Atom build: use system Chromium?


Is there a way, when building Atom from source, to also build Atom Shell so that it uses the system-installed Chromium binary? I’m using Gentoo and the chromium binary and libs are optimized so I thought it would be cool that Atom uses it instead of its own copy.

Any take on this? Didn’t find much in the docs or on these forums.


There was a similar discussion a while back about specifying the version of Node that Atom uses:

I feel like the answer is probably the same, it’s a support nightmare if everyone is using a different version of Chromium.


Nice reply. So my next question is: if I have lots of time to kill, can Atom be built including its Chromium from source?


I don’t see why not … but I haven’t attempted it.