Only compile Atom Coffeescript?


Hi, I’ve just started trying to contribute to Atom. Is there any way to only compile the Coffeescript? I find myself making changes just in the client code.


Are you trying to modify the atom source itself or are you trying to write a package?

In the first case, you probably want to clone the Atom repo, and then you can build the app with the provided scripts, it will compile the coffeescript files and put everything in the right place.

It the second case, you don’t need to compile the coffeescript code. Atom will do it for you when loading your package.


Many thanks, I was concerned about the build taking a while for everything. Turned out to not be the case :smile: