[EDIT: I temporarily closed this issue a month ago when I felt the speed good enough. But recently things turn bad again.]
When I open [Settings > Install] in Atom and search or install packages, which is supposed to be very convenient and fast, I always have to wait around a minute for ANY response.
In comparison, when I go to the website of atom.io, in my web browser, and search or download packages there, the speed is much faster.
FYI: I’m in China and therefore I often have bad connections to many foreign sites. So, I am using a proxy (ShadowSocks) to overcome these problems. It works very well.
However, 1) I CAN visit atom.io WITHOUT my proxy at first place, and 2) [Settings > Install] is just slow, NOT broken.
So it might be something different from my common bad connection problems.
I want to know:
What are the differences between the two ways of package searching?
How can I make the responses in Atom [Settings > Install] as fast as in web browser?
Note: I guess Atom downloads a long index of packages at the beginning of my searching. But why installing a single package is also way too slow?
PS: Recently, even the images of package author’s avatar are slow to load, too. Sometimes timeout and they are broken.