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Atom for mac is 292 mb zipped.

Why?

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  • 6
    Just use vim!!!!!
  • 5
    It really sucks as a text editor. It is hard for me to completely dislike something this much. But boooooo does Atom suck.

    Use vim
  • 1
    @FrodoSwaggins @sergiolarosa89 @AleCx04 Why so bad? Haven't used it
  • 4
    @sjwsjwsjw It is built upon electron, thus it contains the whole chrome browser.
  • 3
    @FrodoSwaggins @sbiewald Isn't VS Code as well?
  • 1
    Isn't it built on electron?
  • 3
    Chrome is 50 MB zipped, so it's not that big just because of electron.
  • 18
    Because it is an atom. Besides electron, it also contains proton and neutron.
  • 1
    @FrodoSwaggins fucking hell
  • 0
    @irene i will take Sublime as well.

    But prefer Vim.
  • 0
    @irene oh most definitely!
  • 0
    @FrodoSwaggins For me, I'd say the extra load of Electron is worth it in the case of VS Code. Having all extensions so easily available, and having an active community to back me up is nice. Obviously not for everyone though.
  • 0
    @irene Don't do C/C++ :) What would you usually use for that? Sublime? Is there any proper IDE for it?
  • 0
    @irene KDevelop + CMake for the win.
  • 0
    @irene May I ask why?
  • 0
    Why do you dislike KDE things?
  • 0
    @irene Ah okay. That's too bad :/
  • 0
    @FrodoSwaggins I dug around and in the 800 MB uncompressed atom app bundle there's 150 MB for a copy of chrome, 300 MB for a copy of git, and another 300 MB for a compressed version of the exact same copy of git. the remaining 50 MB is shitloads of node_modules. so not entirely chrome's fault.
  • 0
    @FrodoSwaggins @tbodt wait there's more: a 44.4 MB "test.log" file, 65 MB of files called "parser.c", a 25 MB less-compile-cache directory, a 14 MB .tags file in what-the-diff, and don't forget 11 MB of emoji. all of the above is compressed so it doesn't take up quite that much space, but it's still entirely useless.
  • 0
    @FrodoSwaggins @tbodt lmao I just checked the atom repository and the latest commit to master is a merge of https://github.com/atom/atom/... which says "This change fixes an issue that caused some of Atom's installation packages (like the .rpm package) to gain around 2x in size (135 MB to 270 MB) between Atom 1.30 and 1.31."
  • 0
    @irene it's 44 MB of uncompressed logs, compressed it's more like 1MB. still, why
  • 0
    @FrodoSwaggins I'm mainly thinking of download size here, my internet is 3 mbps so I really care about this
  • 0
    @AleCx04 allways, thank you.
  • 0
    Emacs... No one?
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