I love Atom. I recently switched off of Sublime due to Atom’s nodeness. But Sublime provided a portable distribution for putting it on a USB flashdrive. I can sort of do this due to the zip package, but plugins and themes and such all go to my user profile folder. Is there someway I can set atom to install and create themes and packages to a directory of my choosing? I have not seen anything useful in the setting, but I may have overlooked it.
Hi James, there is already work being done on that https://github.com/atom/atom/issues/2939
In the meantime you could
ln -s /path/to/usb-drive/.atom ~/.atom, but you’ll have to do it on every pc you’re running atom from, so it’s far from optimal…
Check this out:
stupid noob question, don’t have a good understanding of how pulls/commits, etc…
is the zip for 0.177.0 portable now?
No, this was just merged today. It should be in v0.178.0 whenever that comes out.
The way to figure this out for yourself is:
Go to the PR page. In this case: https://github.com/atom/atom/pull/5385
Check to see if the PR is marked Open, Closed or Merged:
- If it is marked Open, then it is still being worked on. Check back later.
- If it is marked Closed, that means that it has been abandoned for one reason or another. You can check back later, but it is unlikely it will be merged.
- If it is margked Merged, then continue on with these instructions
Find the merge commit and click on it:
In the header for a commit, you’ll see what branches and tags that commit exists within. For example, this commit exists in the
masterbranch and tags
The way that the Atom project is run, tags of this format directly correspond with releases. So when you see that a commit is marked as existing in a version-number-looking tag, then you know you can find that feature in that release. (It’s a little more complicated than that, of course, but that’s the general idea.)
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wow, thank you! great post! i was going to come back and delete my question since it didn’t add to the thread.
i appreciate that very much!