How can I automatically update version of the Atom editor?


#1

Is there is some package? My current version is 1.0.2.


#2

If you’ve installed the version from the website and are running OS X or Windows, it should update automatically. On Linux, only manual updating is supported right now.


Why Atom on Linux does not update automatically?
#3

@leedohm I use Linux. This means that I have to download a .deb package from the atom.io website and install it?


#4

If I re-download and install Atom on Linux, will I lose my editor settings?


#5

Yes, you need to download newer deb package and install it.
You don’t lose any settings


#6

No you shouldn’t, your config is in your home directory, your updated install is in /usr/bin


#7

@russlescai Is there anywhere instruction how to update the editor on Linux?
I’m afraid to break something.


#8

Don’t worry, your settings will not be lost :smiley: As @russlescai said, they are stored in your home directory ~/.atom.

If you’re using an ubuntu variant, you can get atom from this ppa (He’s up to date).


#9

@KabbAmine All right! Thank you very much! :smile:


#10

Just to be clear, there is no official PPA for Atom.


#11

BTW, how does one know when a new update is available? I saw the messages go by in atom/atom issues before but I’m about to stop following that (too much noise).


#12

I created an IFTTT recipe that sends a notification to my phone when a new version of Atom is released.


#13

Thanks. I signed up for IFTT account and set up your recipe. I had never heard of IFTT.

BTW, I saw in your recipe that there is an RSS channel to watch atom releases. I check my RSS a couple of times a day so that works for me. I’ll probably cancel your IFTT recipe. For anyone lurking, the atom release feed is at https://github.com/atom/atom/releases.atom.

BTW again: I looked at setting up a test recipe for GitHub. I backed out quickly when it asked permission for all my private repos and private personal info. They are crazy. They should have a public option.

BTW again again: Where do I find what atom/atom RSS feeds are available? I went to atom/atom and couldn’t find anything about feeds.


#14

News feeds on GitHub:

https://help.github.com/articles/news-feed/


#15

I read that. But it doesn’t tell how to find out which ones are available.


#16

Ah ok, I misunderstood your question. There are a few different RSS feeds available, but they aren’t well documented. There are feeds for releases, following the pattern that you mention above. There are feeds for a user’s public activity, documented in the help. But there doesn’t appear to be a public activity analog for organizations like atom (or at least an easily discoverable one) unless you’re a member of the organization. There also seems to be one for commits on a branch, but I had to go to Stack Overflow to find that one.


#17

Thanks, I’m thoroughly confused but that is normal for me. I don’t need to know this stuff.

I know about the blog feed and this release feed. Are there any others I should know about?


#18

The only ones I know about are the ones I mentioned in my last post :laughing: There may be more, but they’d require more digging.


#19

I’m using up2date (Linux & Windows).

There is also atom-update who claims being able to update Atom in all platforms, but I didn’t tested it.


#20

@KabbAmine Cool! Thank’s for the link.