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Re: Atom editor

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Post by bigbenaugust » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:17 pm

Of course you shouldn't install any random piece of junk deb from the interwebs. But in this case, Atom comes from GitHub themselves. Slack is another one where I just get the official deb, do the install, and get on to real work.
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Re: Atom editor

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Post by Stevo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:47 pm

Skiddoo, us packagers would welcome any help we can get if you feel we should bundle every single Electron application out there into deb packages for our repo. You don't really need a powerful machine or virtual machines/pbuilder/sbuilder to do both 64-bit and 32-bit debs, since you're not compiling anything. You could even use this abandoned PPA as a template: https://launchpad.net/~webupd8team/+archive/ubuntu/atom

We don't know how to make an Electron app from source either, so you're still trusting the developer either way.

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Re: Atom editor

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Post by Stevo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:08 pm

That PPA was abandoned because Github set up their own Atom Debian and Ubuntu repositories. It doesn't look too hard to set up yourself, or you could ask dolphin_oracle to add it to the Package Installer.

https://flight-manual.atom.io/getting-s ... form-linux

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Re: Atom editor

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Post by Buck Fankers » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:23 pm

Adrian wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:02 am
So if you install a deb and nothing gets removed and you don't overwrite any file (it would prompt you and you'd have to use --force-overwrite) then it can't really break your system
Good to know, thanks!

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Re: Atom editor

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Post by Stevo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:42 pm

Github's repo is being added to the Package Installer, but that might disable the repo after the install, so no automatic updates...let me check if it can be left enabled.

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