Atom 1.29 to be Finally Available

Along with version 1.29, beta version of 1.3 is available
02 August 2018   642

The developers announced the release of the cross-platform code editor Atom 1.29. At the same time, the beta version is announced at the number 1.30. In a stable version, the performance of the parsing system is improved and the autocomplete function of the co-author's name is added via the GitHub API.

What's New in Atom 1.29

The updated version of the editor has brought two major changes. First, the developers have perfected their experimental parsing system Tree-sitter. In particular, all processes it now performs in the background, which frees the main and positively affects the responsiveness of the editor during parsing.

Tree-sitter in Atom 1.29
Tree-sitter in Atom 1.29

Secondly, you can add collaborators of the commit, "picking up" their logins on GitHub through the GitHub API. It is enough to start typing a name, and then select the one from the list. This also allows you to exclude someone from the commit by the combination of keys Shift + Del.

Commits in Atom 1.29
Commits in Atom 1.29

Get more at GitHub.

Beta version of Atom 1.30

  • The GitHub panel, which is displayed by the Ctrl + 8 combination, shows a list of pull requests in the current branch. When you click on the query, a window opens with a description, discussions and details of the development.

Pull-requests in Atom 1.29
Pull-requests in Atom 1.29

  • Commits messages now support emoji.

Emoji in Atom 1.29
Emoji in Atom 1.29

The full list of changes the developers published in the repository on GitHub.

In September 2017, GitHub and Facebook released a series of add-ons that turn the Atom code editor into a full development environment. Atom-IDE originally supported TypeScript, Flow, JavaScript, Java, C # and PHP and provided tools for deep code parsing.

Microsoft to Use Chromium for Edge Browser

The company has already placed the repository on GitHub to attract new members to the development of the browser
07 December 2018   144

Microsoft Vice President Joe Belfiore said that from December 6, 2018, the company will use the Chromium engine in the Microsoft Edge browser. According to him, Microsoft also plans to develop browsers for smartphones and other devices.

The company has already placed the repository on GitHub to attract new members to the development of the browser. Microsoft expects that the transition to the new engine will be a big step in the development of Microsoft Edge. For example, the browser will finally be adapted for macOS.

According to Belfiore, the company plans to improve the project in three areas:

  • Users will get hardware integration, improved browser compatibility with sites and reduced power consumption of devices when using it.
  • Web developers will appreciate the reduced fragmentation of a web platform for testing sites.
  • The corporate IT sector will get the compatibility of old and new Windows applications that run in the browser.

He noted that during the year the company would work “under the hood” of Microsoft Edge, and named several key stages of this process. For example, the transition to a platform compatible with the Chromium engine for developing a desktop version of the browser. It is also planned that most platforms and all versions of Windows will support Microsoft Edge.