Atom 1.19 text ed­i­tor gets of­fi­cial with en­hanced re­spon­sive­ness

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Atom has an­nounced the re­lease of the next ver­sion of its text ed­i­tor. De­buted as Atom 1.19, the new open source text ed­i­tor up­date comes with an upgrade to Elec­tron 1.6.9. The no­table change in Atom 1.19 is the im­proved re­spon­sive­ness and mem­ory usage. The in­te­gra­tion of a na­tive C++ text buf­fer has helped to smoothen the over­all per­for­mance and op­er­a­tions of the text ed­i­tor. Also, the key fea­ture of Git and GitHub in­te­gra­tion, which was in­tro­duced in Atom 1.18, has been im­proved with new tweaks in ver­sion 1.19. Ian Olsen, the de­vel­oper be­hind Atom, said that the im­prove­ments in Atom 1.19 are the new steps in the ‘con­tin­ued drive’ to de­liver a flu­ent ex­pe­ri­ence for large and small files. Large files con­sume less mem­ory in Atom 1.19. In the same way, file sav­ing in the latest Atom ver­sion hap­pens asyn­chronously with­out block­ing the UI.

Atom 1.19 comes with a full re­write of the text ed­i­tor’s ren­der­ing layer. This ver­sion has re­stored the abil­ity to re­turn fo­cus to the cen­tre. There is also an op­ti­mised na­tive buf­fer search im­ple­men­ta­tion that re­moves trail­ing white­spaces. The new text ed­i­tor ver­sion also comes with the ‘showLineNum­bers’ op­tion set to false, by de­fault. Atom fol­lows the tra­di­tion of push­ing the sta­ble re­lease along with the next beta ver­sion, and has re­leased Atom 1.20 beta for pub­lic test­ing. The beta re­lease of­fers bet­ter sup­port for Git in­te­gra­tion. Olsen has added a new API that can be used for ob­serv­ing dock vis­i­bil­ity, along with fixes for PHP gram­mar sup­port.

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