I followed the development of atom since the beginning but never actually used it aside from some short tests because it was to slow for me. Now after there were huge improvements in performance and start up time I would really like to switch from sublime to atom because there are some features and plugins that I am really intrigued by.
So I just downloaded the most recent version and installed some basic plugins - mostly syntax highlighting, minimap, colorpicker, no fancy stuff.
The UI still feels very sluggish to me. It’s not that I am not able to do my work but there is this slight latency for everything I do: typing, scrolling, opening new tabs, switching tabs…
I am on a macbook pro 13" (non-retina). If looking into the dev tools timeline I see a lot of “long frames” and a few warnings regarding forced layout calculations in the scrollbar component.
I am wondering if this a problem everybody just got used to / is ignoring or if there is something wrong with my setup?