Download/installation size

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:

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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.
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