I love the editor, but I’m sort of surprised no one has ever complained about the download/installation size of this. Come on, a text editor that takes almost 300 megabytes of my disk space? It’s almost same as Parallels Desktop…
There have been complaints, though they are rare. You can see a discussion about it here:
Yes, it looks crazy. My installation size on Kubuntu took 638 MB together with dependencies. I expected it to be 10 MB or so.
sudo apt-get install atom Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following additional packages will be installed: desktop-file-utils git git-man gvfs gvfs-bin gvfs-common gvfs-daemons gvfs-libs liberror-perl Suggested packages: gir1.2-gnomekeyring-1.0 git-daemon-run | git-daemon-sysvinit git-doc git-el git-email git-gui gitk gitweb git-cvs git-mediawiki git-svn gvfs-backends The following NEW packages will be installed: atom desktop-file-utils git git-man gvfs gvfs-bin gvfs-common gvfs-daemons gvfs-libs liberror-perl 0 upgraded, 10 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded. Need to get 111 MB of archives. After this operation, 638 MB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
The package size of atom is not that big, it similar to Java apps. However, the install size is really really large at 651 MB. That is not a usual size of an application. Does 651 MB all contribute to the functions of atom? And the memory usage is 400 MB
Otherwise, Atom is actually a very good editor. Starts up quite fast too.