The instructions at https://flight-manual.atom.io/hacking-atom/sections/hacking-on-atom-core/#platform-linux make it seem like after running script/bootstrap, I should be able to start atom with just typing atom in the terminal. I have ATOM_DEV_RESOURCE_PATH set to “~/atom”, which is where I cloned the package. script/bootstrap runs without any errors.
If I run script/build it creates an executable in the out folder that I can run to start atom, but the instructions in the link make it seem like you shouldn’t have to build atom to run it: " When the
ATOM_DEV_RESOURCE_PATH environment variable is set correctly, Atom is run using the source code from your local
atom/atom repository. This means that you don’t have to run
script/build every time you change code. Just restart Atom"