[8]

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Developer(s)GitHub (subsidiary of Microsoft)[1]
Initial releaseFebruary 26, 2014; 9 years ago (2014-02-26)[2]
Stable release
1.63.1[3] Edit this on Wikidata / 23 November 2022
Preview release
1.61.0-beta0[4] Edit this on Wikidata / 8 March 2022
Written inCoffeeScript, JavaScript, Less, HTML (front-end/UI)
Operating systemmacOS 10.9 or later, Windows 7 and later, and Linux[5]
Size87–180 MB
Available inEnglish
TypeSource code editor
LicenseMIT License (free software)[6][7] Edit this on Wikidata

Most of the extending packages have free software licenses and are community-built and maintained.[citation needed]

On June 8, 2022, GitHub announced that Atom’s end-of-life would occur on December 15 of that year, "in order to prioritize technologies that enable the future of software development", specifically its GitHub Codespaces and Microsoft's Visual Studio Code.[9][10]