Is it possible to run atom without packaging it?


Is there a way to run Atom “in place?” Obviously the coffee script has to be transpiled, but I’d like to be able to run the editor and play with the code without having to package and install it? To be clear, I mean the editor itself and not a separate package that I’m developing.

My goal is to dig into the internals of the program and understand the code better. There must be a different workflow for core developers. I apologize if the answer is obvious.




This is a duplicate of a previous topic:

We like to unify similar discussions under one topic so that people don’t have to read a bunch of different threads to get the whole story. Please continue the discussion there. I’ll be closing this topic as duplicate.