I have seen this topic a couple times on the support forums, but have never seen an adequate response. Perhaps there isn’t one yet. However, I’d like to contribute my data in case it helps diagnose the problem.
I have a mbp with retina. 16GB RAM.
Right now, with one file open (a two-line coffee script script), it is using 6.4 GIG of RAM, spread out over several helper processes. In the hour I’ve been playing around with Atom, my battery has gone from 99% to 45%. Energy impact has been high, obviously, as has cpu utilization.
I so want to use this editor, for so many reasons. Is there anything I can do to minimize battery and memory use?